Since the Rena, a Liberian ship, ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand 10 days ago, an environmental catastrophe has been brewing. Oil is spilling into the ocean, harming wildlife and reaching shore.
Holy sh!t. I just watched the trailer for Frozen Planet, the latest nature doc collaboration between the BBC and the Discovery Channel, and it gave me chills. As in, I saw the brief, pixelated, jumpy YouTube teaser, and there they were--full-on chills.
It's been a rough week overall for animals on TreeHugger: a bear totaled a Toyota Prius his first time behind the wheel, fish are suffocating in the Texas drought, and a seagull was kicked to death in New York by a man "walking for
The world's most beloved wayward penguin, Happy Feet, was released today back into the Southern Ocean -- two months after waddling ashore in New Zealand, hundreds of miles from home. It was a bittersweet send-off for the
Australia claims 42% of Antarctica as its own, though the international community doesn't recognize that claim. Now, the Lowy Institute for International Policy has issued a policy brief urges the nation to stop
Few animals are as skilled at finding their way home as Emperor penguins, but still one young bird has managed to get a long way off course. For the first time in over four decades, a member of the iconic Antarctic species has
It may be cold and inhospitable there on the world's southernmost continent, but that hasn't stopped a whole host of invasive species from settling there -- a fact that has biologists quite concerned. As more and more
New satellite research shows that not only are both the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets melting more rapidly than climate models have shown, but have now overtaken ice loss from mountain glaciers as the
When Emperor Island was first discovered off the coast of Antarctica back in 1948, it was so named for the thriving colony of around 300 penguins that met there each year to breed. Just over sixty years later, however, there's
A surprising discovery in the field of glaciology has been making some waves in the scientific community lately. It could help us better understand the ice that cover the South Pole and thus better model how it could react to a warming planet.
Things can look pretty grim these days. But to lose touch with wonder, with the mysterious perfection of what's all around us--then we're really in trouble. The newest book from ecologist Carl Safina, The View From Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an