A climate activist who chained herself to a Shell vessel last year to protest oil drilling in the Arctic argued this week that she was compelled to act to prevent environmental catastrophe.
William James, the father of modern psychology, once said, “There's nothing so absurd, that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it.”Read more
Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf is cancelling their 2016 summer whaling season. During their whaling season they hunt for fin whales, the second largest animal on earth. They kill an average of 150 whales per year.Read more
On Wednesday Sanders made sure that GMO labeling will become an issue on the campaign trail when he made the main focus of his Senate website a picture stating “You have a Right to Know what’s in the food you eat” followed by quotes on his support for GMO labeling in Vermont and beyond.
“All over this country, people are becoming more conscious about the food they eat and the food they serve their kids. When parents go to the store and purchase food for their children, they have a right to know what they are feeding them,” Sanders said ahead of the Senate agriculture committee’s hearing on a shocking legislation (The New Dark Act) introduced by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) that would block Vermont and other states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods.Read more
Hundreds of days of chasing down illegal fishing ships in the frigid Southern Ocean have paid off for environmental activist group Sea Shepherd. The last of the known poaching ships designed to catch Patagonia toothfish—or Chilean sea bass, as they’re called in markets and restaurants—has been detained in Indonesia.Read more
Bureo, a Los Angeles based company, is fighting ocean pollution by coming out with the first sunglasses made from 100% recycled fishing nets.Read more
Yet another whale has been found with plastic in its stomach, continuing a scary trend that is the result of a huge pollution problem.Read more