Articles by Rhett A. Butler

Rhett Butler is the founder and CEO of Mongabay. Rhett founded Mongabay out of his passion for wildlife and wild places. He has traveled widely in the tropics and enjoys photography, hiking, and scuba-diving.

Fires rage in Bolivian rainforest

Fires rage in Amazon rainforest of Bolivia Fires rage in Bolivian rainforest Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com September 23, 2005 Fires have burned more than 1700 square miles (4450 square km)…

What is a Category 5 Hurricane?

Can hurricanes be weakened using oil slicks or other techniques? Can hurricanes be weakened using oil slicks or other techniques? Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com September 21, 2005 Hurricane Katrina was…