the Amazon

Drugs

The Quest to Cure One Man's Depression with Ayahuasca

After exhausting all other options, James Freeman spent ten months attempting to fix himself with the native plants of the Amazon.
Adam Szetela
5.19.17
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
Stuff

How Unethical Is Buying Cocaine?

Your baggie of white powder was brought to you by beheadings, torture, and deforestation in the Amazon. How bad should you feel about that?
Mike Pearl
5.23.16
Travel

Ayahuasca Tourism Is Ripping Off Indigenous Amazonians

Some groups are pissed about the influx of Westerners visiting the Amazon to dress up like the indigenous people and bastardize their rituals.
Ann Babe
5.10.16
Photo

A New Paradise: The Gender Fluid Tribes of the Colombian Amazon

Sensual, transgressive, and playful portraits of the Ticuna tribe in Colombia.
Nelson Morales
2.26.16
earth

Earth Has 52 Percent Fewer Wild Animals Today Than in 1970: Report

Surprise, surprise: Habitat degradation and exploitation are the biggest animal killers.
Jason Koebler
9.29.14
Stuff

Ayahuasca Will Make You Cry, Vomit, and Feel Amazing

Ayahuasca, yagé, the truth vine, the <em>madre</em>, or whatever you call it is not only the strongest drug I've ever tried but easily the most powerful experience I've ever had.
Conor Creighton
9.18.14
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
nature

To Fight Climate Change We Need to Protect the People Who Live in the Rainforest

Give the woods to the people who live there and they take care of them.
Ben Richmond
7.25.14
peru

Brazil Contacted an Isolated Tribe for the First Time in Two Decades

Illegal logging in Peru likely pushed the tribe into the country.
Jason Koebler
7.2.14
Features

Ecuador's Last Uncontacted Tribes Face the Familiar Promise of Jungle Oil

For 20 years, Ecuador's Amazonian tribes have been taken advantage of by big oil—and it's about to happen again.
Jason Koebler
6.24.14
Ecuador

Ecuador's Plan to Drill in the Amazon Is Moving Ahead, Despite Opposition

A referendum vote was considered the best shot at halting a plan to drill for oil in the Amazon.
Jason Koebler
5.14.14
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