Why do whales sing?

Groans and grunts, whistles and woops—these are some of the many sounds you can hear when listening to humpback whales singing. Although humpback whale song is one of the most widely recognized animal sounds, surprisingly little is known about its purpose. This is not for lack of effort: scientists have been studying different aspects of…

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Green Giving Holiday Challenge

The holiday season is upon us. It is a time for generosity and thankfulness, which often takes the form of gift giving between our loved ones. However, this generous spirit can also lead to massive consumption and waste. Waste in the U.S. increases 25% between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That means an additional 1…

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