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Inspector who tried to rein in illegal logging was fired
A forest inspector who tried to rein in illegal logging in Peru was fired and fled to U.S. after getting death threats
This Amazonian tree frog's poison has become part of the latest super cleanse trend
Deep in the Peruvian Amazon lives a giant tree frog that is in high demand for its natural toxins, which people are using to poison themselves in a ceremony that has become the latest super clense trend. For hundreds of years, these frogs have been used by Amazonian tribes for their supposedly
This Amazonian frog's toxins have become part of latest cleansing trend
Although there's no research to support the claims, the use of "kambo" has been said to have supposed magical healing powers.
U.S. soccer draws with Colombia, still makes Olympic quarters
With time running out, Catalina Usme beat Hope Solo with a free kick from a tight angle to give Colombia a 2-2 draw against the United States on Tuesday at the Olympics. Usme also scored in the 26th minute, booting a free kick that went between Solo's legs, to give the Colombians an early 1-0 lead.
For all the world to see, Rio games have begun ... Finally
RIO DE JANIERO -- It's the phrase that's uttered at the start of every Olympics and consists of just four little words -- "Let the Games begin." But Friday night, even more than usual, they felt like four of the most potent words in the vocabulary of sports, because of what they signaled. Finally,
Channing Tatum's Energy Secret: An Amazonian Leaf That 'Brings the Force of the Jungle Inside You'
Deep in the Ecuadorian rainforest, a woman handed Channing Tatum a bowl of tea made from a mysterious leaf believed to have mystical powers. He took the steaming bowl and sat down next to a camp fire to sip and enjoy. It's part of a ritual that has been shared by locals for thousands of years. "It
Channing Tatum Says Runa Tea Was Essential for Shooting 'Magic Mike'
The actor became an investor in a tea company based in the Amazon rainforest after drinking it while shooting his movie.
The Royals Arrive; Not Quite 'Eaten Alive'
quicklist:1 title: Not Quite ‘Eaten Alive’ text: After an outpouring of disappointment from viewers that expected to see naturalist Paul Rosolie get "Eaten Alive" by an 18-foot anaconda on Discovery Channel's highly anticipated special, the network has released a statement regarding the feat being