Forty years ago, a ground-breaking publication called The Limits to Growth concluded that by the middle of the 21st Century the Earth would no longer be able to sustain our escalating obsession with growth.
Introducing the Whale Sanctuary Project
This blog is taking a break for the next few months so that I can devote my energies to the Whale Sanctuary Project. Here's why.
Is the Sloth Sanctuary a Zoo?
The Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica was the first of its kind for these wonderfully engaging animals, and it was a model for others that followed. But questions have arisen. And…
Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary
Tafi Atome looks like a typical forest in Ghana. The monkeys have been revered in this village for two centuries. But being “sacred” is no guarantee of survival.
The Great Irony of Animal “Rights”
The great irony of the animal rights movement is there is still only one species that has any rights at all: humans. But the Nonhuman Rights Project is setting out to change that.
Why Mass Extinction Is Part of Human Nature
Why would a supposedly “intelligent” species behave in a way that’s bringing about a mass extinction – one that will likely take us down along with so many other animals?
For biggest dinos, ‘normal’ was just like us First, we thought they were cold-blooded, like snakes and lizards. Then we learned that at least some dinosaurs…
Lion and turtle were movie directors, too You may have already seen the viral video of the seagull who picks up a video camera in Cannes,…
Kevin McClain spent his last two days at the hospice with his beloved dog, Yurt Kevin McClain was homeless, living out of his car in Cedar…
Peter Falk was a spokesperson for all animals. He was a passionate supporter of animal causes, including Best Friends Animal Society and PETA.
Japanese family calls themselves animal rescue guerrillas The Hoshi family on one of their rescue raids at the dead zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant Hiroshi…
Like many Border collies, Ci was born and bred to herd sheep. So how come, when confronted with a herd of sheep, he simply takes off in the opposite direction?
Plans to construct a major highway through the middle of the Serengeti National Park have been scrapped. This is very good news for millions of the…
Study says housecats stake out a territory that can cover five acres or more. And feral cats can have a much larger range – more than 370 acres in some cases.
Defying Prime Minister David Cameron and his government, members of the British parliament voted unanimously yesterday to prohibit wild animals from being used in circuses.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as the U.K.’s royal newlyweds are now known, have decided to attend the Calgary Stampede, a rodeo event that most…
Everything we know of San Diego dog attack so far makes it a classic case of criminal negligence and irresponsibility on the part of the dogs’ guardian.
Take Your Dog To Work Day was started by Pet Sitters International in 1999. It took off in the world of dog lovers, and is observed by businesses all across the country.
The latest nuclear disaster to hit Japan may have actually spawned a real mutated animal – a rabbit without ears. Skeptics, among them prominent scientists, believe that may be too much of a leap.
The story begins with the rescuers finding this little guy they named Ralphie. Someone had already taken him under their wing but they weren’t equipped to adopt.
13,000 years ago, someone in Florida, carved an image of an animal onto a piece of bone. It’s the oldest and only known example of Ice Age art to depict an animal with a trunk.
Scientists work to genetically engineer cows to produce human milk. Comedian Steven Colbert takes on this latest bizarre twist from the dairy industry.
“Over-fishing is now estimated to account for over 60 percent of the known local and global extinction of marine fishes,” said William Cheung, in a new study.
Why is it, when 97 percent of American scientists (and most of their peers worldwide) have no doubt that the Earth’s climate is changing and largely because of us humans, that only about half of us are “very sure” that it’s happening?