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The African Elephant's 'Last Days'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Joe Peyronnin

The African elephant population has decreased by more than 60 percent over the past decade. Just in the past three years, ivory-seeking poachers have killed more than 100,000 elephants.

Yao Ming Vows To Put An End To Elephant Tusk Trade

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green

Since retiring from the Houston Rockets in 2011, basketball player Yao Ming has set his sights on some impressive new goals -– this time without a n...

Top 5 Ways to Save Our Elephants From Extinction

Jamie Joseph | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

World Elephant Day is recognized on August 12, an appeal to all global citizens to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. A few days after learning of the death of Satao I met up with beloved scientist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to discuss the elephant crisis.

WildAid: The Race for New Chinese Thinking

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

Calls to shut down the factories and distribution channels are routinely ignored in contradiction to the ongoing confiscated ivory stockpile burns. But the future is unwritten.

Yao Makes Watt Look Like ______

Posted 02.13.2013 | Sports

Yao Ming was once the biggest star athlete playing in the city of Houston, Texas -- both literally and figuratively. Now it seems as if Texans star an...

WATCH: Golf May Not Be For Yao

Posted 10.23.2012 | Sports

During the peak of his 8-year NBA career, Yao Ming displayed a finesse that belied his hulking size The same can not be said of his recent display on ...

A Lesson in Extinction

Yao Ming | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Yao Ming

Since learning more about threats to wildlife, I wanted to go and see what's happening to some of these animals myself and so I'm heading to Africa for the first time to learn about elephants and rhinos, two species in peril as a result of demand for ivory and rhino horn.

Linsane: How Knicks' Jimmy Dolan Squandered A National Treasure

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.18.2012 | Sports

No one ever said Jimmy Dolan, the inscrutable owner of the New York Knicks, was any kind of genius. But his magnificently botched effort to re-sign Je...

Yao Ming, Venture Capitalist

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.25.2012 | Small Business

Yao Ming, the 31-year-old, 7-foot 6-inch former NBA star forced into early retirement from injuries, is now trying to make a splash as a venture capit...

Unnamed Sources: Clintons Green-Light Chelsea '32 Presidential Bid

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

A quick and dirty survey of the nation's most prominent futurists left no doubt that Chelsea is the odds on favorite in 2032 to become the most powerful person in the history of the Milky Way.

The Best Athlete-Owned Restaurants

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
The Daily Meal

Whatever their success in the record books, many gridiron heroes and ballpark messiahs have splashed their names on dining establishments that also serve as a shrine to their athletic glory.

Guess Who Nabbed The Lin Trademark More Than A Year Ago

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business

(Corrects typo in third bullet point) * China ball maker registers Jeremy Lin trademark * Difficult to take trademark fr...

Famous Faces Help Boost Animal Rights In China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — Celebrities like basketball star Yao Ming have helped energize China's animal rights movement by speaking out against shark fin soup ...

Yao Weighs In On Lin

Posted 02.16.2012 | Sports

He knows the thrill of excitement to walk out onto the court every night with the eyes of the basketball world upon you and he knows the burden of inc...

Linsanity: The Point God of Sports Memes

Chi Tung | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Chi Tung

For every one of us eager to claim Lin in our racial draft, there's Lin himself, shrugging off the portentous hype because he's too busy making love to pressure to tangle with Asian American identity politics.

Yao Ming Enter Politics

AP | Posted 03.16.2012 | Sports

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Retired NBA star Yao Ming has added another line to his post-basketball resume -- politician -- becoming a member of an advisory body...

Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming Ventures Into Wine Making

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 11.29.2011 | Small Business

From the basketball court to the tasting room? That's the latest move from recently retired NBA star Yao Ming, who has started his own Napa Valley win...

Yao Ming Goes Back To School

Posted 01.08.2012 | College

Yao Ming is literally the big man on campus. The 31-year-old former Houston Rockets player, who retired in July, recently began management school i...

Shaq Visits China & Hangs Out With Yao Ming

The Huffington Post | Dan Treadway | Posted 12.21.2011 | Sports

With the NBA Lockout still ongoing, it appears that Shaquille O'Neal has a little more time to kill before he begins working as an NBA analyst for TNT...

Yao Ming, Richard Branson Join To Fight Shark Fin Trade

AP | By ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

SHANGHAI -- Recently retired Chinese NBA star Yao Ming is taking the fight against eating shark fins back to his homeland, where demand for the tradit...

Yao Ming's First Interview Since Retirement

Graham Bensinger | Posted 11.02.2011 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

The former Houston Rockets' center opens up about what led to his decision to retire, shares the experience of first moving to Houston and details the injuries that plagued his NBA career.

Yao A Hall Of Famer?

Posted 09.10.2011 | Sports

With eight all-star appearances, a reputation for dominance and grace on the floor and an indisputable role in spreading the game of basketball throug...

RETIRES

Posted 09.07.2011 | Sports

Yao Ming has decided to retire after eight seasons in the NBA, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The Houston Rockets star center r...

Is Li Na the Next Arthur Ashe?

Michael Levy | Posted 08.29.2011 | Sports
Michael Levy

Chinese tennis star Li Na is a red star on the rise. She has the tabloids eating out of her hands; she has sponsors running around in circles; most of all, she bucked a Communist system that desperately needs her.

It's Time to Save Sharks

Julie Packard | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

We've demonized sharks for far too long. Now the tide is turning, and when it does, sharks won't be the only winners.