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Milestones

DIED Renato Dulbecco, 97, a virologist who shared the 1975 Nobel Prize for his work on viruses that led to the discovery that genetic mutations cause cancer...

Rain Forest for Ransom

The canoes slip from the dock, the morning mist still clinging to Anangucocha Lake in eastern Ecuador's Yasuni National Park. The Amazon rain forest has yet to...

Rain Forest for Ransom?

In this week’s international edition of TIME—which is thankfully not behind the paywall—I have a piece on Ecuador’s innovative plan to forswear drilling for oil...

Rio: Birds of a Fabulous Feather

It's a toga party at the Tiki Room. In the first minutes of Rio, the new animated feature from 20th Century Fox's Blue Sky studio, the 3-D screen explodes in a...

Malaysia: A Coal Plant in Paradise

There are worse places to be than in the eco-paradise of Sabah, a state on the northeast tip of Malaysian Borneo. To one side is the Coral Triangle, home to the...

Gulf Oil Threatens an Underwater 'Rain Forest'

The WeatherBird II is not a pretty ship. A boxy, businesslike, 194-ton vessel, it prowls the waters off St Petersburg, Fla. where it competes for attention with...

A Tree-Hugging Tea.

As a college student in california in the early '90s, Alex Pryor always kept some of his native Argentina with him. His link to home was a beverage made from the...

Prince Charles Goes Viral to Save the Rain Forests

He doesn't write e-mails or — perish the thought — use a BlackBerry or iPhone. Indeed, the Prince of Wales still deploys a fountain pen to scratch out letters...

Beauty

Amala Taking its name from Sanskrit for "most pure," this line of skin and body products is made entirely from whole plant ingredients and contains no...

The New Age of Extinction

There are at least 8 million unique species of life on the planet, if not far more, and you could be forgiven for believing that all of them can be found in...

King of the Hill.

It's just two days before its official reopening, and the new California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco looks like the old MGM lot back when they used to...

Rain Forest Tribesmen Just Want to Be Left Alone

Nine ironwood spears protruded from the lifeless body of Luis Castellanos when it was found in March, near a jungle road. Castellanos, 37, was the third poacher...

On the Market: a Whole Rain Forest

How much is a rain forest worth? Until recently the answer was: virtually nothing. A tropical rain forest provides habitat for untold species of animals and...

Life on the Amazon River

Most travelers associate Brazil with the Amazon and Peru with the Andes. Yet, some two-thirds of Peru is actually covered by dense Amazonian rain forest. Since...

Rio de Janeiro

Even though Narciso Rodriguez lives and works in New York City, he finds much of his design inspiration on trips to Rio de Janeiro, where he goes to unwind. In...

A Monkey Advocate Lands Behind Bars

Marc Van Roosmalen is a world-renowned primatologist and environmentalist who discovered five new species of monkey in the Brazilian Amazon. He was named a...