Stories by David Kirby

David Kirby has been a professional journalist for over 15 years and has written extensively for The New York Times for the past eight years. subscribe to David Kirby's feed

Posted on: Jun 21, 2016, Source: TakePart

Lobstermen and scientists in New England are collaborating on new kinds of ropes that will keep rare whales safe and fishing grounds open.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2016, Source: TakePart

A major study's conclusions point to pollution as a big problem.

Posted on: May 10, 2016, Source: TakePart

The federal government moves closer to approving a project that would destroy the predator’s habitat.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2016, Source: TakePart

The surprise move brokered by the Humane Society of the U.S. means SeaWorld's 28 orcas will be the last it holds in captivity.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2016, Source: TakePart

The 35-year-old orca, taken from his mother at the age of two, killed three people during his years of captivity, galvanizing animal activists against SeaWorld.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2016, Source: TakePart

Conservationists argue that the killing of a fifth of Yellowstone's bison to stop the spread of a disease to cattle is unnecessary and brutal.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2016, Source: TakePart

The late rock star is a hero to activists fighting the dolphin slaughter in Japan.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Will a TV show be canceled because it features an attorney who successfully argues that a mercury-containing flu vaccine caused autism in one kid?