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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.

SeaWorld Attendance Plummets

The Dodo | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green

SeaWorld's troubles persist as evidenced by its fourth quarter earnings released Thursday. Attendance and revenue continued to drop, and SeaWorld suff...

Washington State Mulls Ban On Killer Whale Capture

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman Feb 5 (Reuters) - Washington state senators held a hearing on Thursday to consider banning the increasingly controv...

WATCH: These Wild Orcas Don't Need A Tank To Put On A Show

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green

Who needs SeaWorld when you have wild and healthy killer whales as friendly as these guys? Last week, a pod of five orcas unwittingly made Rich Ger...

What SeaWorld Should Do

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 02.18.2015 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

SeaWorld's value as a business on the stock market has gone way way down. Well, SeaWorld, now that we have your attention...

Orca Rescue

Nadia Aly | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Nadia Aly

Dr. Ingrid Visser dedicates her life and her research to help the most intelligent predator on earth -- Orca. She swims with wild orca and advocates for modern solutions to release orcas from captivity.

Why a 13-Year-Old Jumped a Barricade to Protest SeaWorld

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Macy's hosted a SeaWorld float again this year, perhaps thinking it would get a different result. It didn't. PETA supporters, including young Rose, again scaled the barriers at Thursday's parade and displayed posters proclaiming, "SeaWorld Hurts Orcas."

Puget Sound Killer Whale Calf Presumed Dead

AP | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington o...

SeaWorld Won't Fight OSHA Citation Any Longer

AP | By MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a...

SeaWorld And Southwest Airlines To End Partnership

AP | By MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies...

The Old Lady and the Sea

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

With nowhere to go and no way to pass the hours at SeaWorld, captive orcas often gnaw on the concrete and iron-bar tank separators, sometimes breaking their teeth and leaving the pulp exposed and painfully raw.

Empty the Tanks; One Woman's Dream Resonates Worldwide

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

If you take Gandhi's statement, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world," and blend it with Mother Theresa's "If you want to change the world, pick up a broom." you will have Rachel Carbary's formula for creating a successful grassroots effort for change.