The Amazon Is Worth $8.2 Billion if It’s Left Standing, Study Shows
Keeping the rainforest in tact would preserve $8.2 billion of annual revenue in the economy, but Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro may be dazzled by short-term gains.
The Researcher Documenting Life in Earth's Most Biodiverse Ecosystem
Diego Mosquera shares the lush Ecuadorian Amazon with the world through camera traps, social media, and academic research.
The Future of Virtual Reality Smells Like Dirt
Three groups at Tribeca Film Festival incorporated smell into their VR films.
Chevron Wins, But Ecuador's Amazon Remains an Unmitigated Environmental Disaster
Once again, corporate and government interests win; the environment loses.
The VICE Morning Bulletin
This morning, Trump polls at 0 percent among black voters in key battleground states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, Cleveland's police confirm that protestors at next week's Republican National Convention will be allowed to carry guns, and more.
Behold, the World's First Footage of the Super Elusive Dark Tree Rat
Camera traps (and a bit of luck) reveal the first-ever footage of this elusive rodent.
Brazil's Arrested Forest Kingpin Isn't the Only Problem Facing the Amazon
This week, Brazil arrested a man who may be responsible for up to 20 percent of illegal cuttings in the Amazon over the past few years. That's good, but until the country strictly enforces conservation laws this is just a Hydra problem.
Tourists on 'Human Safaris' Are Harassing Uncontacted Peruvian Tribes
There's evidence that the trinkets people are leaving behind are making the indigenous people sick.
The Amazon Is Burning, and It Doesn't Have the Firefighters to Stop It
Forest fires in the Amazon are becoming more common and countries lack the resources to fight them.
Brazilian Soldiers and Native Tribespeople Are Clashing in the Amazon
Although the Brazilian economy has hit a few speed bumps recently, the wheels of growth have been in motion for some time, and the country is desperate for renewable energy sources to keep its industrial and economic growth buoyant. This is why, for...