Pollution and gene-manipulation are a few of the modern sins the Vatican suggests should be added to the traditional seven deadly sins, after last week’s training seminar for priests in Rome, held to encourage the practice of confession again. “Thou
Fishing bans, such as the one saught for blue fin tuna by the World Wildlife Fund and the US government or New Zealand’s supposed ban on bottom trawling, can often be controversial. The conflict between conservationists wanting to protect our
What good is having wildlife protection laws if the government and police don't enforce them? Taking cues from our personal heroes Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall is animal conservation hero Ofir Drori from Tel Aviv.
What we learned today: way back in 1973 architects and community groups were building solar homes, using recycled materials and creating wind generators. What? They weren't just developed in response to the recent energy crisis? NO! There was a
Calling all treehuggers: Greenpeace is holding an online poll to name a humpback whale. So far, the most popular name is Mr. Splashy Pants. More than 11,000 possible whale names were submitted but this one currently holds 76% of the vote.
Several things probably come to mind when you think about plants: green, life, oxygen, photosynthesis, trees - intelligence, more likely than not, is not one of them. Unless you're Stefano Marcuso, a professor of horticulture at the International
Predators have long been considered the best determinants of an ecosystem's biodiversity and thus have often been the primary focus of conservation efforts. Birds of prey, wolves and other top predators typically require large areas to live and robust
You can thank our avian friends for helping make all those pine trees so darn tall. According to a new study by Kailen Mooney, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, insectivorous birds — chickadees and nuthatches —
When does a bus shelter become art? When it is part of the Tate Modern's new exhibition Global Cities. This is street furniture with a serious message--too bad it's just part of an art show, rather than out on the streets. For his commission, the
One of the greatest TreeHuggers of the modern day, David Suzuki has been speaking on behalf of the environment for more than four decades. His career spans zoology and genetics, broadcast television, and grassroots environmental activism. Dr. Suzuki is
The Gallery @Adventure Ecology HQ is holding its second show: Waste & The Lost World: Memento Mori. This gallery is the public face of an environmental group for children called Adventure Ecology. Like the first show, the artists involved are looking
If you like what is quickly becoming a series on DIY upgrades for your Toyota Prius here at Treehugger and you missed the Digg, then allow us to point you to the "quest to make Mac Prius", or how to make a Mac Mini with audio and video work in Toyota's