Environmental Issues

Axl Rose puzzled about giraffe slaughter at Denmark zoo

February 12th, 2014 3:00am EST
Axl Rose puzzled about giraffe slaughter at Denmark zoo
Rocker Axl Rose has been left appalled after learning a beloved giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark was shot dead by handlers in front of children, chopped up and fed to the lions.

The Guns N' Roses frontman brought the story to the attention of his fans on Monday night (10Feb14) in a tweet that read: "Just enjoying the lion's share of some tasty baby Giraffica sliders! Mmmmm! What'll them crazy Danes think of next!"

He was reacting to the news that Somali giraffe Marius was culled to prevent inbreeding at the zoo. A photograph of the dead creature surrounded by children lit up the Inter...

Kellan Lutz Pens Letter In Support Of Crustacean Rights

November 7th, 2013 8:51am EST
Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz is fighting for the rights of crabs and lobsters after watching a PETA video featuring employees at a top Maine factory farm ripping the crustaceans apart, while they're still alive.

The Twilight star has sent a letter to the owner of Linda Bean's Maine Lobster, urging her to "stop the most egregious acts of cruelty to animals" at her Rockland slaughterhouse.

The video features footage of crabs and lobsters being dumped, still alive, into boiling water, while others are tossed in the trash to die slowly and painfully.

A spokesman for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment ...

Bob Barker Spends Nearly $1 Million To Relocate Three Elephants From Canada

October 24th, 2013 10:18am EDT
Bob Barker
Beloved game show host Bob Barker has spent almost $1 million relocating three African elephants from Canada to the warmth of California.

The dedicated animal-rights advocate spent two years lobbying local officials in Ontario for the three females, Toka, Thika and Iringa, to be released from Toronto Zoo and moved to a climate more similar to their natural habitat.

Authorities finally agreed and the trio were transferred to a sprawling estate in San Andreas over the weekend. Barker was on hand to welcome the elephants into their new home, and admits he welled up at the sight of the anim...

Matt Damon And Hayden Panettiere Honored At Environmental Awards

October 20th, 2013 2:03pm EDT
Hayden Panettiere
Actors Matt Damon and Hayden Panettiere have been honored for their continued efforts to save the planet at the 2013 Environmental Media Awards.

The Elysium star was named Ongoing Commitment Honoree for his work with Water.org, a charity he co-founded to provide clean water to those in developing countries, while Panettiere walked away with the Futures Award in recognition of her efforts with The Whaleman Foundation, an oceanic research and conservation group, which aims to protect the world's oceans and their inhabitants.

Accepting her award, the newly-engaged actress poked fun at Miley ...

Damon Albarn and Jude Law join protest in London

October 6th, 2013 6:33pm EDT
Jude Law
Blur frontman Damon Albarn and actor Jude Law took to the streets of London on Saturday to protest against the detention of 30 Greenpeace activists.

Actors Imelda Staunton and Jim Carter, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and The Clash rocker Paul Simonon also joined the hundreds of people demonstrating in support of those arrested last month  for rallying against an Arctic oil-drilling rig owned by Russian company Gazprom.

The campaigners have been charged with piracy and are being held in Russian custody facing up to 15 years behind bars.

The star-studded crowd held signs declaring "F...

Matt Damon: Sci-fi flick 'Elysium' is realistic

August 18th, 2013 9:40am EDT
Matt Damon
Matt Damon claims his new sci-fi film isn't far off real life.

The Elysium actor wants fans to be "completely entertained" but doesn't think they should ignore the action film's deeper meaning.

The film follows two worlds in 2154, where the poor are forced to live in an overpopulated planet ridden with disease while the rich have fled to live on a spacecraft called Elysium.

Damon's character Max, a poor steel worker with a criminal past, is faced with turmoil after suffering an industrial accident and is in need of the medicine held by the First World to survive.

While the plot appears ...

Scottish City Council Plans For Real Life 'Sharknado'?

August 16th, 2013 9:08am EDT
A Scottish council has set out contingency plans to deal with a real life Sharknado after a fan of the Syfy channel movie demanded assurances about how they would deal with a similar catastrophe.

The ground-breaking cult horror movie, starring Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, has taken both America and Britain by storm with its implausible plot about a tornado whipping up killer sharks from the ocean and depositing them on the streets of L.A.

It has now emerged members of Glasgow City Council in Scotland have come up with a detailed plan to deal with such an incident after a delusional fan co...

Hollywood Celebrities Tweet Their Reaction To California Wildfires

May 3rd, 2013 2:16pm EDT
Hilary Duff and LeAnn Rimes are among the stars who have reached out to victims of the devastating California wildfires as emergency workers continue to battle the flames.

On Thursday, fire broke out in the area around Camarillo, north west of Los Angeles and thousands of residents were forced to evacuate their homes as the flames spread.

Emergency workers were still battling the blaze on Friday, and country star Rimes, who lives in California, revealed she was growing worried.

In a post on Twitter.com, she writes, "These fires here in Cali (California) are close enough to get a little...

Ben Affleck To Raise Poverty Awareness By Living On $1.50 A Day

April 23rd, 2013 10:26pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck plans on living on just $1.50 per day next week after teaming up with poverty-awareness campaign Live Below the Line.

The non-profit group's goal is to raise awareness and give people "a glimpse into the lives of 1.4 billion people who have no choice but to live below the line every day — and who have to make $1.50 cover a lot more than food."

"1.4 billion people live on less than $1.50/day," Affleck tweeted on Monday. "I'm joining Live #BelowTheLine on behalf of @easterncongo. Will you?"

The Argo star is one of a handful of stars, including Sophia Bush, Josh Groban and Nick ...

James Cameron To Donate Deep Sea Craft To Oceanographic Institution

March 26th, 2013 2:32pm EDT
James Cameron
Moviemaker James Cameron is donating the craft he used for a deep sea diving project to a research group.

The Titanic director invested around $10 million of his own cash to fund the Deepsea Challenger submersible system, which helped him dive seven miles underwater to the world's deepest point, the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean, southwest of Guam, in March last year.

He has now decided to hand the craft over to experts at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to further their maritime exploration.

The group will receive the Deepsea Challenger in June, and Cameron tells the N...