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Did Fossil Fuels Save the Whales?

Keith Gaby | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

"Save the Whales" was a rallying cry of 1970's environmentalism. The great sea mammals had been hunted to the brink of extinction and grassroots activists rallied to save them. But there might not have been any whales left to protect if the world hadn't embraced petroleum in place of whale oil a century earlier.

Save the Whales, Save Ourselves: Why Whales Matter

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

They inspire awe, because they're magnificent, massive, beautiful, powerful, and mysterious. Like giant sequoias but mammals -- like us, except on a prehistoric, mythological, global scale. Everything about them is huge -- their size, their sounds, their range, their strength, their history.

This New App Could Save The Whales

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO -- Marine scientists looking for new ways to reduce the number of whales struck and killed off California's coast by massive commercial ...

Blackfish and Keiko: The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy

Theresa Demarest | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Theresa Demarest

It is our first hope that folks will watch BLACKFISH. Probably for the first time they will understand in a most graphic way the problems inherent in keeping these orcas captive.

WATCH: There's About To Be Major Motion From This Ocean

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green

Some tourists have a whale of a tale to tell about their trip to Maui. Laurent Lebihan was on an excursion off the Hawaiian island with other padd...

Free Paul Watson!

Peter Jay Brown | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Peter Jay Brown

While people around the world revere Captain Paul Watson for the stands he takes to save whales, the German government has him under arrest for a 2005 complaint for the very actions millions cheer for each week.

WATCH: Whale Rescued From Net After Dragging Dead Sea Animals For Miles

Posted 03.27.2012 | Los Angeles

It's a shocking image: a California gray whale dragging 50 feet of netting filled with dead sea animals for nearly a week. The gray whale, dubbed ...

When Mom "Likes" Too Much

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 05.12.2012 | Parents
Liane Kupferberg Carter

View image Okay, I'm going out on a limb here. I'm a middle-aged mom and I love Facebook. And no, I'm not playing games like Farmville, Kingdoms o...

WATCH: Humpback Whale Puts On Show For Men Who Saved Her

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 09.13.2011 | Green

When Michael Fishbach set out for his day of boating around the beautiful waters of the Sea of Cortez, he probably didn't think that it would be the d...

Secret Weapons: James Bond, the Whales and the White House

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Kraus

Every U.S. president since Reagan has upheld the standards banning commercial whaling. So let's not reward the bad behavior of countries like Japan, Norway and Iceland for violating international law.

As Whale Species Rebound, Delegates Reevaluate Commercial Hunting Ban

The Washington Post | Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A quarter-century after the first anti-hunting regulations were approved, several whale populations have stabilized and a few seem to be rebounding. ...

Ric O'Barry: The Performance of a Lifetime

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wendy Diamond

It was a weekend of celebration for Ric O'Barry and his lifelong movement to save dolphins. With an Oscar for The Cove, the Japanese government has to take note, and change is on its way.

Spend 2010 With These Animal-Loving Stars

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wendy Diamond

Has your furry friend been naughty or nice this year? These animal loving superstars are just a few of the celebrities who appear in a new calendar sponsored by Pup-Peroni® and the ASPCA that promotes local animal shelters.

PETA's New "Save The Whales" Billboard Takes Aim At Fat Women (UPDATED)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE 8/26: PETA has taken down their controversial "Save The Whales" billboard, which drew intense ire from across the country. They have replaced ...

Iceland Allows Massive Whalehunt

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

The worldwide economic crisis is now hitting Iceland harder than any other country. However, eating the country's seed corn is not the solution for our current problems.

Bush's New Marine Monuments: The Good, the Bad and Next Steps

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Chasis

Dozens of scientific studies show that fully protected marine reserves have more and bigger fish than similar habitats that are fished, which makes them highly productive.

Major Turning Point in the Fight to Save Whales

Joel Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Despite mounting evidence that such sonar can kill and seriously injure marine mammals, the Navy refused to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.