El Niño: How does it affect the Amazon Rainforest?

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If you’ve been keeping up with environmental news, or even if you’ve just been confused by the weird weather over … Read More

Winter in the Rainforest

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As winter settles in on the Midwest, dramatic changes are everywhere. Leaves have fallen off the trees; a brisk, frigid … Read More

Peru creates ‘Yellowstone of the Amazon’: 3.3M acre reserve home to uncontacted tribes, endangered wildlife

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Story by Rhett A. Butler originally published November 7, 2015 on Mongabay.com    After more than a decade of discussion and … Read More

Caring for the Land of the Amazon

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Agroforestry and urban gardening: very different but related in many ways! Painting by Julia Loman Having recently moved to the … Read More

Cloud Forests

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Painting by Julia Loman Cloud forests: how magical they sound! I picture tall trees swirling with clouds, or perhaps trees … Read More

Leaders Push for Forests at UN Climate Summit

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  The recent UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York City has come out with the New York Declaration on … Read More

Mysterious Amazon “Rings” Predate the Amazon Itself

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It has always been assumed that the Amazon Rainforest was a pristine environment before we began major mining and logging … Read More

The Start of the Amazon as a Rainforest

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Two thousand years ago, the Amazon Rainforest was a different landscape than it is today. John Carson, from the University … Read More

Wanna Change the Music?

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This video from Arbio, the Association for the Forest Resilience to the Inter-Oceanic Highway in Peru, uses the sounds of deforestation to … Read More

Canopy Holds Secret to Amazon Evolution

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The Western Amazon is arguably the most world’s biodiverse region and now scientists have found that not only is the … Read More

Global Warming Causes Rapid, Drastic Changes

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This week, the New York Times reports that a scientific panel warned that “continued global warming poses a risk of … Read More

A Few Trees Rule the Forest

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The Amazon rainforest is such a rich repository of fascinating wildlife and plant species that scientists are still in the … Read More

Climate Change Threatens Andean Cloud Forests

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Can one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world survive the looming threat of climate change?

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