April 13, 2012Namibia Trots Out Old and Useless Tricks to Defend the Seal Slaughter Commentary by Captain Paul Watson, Oswald Theart pretends to love a seal. It is an old Wise Use tactic from the Reagan era to create organizations that sound like they are for conservation but, in fact, represent just the opposite. For example back then we had Friends of the Sea Lions and Friends of the Dolphins, both groups created and funded by the tuna industry that in reality supported the killing of sea lions and dolphins.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Operation Infinite Patience: April 4, 2012
Taiji, it’s not goodbye…until the slaughter ends.
Harpooned dolphinAs our last week in Taiji came to an end and Operation Infinite Patience 2011-2012 came to a close, four Cove Guardians were met with the return of Campaign Coordinator Scott West and his daughter Elora West.
3,000 Dolphins Found Dead on the Coast of Peru.
Along just one stretch of coastline in Peru, more than 3,000 dead dolphins have washed ashore in just the last 3 months, and the disturbing trend may only be escalating. With the latest discovery of 481 lifeless dolphins there in recent days, residents have begun to demand an explanation for the mysterious mass deaths — and as far as enlisted experts can tell, offshore oil exploration in the region is the most likely culprit.
April 2, 2012
Scapegoating + Bad Math = Devastation for Federally Protected Sea Lions at the Bonneville Dam
Article by guest columnist and activist Sandy McElhaney
File photoThe concept of scapegoating has been around since the times of the Ancient Greeks. They used the term “pharmakos” to describe a person (often a beggar or criminal) who was cast out of the community following a natural disaster. In some accounts, the pharmakos was stoned or beaten. In others, he was executed and the ashes were spread to the ocean.
BLM moves too fast on gas plan
First Published Mar 30 2012 01:01 am • Last Updated Mar 30 2012 01:01 am
What had the promise of turning into a winning streak for both the environment and Utah’s extractive industries is threatened by a overly aggressive plan to drill some 1,300 new gas wells in the Uinta Basin of eastern Utah.
President Obama CAN protect Greater Canyonlands, but he needs to hear from you!
Aron Ralston has told President Obama to protect Greater Canyonlands. Will you?
The Greater Canyonlands area is one of the largest, wildest and most stunningly beautiful landscapes in the American West, containing spectacular geologic formations, 10,000-year-old archeological sites and world class hiking, climbing and rafting.
Monday, March 26, 2012 11:53am PDT
Entangled gray whale freed after dramatic marathon rescue effort
By: Pete Thomas, GrindTV.com
A whale-watching adventure late Friday off Southern California developed into a dramatic and prolonged rescue effort after a young Pacific gray whale was spotted trailing about 50 feet of a commercial fisherman’s gill-net. A trained disentanglement team led by Dave Anderson was successful in freeing the 30-foot whale Saturday evening off Dana Point in what the team described as a miraculous event (see video below for some of the action).