5. Seals and sea lions are scapegoated and shot by commercial fishermen and their lackeys who blame the marine mammals for dwindling fish populations. It’s the same “all here for us” mentality that…
Go to the source for reasons 1 – 4.
Photo by Jim Robertson
GR: Marine and freshwater creatures are declining due to pollution and over use. Extended health of Earth water systems requires a balance. In simplest terms, this means that every 200 pounds of fish taken from the ocean should be replaced by 200 pounds of human. Of course, the oceans, lakes, and streams can recover from small disturbances, from small pollution and small harvest. No one believes our impact is small. Another reason not to eat fish is to give the life of our water systems a chance to recover a healthy balance.
“Coca-Cola Enterprises has reinforced its global water stewardship efforts in a ground-breaking collaboration with WWF to restore vital wetlands and floodplains along the Danube River” (Edie Newsroom).
GR: Solving water scarcity cannot succeed if demand continues to grow. Perhaps adding a little progestin to the can would be a better long-term solution to water shortages.
A mega coal company wants to build the world’s biggest coal port at the heart of the pristine Great Barrier Reef, potentially damaging it forever – and it’s looking to UK banks for the cash…
Can you email the Barclays press team urgently to ask for a full and official statement, ruling out ever funding the Abbot Point coal terminal? Click here to send your email:
GR: The reef doesn’t need another nail in the coffin.
About the Petition
Right now the Endangered Species Act is under attack—and ferrets, gray wolves, and the more than 1,500 other plants and animals it safeguards are in jeopardy.
A band of pro-polluter members of Congress, led by Rep. Doc Hastings, is ramming through a series of misleading and devastating bills that would gut the ESA. They say their only goal is to “reform” the act, but we know what they really want: to let corporate polluters profit from logging, mining, and drilling our most vulnerable wildlife into oblivion.
Protecting natural habitat bolsters our economy to the tune of $1.6 trillion a year, and 99 percent of all animals ever protected under the act have been saved from extinction.
More than 40 years ago, Americans stood as one to create the ESA. It’s time to come together again to save it. Take action right now, and tell Congress: Protect our wildlife, and save the Endangered Species Act!
GR: As Earth’s growing human population decimates the biosphere and reduces carrying capacity, these attacks will increase. Vigilance and persistence are needed.
Environmental Investigation Agency: Very good coverage by Nirmal Ghosh of yesterday’s Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime report.
Organised green crimes escalating.
FROM a Colombian rebel group that controls a tungsten mine to armed African groups that sell ivory, organised environmental crime is outpacing the ability of law enforcement agencies to control it, according to the Geneva-based Global Initiative a…gainst Transnational Organised Crime (Gitoc).
The reason: The impunity of so-called “kingpins” of crimes ranging from illegal wildlife trade – alone worth around US$19 billion (S$23.7 billion) a year – and illegal fishing estimated at US$23 billion, to logging and the trade of toxic waste.
Earlier this month, my wife and I tried out a job as caretakers of a river front lodge in the heart of the Oregon Coast Range. It sounded idyllic, but on closer examination we found that the whole …
Seal your house and use live traps to move your mice out. Of course, indoor house cats will help.
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Wildleaks gives whistleblowers and witnesses of wildlife crime a secure place to report their evidence.