A 1000-Foot Tower Is Being Built in the Amazon to Track Climate Change

In a remote stretch of the Amazon rainforest, a skinny steel tower will soon rise over 1,000 feet into the sky—higher than the Eiffel Tower, way higher than the trees. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is a joint effort by Brazil and Germany to figure out exactly how carbon dioxide fluctuates inside the South American… »9/15/14 2:51pm9/15/14 2:51pm

Your Old Phone Could Help Eavesdrop on Illegal Rainforest Loggers

How do you catch a logger in the dense, remote rainforest? For a long time, the answer has been satellites, which may sound high-tech, but actually means you're looking at photos of deforested land days after the loggers have made their getaway. A nonprofit called Rainforest Connection wants to turn old smartphones… »5/12/14 4:40pm5/12/14 4:40pm

Ask the Mastermind of This Amazing Rain Forest Treehouse Community Anything

Did you see Return of the Jedi as a kid and wish you could live in the trees in the middle of the forest, but your family and friends would all be connected in a community? Guess what: now that exists. »11/27/12 12:45pm11/27/12 12:45pm

For better or worse, we rely entirely on our IPhones and the regional 3G signal to connect to the internet,…