The FDA exists to ensure that the food and drugs we consume are safe for humans, but does not typically evaluate the environmental impacts of putting new types of engineered foods (like G.E. salmon) into the ecosystem.
James Moskito and other brave volunteers work to free a drowning humpback whale entangled in crab nets near the Farallon Islands. Facing a massive, frightened animal, shark infested water, and freezing temperatures, the team of heroes work for 5 hours to free the animal. Upon the final cut, the whale returns over and over again to gently nudge each diver. Watch this incredible video footage.
Anna’s “Plan Bee” is not only to aid agriculture with, but also raise awareness about the importance of bee preservation: “Plan Bee is a self-sustainable drone that stimulates the growth of plants by cross-pollination. With this we are further educating the importance of bees not just from a backyard but the agricultural system as a whole.”
More dead marine life has been found in the gulf of California. Read about the almost extinct Vaquita (only 30 left)!
As can be seen in this video, one of the whales decided to give the kayakers a piggyback ride. Watch the incredible footage.
National Geographic reported that an underwater camera was able to explore the inside the Kavachi volcano, located in the Solomon Islands, and consequentially provided footage that confirms that Kavachi acts as a home for sea creatures, including sharks and stingrays.
Though trainers will have you believe that their big cats are only trained through positive-reinforcement, it’s clear that their training actually consists of fear-based training. Even when the tigers aren’t being whipped or beaten, they often bear scars caused by fighting from being in such close quarters behind-the-scenes. They are never allowed to have enrichment nor are they allowed to swim or roam freely in an open space, all of which are important parts of a tiger’s life.
Among the contents of the dead whale’s stomach were plastic products, fish hooks, rope and steel wires. This is just one more stunning example of why humans need to curb unsustainable habits and cut down on single-use materials, especially plastic.
Elephants are renowned for their stellar memory, but perhaps gorillas should be also able to boast the same. Eleven years after UK conservationist Damian Aspinall reintroduced a pair of Western lowland gorillas into the wild, he and his daughter, Tansy, met with them again in Gabon, West Africa.
This man loves animals so much he has dedicated 30 years to healing them 24/7 and is now giving away 5 acres of pristine land to someone who will continue his work.
According to GoodNewsNetwork, the first two elephants to find sanctuary were Guida and Maia, who are believed to have been rescued from Thailand where they performed in circuses.
The endangered genus, Hylaeus, commonly called yellow-faced bees, are the only genus native to Hawaii. Their failure comes amid a national crisis of declining bee populations, including colony collapse disorder.