OMG letter-writing campaign seeks to save rhinos from extinction
The kids behind the nonprofit One More Generation hope to send South African President Jacob Zuma 1,000 letters from around the world.
Daryl Hannah arrested protesting oil pipeline
The actress is taken into custody along with landowner Eleanor Fairchild after they stood in the way of heavy equipment being used to build the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Sea Shepherd leader Paul Watson arrested in Germany
Watson, a Canadian national, is in a German jail after being detained on charges stemming from a confrontation over shark finning in 2002.
Is walking a form of activism?
For all but the last hundred years, walking has been humanity’s primary mode of transportation. Today, though, simply strolling down the block in the evening might constitute an act of dissent. Some notes on the nascent pedestrian revolution.
‘Hunger Games,’ Harry Potter fans fight to end world hunger
Oxfam partners with the Harry Potter Alliance to combat the global food crisis through the ‘Hunger is Not a Game’ campaign.
Ian Somerhalder works for environmental change through his foundation
‘The Vampire Diaries’ actor talks to MNN about his passion for the planet, how he goes green on the set of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and how youth are empowering global change.
*And don’t miss MNN’s video from Ian’s Empoweresque party, where you can see the stars of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ in costume, including Ian as Captain Planet and Nina Dobrev as Hermione Granger.
Saboteurs blamed as Japan whale catch falls short
Japan’s Antarctic whaling fleet has killed less than a third of the animals it planned to because of sabotage by activists, Tokyo said. Whalers killed 266 minke whales and one fin whale, the agency said, well below the approximately 900 they had been aiming for when they left Japan in December.
Woman tries to hire hit man to kill fur-wearer
An Ohio woman is being held in custody on charges she used Facebook to try to hire a hit man to kill a person at random for wearing fur.
Animal rights activists from the Mexican group Animanaturalis take part in a demonstration on Feb. 5 against bullfighting at the Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City.
MNN’s photos of the week