The Amazon Rainforest Was Once a Human Success Story. It Could Be Again
For millennia, Indigenous practices have enhanced the biodiversity, fertility, and carbon-sucking powers of the most biodiverse region on land.
The Amazon Wildfires Aren't Natural. Blame Humans
As the Amazon burns, it's important to know that intense wildfires aren't natural to the largest tropical rainforest ecosystem on Earth—people are to blame.
Brazil's President Bolsonaro Is Now Spreading Conspiracy Theories About the Amazon Fires
Jair Bolsonaro, whose support of Amazon deforestation has earned him the nickname "Captain Chainsaw," is blaming the fires on environmental groups.
The Smallest Fossilized Monkey Ever Is the Size of a Hamster
Parvimico materdei lived about 18 million years ago in what is now the Peruvian Amazon.
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.
Brazil’s top court just made it easier to cut down the Amazon rainforest
Farmers can now cultivate land closer to hilltops and riverbanks, both areas more susceptible to erosion after trees are cut down.
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.
Amazon Settlers Dreaming of Modernization (Extra Scene from 'Cocaine And Faith In The Amazon')
In this extra scene, VICE News meets settlers of Alto Monte, who believe their sacred and remote town in the Amazon is on track to becoming a great civilization — just as their prophet Ezequiel Ataucusi promised.