Amazon Rainforest

Motherboard

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.29.18
HOTY2017

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.
Jason Koebler
1.5.18
virtual reality

The Future of Virtual Reality Smells Like Dirt

Three groups at Tribeca Film Festival incorporated smell into their VR films.
Beckett Mufson
4.27.17
Opinion

Chevron Wins, But Ecuador's Amazon Remains an Unmitigated Environmental Disaster

Once again, corporate and government interests win; the environment loses.
Jason Koebler
8.9.16
News

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.
Vice Beta
7.14.16
Ecuador

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.
Sarah Emerson
6.30.16
News

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.
Mark Hay
2.27.15
Culture

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.
Jason Koebler
8.28.14
earth

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.
Jason Koebler
4.15.14
News

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...
Joseph Cox
7.17.13