biodiversity

Shared Outrage against a Licence to Kill in Pursuit of Oil

Shared Outrage against a Licence to Kill in Pursuit of Oil

Greenpeace International By Ben Ayliffe Several of Greenpeace’s friends recently filed a lawsuit to challenge a decision by the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) allowing oil company Apache Alaska Corporation to kill up to 30 Cook Inlet Beluga Whales. The NMFS decision to issue a deceptively bland-sounding “incidental take authorisation” will allow Apache to […]

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    U.S. Leads the Way in Breeding Antibiotic-Resistant Disease

    U.S. Leads the Way in Breeding Antibiotic-Resistant Disease

    Animal Welfare Approved By Andrew Gunther In the U.S., we pride ourselves on being the best of the best. And in this Olympic year we’re all hoping that we’ll come home with the Gold. However, there is one area where the U.S. leads that should deeply concern us all. Figures initially presented by Dr. Danilo […]

    Rising Farm Animal Population Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

    Rising Farm Animal Population Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

    Worldwatch Institute The global population of farm animals increased 23 percent between 1980 and 2010, from 3.5 billion to 4.3 billion, according to research by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. These figures continue a trend of rising farm animal populations, with harmful effects on the environment, public health and global development. […]

    ‘Drift Catcher’ Holds Big Ag Accountable for High Levels of Airborne Pesticides

    ‘Drift Catcher’ Holds Big Ag Accountable for High Levels of Airborne Pesticides

    Pesticide Action Network Families with children living near Red Bluff, California, brought their concerns about exposure to cancer-causing pesticides to the state’s capital on March 20. They’d detected high concentrations of a fumigant applied to strawberry fields in air near their homes. The results come as California’s new Department of Pesticide Regulation chief, Brian Leahy, […]

    It’s Easy Being Green

    It’s Easy Being Green

    One of my favorite events of the year is right around the corner—the Cleveland International Film Festival from March 22 to April 1. There are many aspects of the festival I enjoy, but perhaps what I find most valuable is the opportunity to engage in conversation on the plethora of topics addressed in the documentaries […]

    Activists Protest Greenwashing of Dams at World Water Forum

    Activists Protest Greenwashing of Dams at World Water Forum

    International Rivers Activists created a living river and inflated a large dam in central Marseille today against the corporate greenwashing of dams at this week’s 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France. The colourful manifestation of more than 50 protestors from China, Turkey, Brazil, Vietnam, France, and others called attention to how dams are destroying […]

    Organic Milk—Are You Getting What You Pay For?

    Organic Milk—Are You Getting What You Pay For?

    Animal Welfare Approved By Andrew Gunther On the heels of a previous report highlighting the lack of enforcement and oversight in our food system, the U.S. Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) new report on whether milk marketed as organic actually meets the National Organic Program’s (NOP) standards is a real wake-up call to the organic […]

    Shell Oil, One Step Closer to Drilling in the Arctic

    Shell Oil, One Step Closer to Drilling in the Arctic

    Greenpeace UK It’s official. On Feb. 17, Shell got a step closer to drilling for oil in our planet’s last wild ocean—the Arctic. The company’s oil spill response plan for the Chukchi Sea off Alaska was given the all clear by U.S. authorities, even though it’s a work of almost complete fantasy. While Shell prepares […]

    Groups Challenge EPA’s Air Pollution Discharge Permits for Shell’s Arctic Drillships

    Groups Challenge EPA’s Air Pollution Discharge Permits for Shell’s Arctic Drillships

    Earthjustice A coalition of groups has filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of air pollution discharge permits for Shell’s Discoverer drillship and associated fleet for use in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. The permits, provisionally approved last September, were issued Feb. 10, 2012. […]