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Russia Takes First Steps To Releasing Orcas, Belugas From 'Whale Jail'
Nearly 100 whales are stuck in miserable holding pens after being captured for the aquarium trade.
Another Whale Has Washed Up Dead With Plastic Packing Its Stomach
A sperm whale found off the coast of Sardinia, Italy, was pregnant and carrying 49 pounds of plastic.
Man Escapes Whale's Mouth After Being Swept Inside While Snorkeling
"I instinctively held my breath, assuming that it would dive down again and spit me out somewhere."
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Killer Whale Head-Butts Scientist's Camera And She's Just Thrilled
Marine mammal expert Regina Eisert said she thinks the whale wanted to share its dinner with her.
Japan To Launch Commercial Whaling Again After Withdrawing From Treaty
Nation's decision is bashed by environmentalists and Australia.
4 Things To Do Instead Of Shopping In Black Friday's Frenzy Of Consumerism
Trust us, you'll feel better for it.
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I'm Thankful For Americans Who Serve, Both In And Out Of The Military
Sen. Tammy Duckworth
Every American should have the opportunity to serve.
Barack Obama 'Crashes' Chicago Food Bank To Help Out For Thanksgiving
President Donald Trump, meanwhile, flew to his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
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Dead Whale Had 1,000 Pieces Of Plastic Inside Its Stomach – Including Flip-Flops
Rescuers in Indonesia also found 115 drinking cups and 25 plastic bags.
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How You Can Help Victims Of California Wildfires
Helping people and animals affected by the fires, from donating to volunteering, "is a marathon and not a sprint."
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Epic Human Chain Moves Bookstore Into New Home
Volunteers passed about 2,000 books hand-to-hand to the store's new location in Southampton, England.
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Humans Are Screwing Up Dolphins' Abilities To Talk To Each Other
Noise from ships and boats are causing dolphins to make their calls less complex, according to a new study.
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Pet Shelter Where 75-Year-Old Naps With Cats Raised Enough Funds To Cover The Year
It’s a purr-fect outcome for snoozy volunteer Terry Lauerman, Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Wisconsin and the disabled cats they care for.
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What It's Like To Work At A Suicide Crisis Hotline
"Had a shotgun across his lap. He was ready to take his life."
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The Photographer-Blocking Trump Volunteer Has Become A Brilliant Meme
A "Photoshop Battle" broke out over the image of the man trying to stop photographers snapping an anti-Trump protester.
Now You Can Help Search For Missing Seattle Hiker Samantha Sayers
A growing army of online volunteers is poring over photos to find any trace of the young woman.
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Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks
Tahlequah, whose newborn died on July 24, was spotted swimming without her calf's body on Saturday.
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Mother Orca Spotted Carrying Dead Calf For 17th Day
“I think it’s really easy to put human emotions on it, but personally I think it’s accurate. I think she is grieving,” a University of Washington scientist says.
Beachgoers Stunned After Dead Baby Blue Whale Washes Up On Japan Shores
Japan’s National Museum of Nature and Science said there is no record of this happening before in the country.
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How A Group Of New York Moms Is Reuniting Separated Migrant Families
In less than a month, the group has raised $260,000 and has reunited six moms with 12 children.
Watch Rescuers Free A Frantic Humpback Whale Ensnared In A Shark Net
"They’ve got a fear of drowning, just like we have,” says expert.
How Americans Volunteer In The Age Of Trump
By Kari Lydersen, On Assignment For HuffPost
"We see volunteering as a really important way to break down the divides between us."
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Third Dead Whale In A Week Washes Ashore In Northern California
Earlier deaths were caused by a ship strike and entanglement, while the latest death is still being examined.
This South LA Bike Club Is Steering Vulnerable Kids In The Right Direction
East Side Riders Bike Club is a volunteer organization in South Central Los Angeles with a mission to improve Watts through community service, charity work, and bike programs aimed at keeping local youth out of gang activity.
Dire News For Endangered Right Whales: Not A Single Newborn Spotted This Year
"Right now, the sky is falling," warns a National Marine Fisheries Service scientist.
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Can't Stage A Walkout? Here's What You Can Do To Help Shooting Victims.
From talking about gun control to donating blood, there's a lot we can all do.
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