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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured these images of several fires burning in the states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, and Mato Grosso on August 11 and August 13, 2019. (NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview and VIIRS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview, and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership)

Cal State LA
A longtime opponent of environmental advocacy, the personal politics of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro have made him an international liability. 
Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
A governmental push to monetize the national parks of Argentina faces scrutiny from residents protesting both the blatant grab for tourist dollars and the concern over commercializing pristine, natural areas.
Loyola University Chicago
For my love of Nutella and the environment, I take a close look at one of the hazelnut spread's main ingredients: palm oil. Here's what I learned about it — and what companies are doing to reduce the environmental impact.

The Amazon rainforest: Pristine wilderness or forest garden? (Photos by Tomasz Falkowski/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Tomasz looks at how foreigners, violence, poor soil and roads killed off 90% of the Amazon population. Can looking at the past help us find a way to better manage this ecosystem?

Camp 41's amazing cooks — a team headed by the Brazilian grandmother we all wanted to adopt — kept the Planet Forward crew full of fresh, local fruits at breakfast and lunch. (Planet Forward)

Arizona State University
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Read Sydney's story of how she found her sense of comunidade — “community” in Portuguese — as she turned every corner in Brazil.

Dr. Tom Lovejoy beat the crowd of students, scientists, and storytellers to Camp 41 and waited to greet us as we entered our tropical home away from home. (Zachary G. B. Smith/SUNY)

Planet Forward Podcast
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Hear Zack tell us about the trip we took to the Brazilian rainforest, which revealed research spanning 38 years — and the man behind it all.

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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Grad student Tomasz says the Quechua call the Amazon River 'Amaru Mayu,' which translates to 'mother serpent of the world.' What lessons can she teach us?
Cocaine's Environmental Cost
Graphic Designer, Planet Forward
Cocaine has human costs, but the first toll it takes is on the very land it grows on. See what producing cocaine is doing to the Columbian landscape and the Amazon.
Randy Hayes developed the Rainforest Action Committee and he is committed to protecting indigenous people and their rain forests. Hayes wants to see what he calls a "societal U-turn" or a major change in what society values in regards to climate... Read More