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Conscientious Seafood Buyers may be Greatest Hope to Reverse Widespread Destruction of Fisheries
Low-Impact Fish Farming and Eating Lower on the Food Chain Can Provide More Jobs and Increase Seafood Quality and Safety Washington, D.C. — The world’s beleaguered fish populations have found an unlikely ally: seafood eaters, according to a new Worldwatch study by Brian Halweil, a senior researcher and globally recognized food expert. From Chinese universities that […]
Pombo Meets His Waterloo The Governator Is Back And the Smirking Chimp has lost his Smirk
by Captain Paul Watson
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I am still a little giddy from the results of election night last week. I am not a Democrat nor am I a Republican. In fact I am fiercely independent which allows me to look at politicians in the raw without discrimination based on party loyalty. I vote Green when I can find a bona […]
McNerney, enviros take down Richard Pombo
by Malcolm Maclachlan from Capitol Weekly
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Around midnight, Jerry McNerney was talking to supporters when a campaign staffer thrust a cell phone in his hand and hustled him out the back door. The crowd at his election-night party started to buzz: was Richard Pombo calling to concede their hard-fought race for California’s 11th congressional district? No such luck. It was only […]
THE 2006 ELECTION: What It Means for the Environment And What’s Not the Matter with Kansas
by Dick Russell
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An extraordinary grassroots effort – led by Defenders of Wildlife, the Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters, and other environmental groups – has resulted in the defeat of Richard Pombo, powerful chair of the House Resources Committee. Replacing the man who had set out to destroy most of our landmark environmental laws will be […]
Pombo Loses!
by admin from Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund
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“Rep. Richard Pombo’s loss represents the most significant electoral victory the environmental movement has seen in decades. It should now be clear to all that we have the political strength to take on and defeat extreme anti-environmental politicians, even powerful chairmen of congressional committees. “Pombo’s defeat also serves as notice that extreme anti-environmental positions can […]
If Global Warming Is An “Emergency” Then Let’s Act Like It’s An Emergency
by Mike Tidwell
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Why I Helped Occupy the Entrance to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration On Monday, October 23rd, at exactly 8 a.m., a dozen global warming activists – some arriving on foot, some in a rented truck – converged outside of Washington, D.C., and promptly occupied a main entrance to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, […]
Whaling fleet boss to defy ban and sell to Japanese
by Charles Clover from Telegraph.co,uk
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The owner of the Icelandic whaling company that has killed seven endangered fin whales despite an international outcry said yesterday he was now going to export the meat to Japan in defiance of a trade ban. Kristjan Loftsson, the chief executive of the whaling company Hvalur, told The Daily Telegraph that there was “no problem” […]
‘Only 50 years left’ for sea fish
by Richard Black
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By Richard Black, Environment correspondent BBC News website – Nov. 2, 2006There will be virtually nothing left to fish from the seas by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a major scientific study. Stocks have collapsed in nearly one-third of sea fisheries, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Writing […]
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
by David Kupfer from The Progressive
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An expanded version of an interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. that appeared in The Progressive, November 2006. I met up with Robert Kennedy Jr. on the first day of summer 2006 at San Francisco State University, where he was attending the Eighth Annual Waterkeeper Alliance Conference, a meeting of more than 150 Waterkeeper Allianceleaders. […]
Republican-to-English Dictionary
by admin
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In case you’ve been having trouble recently in deciphering speeches and news reports: alternative energy sources n. New locations to drill for gas and oil. bankruptcy n. A means of escaping debt available to corporations but not to poor people. “burning bush” n. A biblical allusion to the response of the President of theUnited States, […]
Grey Whales Missing from North Pacific Feeding Grounds
by admin from Earthwatch Press Release
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Earthwatch volunteers to investigate feeding behavior off Baja, Mexico this winter. Finding one thirty-ton animal in the vast North Pacific may be as hard as finding a needle in a haystack. But when the entire estimated population of 17,000 grey whales is hard to find, it is cause for concern. Researchers reported very few sightings […]
Death on the high seas
by John Vidal from Guardian
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I first tasted whale almost 10 years ago in the Faroe Islands. An unhappy hunter was getting drunk on one side of me, telling me about his urge to kill the largest creatures in the sea, and a secondary school headmaster who ran the islands’ whaling association was kicking his shins under the table trying […]
A report on the IV International Media Forum on the Protection of Nature
by Dick Russell
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Protection of Nature, Protection of Health For a second year, I was invited to attend a gathering of environmental journalists from around the globe, sponsored by the Greenaccord organization, with some 50 countries represented this fall. For four days, we listened to scientific experts who focused on urban air pollution, climate change and health, chemical […]
Will the Next Election Be Hacked?
by Robert F. Kennedy Jr from Rolling Stone
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Fresh disasters at the polls – and new evidence from an industry insider – prove that electronic voting machines can’t be trusted. Read Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s “Was the 2004 Election Stolen?” in the June 15th, 2006, issue of “Rolling Stone,” his investigation into how Republicans prevented more than 350,000 voters in Ohio from casting […]
Piety and Politics: Have We Forgotten Christ’s Message?
by Kari Konkola
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The Bush administration regards itself as deeply religious.  The piety is open and explicit, because President Bush has declared Christ to be his most important moral teacher, and he occasionally undertakes “humility offensives” by acknowledging errors of judgment.  The same advocacy of Christian morals can be seen in many other members of current US political […]
Princeton Scientists Create Vote-Stealing Program for Diebold AccuVote-TS
by admin from t r u t h o u t
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Researchers reveal “extremely serious” vulnerabilities in e-voting machines. In a paper published on the Web today, a group of Princeton computer scientists said they created demonstration vote-stealing software that can be installed within a minute on a common electronic voting machine. The software can fraudulently change vote counts without being detected. “We have created and […]
Offshore Marine Waters to Remain Closed to Striped Bass Fishing
by admin from National Oceanographic and Atomospheric Administration
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After carefully examining a proposal to re-open offshore marine waters in the Atlantic Ocean for striped bass fishing, NOAA has announced it will maintain the 1990 federal closure. NOAA closed marine areas between three and 200 miles offshore to recreational and commercial striped bass fisheries to complement a rebuilding plan instituted in 1981 by the […]
Revolt of the Elders
by Dick Russell from Mother Jones
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  Where sprawl meets rangeland, a GOP warhorse sets out to save his party from itself by Dick Russell, Mother Jones, Sept-Oct, 2006 “Don’t be under any illusions that I’m a great man,” Pete McCloskey insisted, his steel-blue eyes fixed on his interlocutor. “I’m just pissed off.” It was mid-May, three weeks before the Republican […]
JFK
Challenge to lone gunman theory
by Betty Mason from Contra Costa Times
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LIVERMORE – More than four decades after his death, John F. Kennedy’s assassination remains the hottest cold case in U.S. history, and the clues continue to trickle in. Now Lawrence Livermore Laboratory scientists say a key piece of evidence supporting the lone gunman theory should be thrown out. Chuck Todd, Contra Costa Times A new […]
Virginia Governor takes first steps towards bringing Virginia into compliance with ASMFC mandate
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The following is a statement from Coastal Conservation Association Virginia – made up of recreational anglers dedicated to the conservation, protection and restoration of our marine resources in our coastal waters and the Chesapeake Bay – regarding Governor Tim Kaine’s action to seek compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission decision to limit the […]