Environmental Issues

Pamela Anderson Meets With Environmental Officials In Haiti

2/21/2013 5:36pm EST
Pamela Anderson
Actress Pamela Anderson has been meeting with non-governmental organization officials in Haiti to discuss ways to prevent the burning of woodlands for farming.

The former Baywatch star has been working with the Inga Foundation, which aims to prevent the so-called slash and burn technique to clear land for agricultural use, and she previously travelled to Honduras to help implement more sustainable methods, which experts claim will prevent the increase of global warming.

She recently headed to Haiti to assess the conditions there and to suggest sustainable solutions to stop deforestation...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Launches Crusade Against Thailand's Ivory Trade

2/19/2013 8:36am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio has asked his fans to sign a petition urging officials in Thailand to crack down on ivory trading.

The Titanic star has teamed up with conservation organization the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to launch a new animal rights campaign, called Hands Off My Parts.

The initiative aims to highlight the number of rhinos, tigers and elephants that are being killed for their skins, bones, tusks and horns.

DiCaprio wants the public to back the cause by adding their names to a petition, which calls on Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to take action on illicit ivory t...
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Joaquin Phoenix's PETA Ad Banned By ABC

2/14/2013 1:15pm EST
Joaquin Phoenix
A TV advert showing Joaquin Phoenix 'drowning' has been banned from broadcast during the Oscars.

The Walk the Line actor shot the hard-hitting commercial, in which he is shown panicking and struggling to breathe underwater, to highlight the horror of a fish's death as part of a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign.

Organizers wanted to achieve maximum impact by screening the advertisement during the TV broadcast of the Academy Awards ceremony later this month  but claim bosses at the ABC network vetoed the move, insisting the film is too political to show.

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Fran Drescher On The Importance Of Detoxing The Home Environment

1/30/2013 11:30am EST
Fran Drescher
In a recent interview with So So Gay Magazine, Emmy Award winning actress Fran Drescher shared how her 'Cancer Schmancer' movement is focusing on the home environment. “Over 90% of cancers are environmental and by detoxing our homes we can start to decrease cancer rates together,” she told the magazine. Fran went on to encourage readers to visit the 'Cancer Schmancer' website. By clicking on ‘Trash Cancer’, readers can learn how to reduce cancer risks by detoxing their homes.

Fran, herself a survivor of cancer, “was instrumental in getting the United States’ first Gynecologic Cancer Educat...
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Bradley Cooper Wore An Eco-Friendly Tuxedo To Golden Globes

1/16/2013 6:56pm EST
Bradley Cooper
Colin Firth's eco-warrior wife has heaped praise on Bradley Cooper for daring to wear a tuxedo made of recycled materials to the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

Livia Firth convinced the actor to don a Tom Ford tuxedo made from ethical wool for her Green Carpet Challenge (GCC), which asks top designers to create environmentally-friendly red-carpet looks.

In a post on her blog, Livia writes, "This year we opted to celebrate menswear as the divine Golden Globes nominee Bradley Cooper joined the GCC in a two piece suit by Tom Ford, designed exclusively for the Green Carpet Challenge.

"The...
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Edward Norton To Donate Movie Memorabilia For Wilderness Conservation Charity

12/19/2012 7:39pm EST
Edward Norton
Edward Norton is encouraging fans to give generously to his conservation charity this month by offering up signed movie memorabilia to those who make the biggest donations.

The Fight Club star is using the prizes to boost funds for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) in the hope that the organization will receive a $50,000 grant from Mozilla Firefox web browser bosses, who have pledged to give the cash to the charity which raises the most money in a limited period of time.

The actor has already donated the signed chair back from his first movie Primal Fear, an original Fight...
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Robert Redford Lends His Name To Environmental Research College

11/20/2012 5:05pm EST
Robert Redford
Robert Redford has told of his delight after a new nature conservancy at a Californian college was named in his honor.

The 12-acre Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College in Claremont will house research and education facilities for environmental issues.

The state-of-the-art department was set up following a $10 million donation from Hyatt hotel heir Nicholas Pritzker and his wife Susan.

Speaking at the naming ceremony on Monday, Redford said, "This is the city I grew up in, and it's the city I grew disappointed in because I saw it disappear...
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What Will Happen If Barack Obama Loses The Election To Mitt Romney?

10/8/2012 12:45pm EDT
Mitt Romney
Opinion: What will be the outcome if Obama loses the election? Here are 11 realizations.

1) Racists will take heart. The first black president elected in American history was a failure. Not up to the job. Voters turned him out after only one term. There’s no way around it, if you’re a member of the Ku Klux Klan, this will be a joyous affirmation that blacks are not intelligent enough to do the job. It will also affirm by inference that women are also not qualified and other so-called labeled minorities, because racists lump them all together. This would set the civil rights movement back, ...
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Daryl Hannah Arrested In Texas For Protesting Pipeline

10/5/2012 8:44am EDT
Daryl Hannah
Daryl Hannah was arrested in Texas on Thursday night while protesting against the construction of an oil pipeline.

The Roxanne actress, a longtime environmental campaigner, has been leading a demonstration against the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which is being built to transfer crude oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast.

She was arrested on Thursday along with 78-year-old Eleanor Fairchild on suspicion of criminal trespassing and resisting arrest after they stood in front of construction equipment.

The pair was taken to the Wood County Jail in Quitman, Texas.
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Jessica Alba Lands Green Parent Award

8/30/2012 11:43am EDT
Jessica Alba
Actress and eco-warrior Jessica Alba is to receive the inaugural Green Parent trophy at the upcoming Environmental Media Awards (EMA).

The Sin City star, who is mom to daughters Honor and Haven, will be feted for her work campaigning for the Safe Chemicals Act as well as her eco-friendly baby product line, Honest.

EMA president Debbie Levin says, "Becoming a parent is life-changing and brings into focus the priority of healthy choices and the responsibility of the environmental sustainability of our planet. Jessica is a great example of how you can turn that passion into positive change...
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