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Minds in the Water: A Surfer's Journey From Apathy to Activism

Deborah Bassett | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Deborah Bassett

Rasta quickly moved forward in recruiting a team of filmmakers, journalists, musicians, eco-activists and celebrity surfers. He embarked upon the journey that has led him to be one of the most outspoken environmentalists in the surfing world today.

Like Taiji's Cove, Daytona Breaks My Heart -- Again

Leilani Münter | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green
Leilani Münter

My eco-awareness race car was themed after the Academy Award winning documentary The Cove, which exposed the annual slaughter of thousands of dolphins in a small cove in Taiji, Japan.

Why All High School Students Should Take Environmental Science

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 05.15.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Taking an environmental science class allows students to gain knowledge that will not only help them get science credit to graduate, but also to understand what's happening in the world around them.

The Empire Strikes Back: National Icon Shines Bright Light on Dolphin Slaughters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Deborah Bassett

On December 10th, Ric O'Barry, star of the Academy Award-winning documentary film The Cove, took part in a momentous lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building to honor the thousands of dolphins slaughtered annually off the coastal waters of Taiji, Japan.

The Cove Continues: Diary From Taiji

Leilani Münter | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Leilani Münter

Every morning my alarm goes off at 430am, I brush my teeth, grab a coffee, put my hair in a ponytail and I'm out the door by 445am. I meet the dolphin hunters at the Taiji Harbor at 5am.

Sierra Club Took My Hair and All I Got Was a Beyond Coal Button

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

I just had a lock of my hair chopped off to benefit science and the planet. I was joined by other moms, children and babies in more than 25 cities ac...

Behind the Tarp: Video of Japan Dolphin Kill Exposes Lies

Ric O’Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ric O’Barry

One of the arguments they made is that fisherman had changed the technique that they use to kill the dolphins and it's now more humane. We knew it was a lie, but we couldn't prove it. Until now.

'Tis the Season for Sea Shepherd to Defend Whales in Antarctica

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

Earlier this week I met up with Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd crew as their flagship vessel embarked on it's annual mission to the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary to defend the whales against the illegal hunting spree.

A Look Inside the Taiji Slaughterhouse

Leilani Münter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leilani Münter

On October 11, a pod of dolphins were driven into the cove. The following day, I saw these beautiful creatures swim into the cove and come out dead bodies. This is the footage I collected over those two days:

Japan: Stop Killing Our Evolutionary Elders and Help Save Our Oceans

Brenda Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Instead of changing their environment to fit themselves, dolphins have adapted to a changing ocean. That's what wise elders teach their young: Cultures change. Oceans change. We must change, as well.

World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater Opposes Dolphin Slaughters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

I was both stoked and grateful when the often reserved Slater openly shared his reflections with me regarding the Japanese dolphin slaughter.

Does Cutting Nets Free Captive Dolphins?

Hardy Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hardy Jones

Cutting nets to free dolphins is an attractive idea. But the overriding problem with cutting nets is that dolphins do not readily leave confinement.

HuffPost Exclusive: Elizabeth & The Catapult's "You And Me," Plus Conversations with T-Bone Burnett, Next BIG Nashville's Jason Wilkins, and Author Jay Frank

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2010-09-29-elizabeththecatapult.jpg Basically, The Other Side Of Zero -- the new album by Elizabeth & The Catapult -- is a commentary on the parallels of Elizabeth Ziman's New York City life and Leonard Cohen's inability to achieve Buddhist ideals.

Peaceful Warrior Ric O'Barry Speaks Out on Taiji Dolphin Slaughters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

2010-09-07-slaughter.jpg The annual dolphin hunt that claims more than 20,000 innocent cetacean lives every year kicked off in the coastal village of Taiji, Japan on September 1st.

WATCH: 'Blood Dolphins' Revisits Site Of 'The Cove' Where Dolphin Slaughter Continues

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Activist Ric O'Barry first shocked the world by exposing Japan's annual slaughter of thousands of dolphins when he made the Academy-Award winning docu...

PHOTOS: Cow, Lion, Sloth and Bear Whisperers and 6 More Stunning Animal Charmers

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Whether you believe in pet psychics or dog whisperers, lion charmers or human communion with dolphins, we here at HuffPost Green support anyone who gi...

Blood Still Flows at The Cove

Leilani Münter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leilani Münter

The little town with the big secret is set to turn their cove crimson again September 1st. I am flying to Japan where I will join Ric O'Barry, the voice for the 23,000 dolphins slaughtered every year.

'The Cove' Director Louie Psihoyos To Shoot 3D Mass Extinction Documentary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), the nonprofit organization that brought moviegoers The Cove, is working on its next film project, The Singing ...

Faroe Islands Pilot Whale Massacre Exposed by Undercover Activist

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

Last week, The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society captured shocking and highly disturbing images of 236 pilot whales brutally slaughtered in the town of Klaksvik in the Danish Faroe Islands.

Truthfulness Is the Last Taboo

Sebastian Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Sebastian Siegel

Truthfulness Is The Last Taboo: A short poem I texted to myself in the checkout line at Whole Foods, for another me in some other way -- here, now, or before and beyond time.

Dolphins Help Treat Autism in NE China

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A marine park in northeast China has purchased four dolphins from Japan to be used to treat children with autism. The hope is that the symptoms associ...

The Cove Opens in Tokyo With Clash From Protesters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah Bassett

After several months of delays and protests by nationalist groups, the long-awaited release of the Oscar award winning film, 'The Cove,' premiered in six sold out cinemas across the Japanese capital on Saturday.

Tribeca Film Festival Interview: John and James Cromwell of A .45 at 50th.

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cynthia Ellis

A .45 at 50th is a short documentary about James Cromwell's involvement with the Black Panther Party in the late 1960's. The surprise of the film is that it is darkly funny.

Whale of a Problem: Captive Marine Mammals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Tomorrow morning my colleague Naomi Rose, Ph.D., and a number of other experts will testify before a House subcommittee about the ethical and legal is...

Oprah Earth Day Special: 'The Cove' Filmmakers Talk Dolphin Slaughter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Oprah hosted an Earth Day special where she focused on how we can lead greener lives, along with some of the current environmental challenges we face....