Preparations for Departure for Antarctica

To all Sea Shepherd Crew and loyal supporters. I just want to encourage all of you to be positive, strong and supportive as we struggle to move two ships, a helicopter and two different crews into position to tackle the greatest whale killing monsters on this planet. Success is taking each obstacle and dealing with […]

Straddling Solutions and Survivalism

Those of you that have heard me talk before will be relieved to know I’m not going to go through a catalogue of new impacts or weather events like the 1-in-200-year rainstorm this spring that left $100 million in damages in three mid-Atlantic states. Or the startling jump in polar bear mortality the USGS reported […]

The Tail that Wags the Dog

E Cuatro Cieegas la diosa del agua guarda su secreto e la tierra – H.A (In Cuatro Cienegas theWater Godess keeps her secret in the Earth.) Whilst a number of civil servants are proclaiming the achievements of their administration – as if that was all we needed – with funds from the agencies under their […]

Rep. Pombo

Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground and worshiped, And said…. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. –Book of Job 1:20-21 I know better than to mix my religious faith with politics. Nevertheless, while not into […]

African nomads to be first people wiped out by climate change

Kenya’s herdsmen are facing extinction as global warming destroys their lands They are dubbed the ‘climate canaries’ – the people destined to become the first victims of world climate change. And as government ministers sit down in Nairobi at this weekend’s UN Climate Conference, the people most likely to be wiped out by devastating global […]

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 […]

McNerney, enviros take down Richard Pombo

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

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 […]