Up to now, most of the heat being generated by our industrial civilization has been being quietly absorbed by the oceans. But the oceans are now at a tipping point.
In a war-torn region, three stories of people fostering life in the midst of death.
Rivers of Blood
Sounds like something straight out of the ancient Biblical Ten Plagues: rivers of blood flowing down city streets. Except that it was happening last week right outside of the…
More Killing – Always the Answer
This week we’ve had the war on cats and the war on wild horses. Last week, it was wolves, and the week before, goats. Why are we always at war with the other animals?
Sacred Cows and Sacrificial Wolves
What goes wrong when well-meaning animal advocates make deals with businesses and agencies that don’t have the interests of the animals at heart.
The Crystal Catastrophe Cruise
What do you call a luxury ship with 1,070 people paying up to $120,000 each for a cruise through the once-impenetrable Northwest Passage?
Overall, there was hardly anywhere that didn’t have some kind of weather-related drama going on.
Imagine having two separate auditory circuits in your brain. That’s what dolphins have. So, what does the second one do??
It’s now an unfolding pandemic, and it may be caused in part by intensive cattle farming.
Dingoes are being released onto an island in Australia to kill the feral goats. The dingoes have been implanted with poison “time-bombs” that will then kill them.
A classic case of international greed in the name of economic “progress” that’s destroying vast numbers of animals and their homes.
Perdue Foods, announces new “humane” policies, like having windows in at least some of its chicken factory barns. Wow … windows!
As the National Aquarium announces bold plans to create a seaside sanctuary for its dolphins, an exploitation company builds a swim-with-dolphins center in the Arizona desert.
Researchers are trying to grow human organs in pig embryos. But if the human stem cells start migrating around the embryo, the baby pig might start growing a human brain, too.
In a world of 7.3 billion thoroughly destructive humans and just 125,000 very peaceable gorillas, was Harambe’s life worth less than Isaiah Dickerson’s?
Is it possible for us humans to coexist peacefully with our fellow animals in a modern capitalist economy? Two books come to opposite conclusions.
Even though we can never fully recompense these apex predators for what they’ve lost, having their own sanctuary can help to heal the deep wounds we have inflicted upon the fabric of nature itself.
It’s the dawn of a new era for whales and dolphins. A new organization has been formed to create seaside sanctuaries for whales and dolphins being retired from marine circuses.
On the same day SeaWorld was pushing back against retiring killer whales to sanctuaries, 33 lions from circuses in Peru were heading to a sanctuary in South Africa.
Great escapes like those of Inky, Frank Lee Bull and the priceless Tamworth Two, remind us that our fellow animals prize freedom as highly as we do.
The Tree of Life, a diagram that shows branches of life on Earth, has just changed radically. The dominant life form on Planet Earth is actually bacteria.
What would it be like to be eaten by a large predator? We humans are, after all, basically a prey species, and our drive to dominance is a product of human frailty.
It was all a bit too good to be true. Even as the CEO of SeaWorld and the CEO of the Humane Society of the U.S. were smiling together, SeaWorld was preparing an advertising blitz trashing animal protection organizations with a series of blatant untruths.
World-renowned climate scientist Dr. James Hansen is predicting a rapid ocean rise of 20 to 30 feet – enough to submerge every coastal city on Earth – along with catastrophic shutting down of ocean circulation, leading to massive storms and other climate upheavals. And the key word is RAPID.
Orca captivity will still continue for at least another 30 to 50 years.