Decline Of the NW Orcas

Decline Of the NW Orcas Published in Ocean Realms Magasine, Winter 2000/2001 Issue Editor’s note: since this article was published, 6 more orcas from the southern residents have mysteriously disappeared. The population is plummeting and now sits at 78 whales. Breaching skyward in an explosion of foam, J-1 sends a two-foot Chinook salmon tumbling, before […]

Health Problem at the Health Care Industry

The twin smokestacks are set well back from High Street, barely visible to drivers passing through this industrialized sector of East Oakland, California. A sign at the front gate reads: “INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS … People, Service and Environment.” Within the confines of this compound, two kilns burn continuously five days a week, incinerating some 20 […]