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Even Whales and Dolphins Can't Escape Our Din

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

The hustle-bustle of modern life echoes through our oceans -- in the roar of ship engines, the Navy's sonar pings and exploding munitions, and the seismic blasts by searchers for fossil fuels.

Wild Orca Named Pickle Has Swum Next To His Kayaker Buddy For Years

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.16.2015 | Good News

This man and an orca sure know how to have a whale of a time together. New Zealander Nathan Pettigrew and a wild orca named Pickle have been g...

Former SeaWorld Employee Recounts Horrifying Treatment Of Orcas

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green

The past few years have seen a stream of former SeaWorld employees speak out about their time at the company. Now another employee is stepping forward...

Why Steve-O is Going to Jail for a Whale

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

On December 9, Jackass star and daredevil Steve-O will voluntarily begin his 30-day sentence in a Los Angeles county jail. After his release, he'll then begin a three-year probation and be temporarily banned from Hollywood. And it's all because of a whale.

SeaWorld's Announcement Raises Questions About Fate of Orcas

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

All captive orcas in the United States must be retired: not to bigger incarcerating pools, but to coastal seapens, where they can, at least, live out the remainder of their natural lives in something close to natural freedom.

SeaWorld San Diego Claims They're Going to End Killer Whale Shows for New Image: But Are They Really Going to do this?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 11.11.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Many remain skeptical of SeaWorld San Diego's comprehensive plan and it is still not clear what other SeaWorld parks in Orlando and San Antonio are planning to do.

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A very bad week for fossil fuels: Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline; ...

SeaWorld Doesn't Seem To Understand Its Business Is Over

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.09.2015 | Science

The shift was sudden. One day, SeaWorld's bleachers were full. Many Americans held fond memories of watching killer whales belly-flop gallons of wate...

SeaWorld San Diego Is Getting Rid Of Its Killer Whale Show

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.10.2015 | Science

SeaWorld San Diego will say goodbye to its killer whale show sometime next year. The park plans to replace it with a more "informative" killer...

Those Dammed Salmon -- Set them Free!

Leda Huta | Posted 09.09.2015 | Green
Leda Huta

The one most important thing that we can do to set them free, free to provide this incredible, abundant resource for us and for the creatures with whom we share this planet, is to take down some dams that no longer serve our communities. And with well over 75,000 dams across America, there are a good number that fall into that category.

Humpback Whales Intervene in Killer Whale Attacks on a Baby Gray Whale, and Save Seals

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 09.21.2015 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

How does a 45 ton whale manage to rescue a 300 pound seal? Or drive off a pack of hungry orcas in an attempt to save a baby of a different species? The following two incidents reveal how humpback whales did both of those things, adding a whole new meaning to the phrase "gentle giants.'

Hungry, Hungry Whales

Leda Huta | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Leda Huta

Orcas can be found in oceans across the world. Though they're beloved, the orcas that live off our U.S. Pacific coastline -- the Southern Resident Killer Whales -- are endangered.

We Need Our Mighty Rivers to Save Salmon...And Whales

Leda Huta | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green
Leda Huta

Did you know that birds, amphibians, and even insects consume salmon carcasses and eggs? Salmon are so connected that they benefit plants, even vineyard grapes. How, you ask? It's all about their journey.

SeaWorld Orcas Have 'Alarming' Number Of Injuries

The Dodo | Adam Goldberg | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green

The stress of captivity is taking a physical toll on SeaWorld's orcas....

Lulacruza's 2015 U.S. Tour

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

South American electro-folk duo, Lulacruza, comes to America for a rare, 18-city tour. Blending two South American heritages, Luis Maurette of Argentina and Alejandra Ortiz of Colombia create a musical palette that is foreign in its soundscapes and intimate in its storytelling.

This Baby Whale Jumping For Joy Is Totally How We Feel On A Friday

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.27.2015 | Good News

It looks like this delightful whale is living her best life.  J50, a 6-month-old baby orca, was playing in the Salish Sea near British ...

32-Year-Old Orca Dead After Nearly A Lifetime In Captivity

The Dodo | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green

After 32 years in captivity, an orca whale named Freya has passed away at the Marineland amusement park in France. She was just under 33 years old....

Activists Threaten To Sue For Captive Whale Lolita's Freedom

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, May 11 (Reuters) - Activists said on Monday they would sue a Florida aquarium for violating the Endangered ...

SeaWorld Cited Over For Orca Worker Safety Issues

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green

SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld — whose safety practices have been under scrutiny since an animal trainer was killed in 2010 by an orca at its Orlando, ...

Lulacruza Releases Brilliant Album Orcas

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Sometimes, all it takes is one vibration to evoke a deep, emotional response that will resonate within you forever. The moment at which Lulacruza's newest album Orcas awakens your senses is the moment you press play.

SeaWorld Hit With Lawsuit Over Orca Treatment

The Dodo | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green

SeaWorld was hit with another lawsuit Thursday that claims the park misled the public about its treatment of orcas, the Orlando Sentinel reported....

Do Orcas Go Crazy Because of Petting Pools, Loss of Trust, and False Hopes?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.30.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

It is objectively clear that there is a correlation between "petting pool" history and significant, later orca aggression. An entirely new scientific investigation into the why can now begin.

Exclusive Interview With Lulacruza - Part 2

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.31.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

The second installment of my captivating interview with Alejandra Ortiz and Luis Maurette of Lulacruza.

Exclusive Interview With Lulacruza - Part 1

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Electro-shamanic duo, Lulacruza (Luis Maurette and Alejandra Ortiz), are beautifying the sonic world with their earthly sounds and profound lyricism. A perfect blend of electronic and acoustic, the music of Lulacruza encompasses the spirit of humans, animals and nature.

Beneath the Surface: SeaWorld Insider Goes Beyond Blackfish

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.24.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

John Hargrove is a very courageous man, and his book is open and honest and we should all thank him for taking the time to write it. I'm sure the orcas and all other animals languishing and being used and abused in captivity would thank him if they could.