Threats to the Great Whales

Update onNavy Sonar, Japanese Whaling, and Global Warming Our most majestic of creatures have been much in the news again lately. Some developments have been positive, others are ominous. Let’s start with the good news. JAPANESE WHALING: On April 2, an announcement came out of Tokyo that Nissui – the country’s second largest seafood company […]

If only menhaden wrote campaign checks

Campaign contributions can have a corrosive power in politics. Money often “encourages” (if it did more, it’d be a bribe) politicians to do things that otherwise would be impossible to justify. Take the little silvery fish with the big problem, better known as menhaden. Humans don’t eat menhaden, but other fish do. They live in […]

Gold for the Monarchs

During a recent visit to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary on Sierra Pelon, I found an extensive area in the core zone, beside the Llano de los Gobernadores, where all that remained were trunks of mature oyamel trees, carpets of sawdust and beams cut with chainsaws that were waiting to be taken down by the wood […]

Gold for the Monarchs

During a recent visit to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary on Sierra Pelon, I found an extensive area in the core zone, beside the Llano de los Gobernadores, where all that remained were trunks of mature oyamel trees, carpets of sawdust and beams cut with chainsaws that were waiting to be taken down by the wood […]