It's official: on-line voters have shown their support for the name Mr. Splashy Pants as the overwhelmingly favoured monicker for Greenpeace's humpback whale. Mr.Splashy Pants got a huge 119,367 votes (over 78 percent of the vote) with his nearest
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.
Earlier this month, The New Yorker published an article about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and its founder, Paul Watson. The article, Neptune’s Navy, describes the origins of Sea Shepherd, its
Now more than ever the world has to come together to make changes. Just because certain cultures have had long-standing traditions does not mean that in today's world they are acceptable any longer. The world and the environment are evolving and that
Well known for his building-sized whale murals around the globe, Wyland's Clean Water Challenge is hitting the road from now through October 31st as he's helping kids create mini-murals of their own in cities across the U.S. As part of the tour
The government of Iceland announced last week that it is calling off its controversial whale hunt, not because of political pressure, but due to the lack of demand for whale meat and other whale products.
Somebody sign the U.K. government up for remedial tuition in cetacean conservation. Britain's powers that be scored a rueful 1 out of 10 in its efforts to protect whales and dolphins, according to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS).
The redesigned Web site for Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP) is a veritable undersea trove for enthusiasts of marine life. Not only can you learn more about predators such as the Salmon Shark, Blue Whale, and Humboldt Squid, but you can also keep
Plenty Magazine and Variety review Arctic Tale (96 MIN), which we've been happy to encourage you to see. Plenty tells us that "Arctic Tale addresses climate change without being preachy or picking a fight" and Variety hints that while "the
We know, we know: TreeHuggers don’t dwell on environmental doom and gloom. We are modern, we are hip & we are environmentally responsible. Say it again! But every so often, we just need to cry. We put on a Tori Amos album, curl up in a ball in our
Well, we had bake sales to save them awhile back, but now they're holding Save the Whale Week in the UK . It's happening all this week, and being sponsored by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. They're asking kids and adults to get involved to
This week, the DOE Fund is giving new meaning to the word recovery. As New York's only on-demand restaurant waste-oil pickup service, the organization is giving jobs to men trying to get their lives back on track, while turning the city's grease
If you think you have it rough, you should try swimming a mile in a whale's flippers, for a change. Japan announced Tuesday that it is pushing ahead with its controversial plan to hunt the endangered humpback whale, despite
Baked ones, that is! They're asking people across the country to hold individual bake sales to help save the whales; and in fact, if you register now they'll even send you a free "Bake Sale to Save The Whales" kit to help make it all happen. The kit
In the midst of dreadful announcements about the effects global warming could have in the landscape, in the weather and species-extinction, announcements like this give a little hope. The Mexican Government announced that 109,000 acres of federal lands
Just as pro-whaling groups were assembling in Tokyo on Thursday to work out ways to expand Japan's controversial whaling industry, the country's flagship whaling vessel, the Nisshin Maru, was crippled by a fire, leaving the boat drifting about 100