Amazon Rainforest

tech-science

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.
Becky Ferreira
9.9.19
climate change

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.
Madeleine Gregory
8.22.19
Amazon Rainforest

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.
Tim Marcin
8.22.19
tech-science

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.
Becky Ferreira
7.29.19
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
Amazon Rainforest

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.
David Gilbert
3.1.18
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
amazon

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.
VICE News
4.15.15
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