Environmental Issues

Joaquin Phoenix's PETA Ad Banned By ABC

February 14th, 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

January 30th, 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...

Bradley Cooper Wore An Eco-Friendly Tuxedo To Golden Globes

January 16th, 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.


Edward Norton To Donate Movie Memorabilia For Wilderness Conservation Charity

December 19th, 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...

Robert Redford Lends His Name To Environmental Research College

November 20th, 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...

What Will Happen If Barack Obama Loses The Election To Mitt Romney?

October 8th, 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, ...

Daryl Hannah Arrested In Texas For Protesting Pipeline

October 5th, 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.

Jessica Alba Lands Green Parent Award

August 30th, 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...

Exclusive 'Strike Back' Preview: Scott Is Captured (Video)

August 23rd, 2012 1:50pm EDT
Strike Back Ep. 13
In the below exclusive clip from the next episode of 'Strike Back' Damien Scott is captured in Niamey. Episode 13 premieres Friday, August 24th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Cinemax. Episode 14 will be available on MaxGO immediately after.

About Episode 13
After a personal tragedy, Stonebridge applies for a transfer back to Section 20. While the team remains concerned about his mental state, Scott encourages them to allow Stonebridge back into the unit.

Tracking the missing nuclear triggers to Niger, the team believes that a radical religious leader may have malicious plans to u...

Slash Launches Wildlife Charity Down Under

August 22nd, 2012 12:42pm EDT
Rocker Slash teamed up with Steve Irwin's father to launch a wildlife foundation in Australia on Wednesday.

The former Guns N' Roses star helped Irwin's father Bob officially unveil the Bob Irwin Wildlife Conservation Foundation at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia.

Slash is a long-time animal lover and once famously owned a large collection of snakes and other reptiles, but let them go after becoming a father.

He first met Bob Irwin at the Soundwave music festival in Australia in 2010 and they bonded over their shared passion for wildlife - so the star decided to h...

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