Climate Activist Who Chained Herself to Shell Vessel Argues Necessity Defense

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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.

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GMO Labeling Won’t Increase Food Prices

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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.”

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Too Many of the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies That Pollinate Crops Face Extinction

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A new international report on pollinators highlights the threats faced by the wild species that farmers rely on.
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SeaWorld Admits It Infiltrated an Animal Rights Group

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The company’s board has ordered employees to stop posing as activists to obtain information on groups like PETA.
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Great News! Iceland Halts Whaling for 2016

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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.

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To Save Water, This Woman Is Running Marathons on Every Continent

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Mina Guli has already run some 430 miles toward her goal to raise awareness of the global water scarcity crisis.
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Monsanto Feels the Bern as Sanders Turns Focus to GMO Labeling

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.

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Last Known Chilean Sea Bass Poaching Ship Caught in Indonesia

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.

The ship, known as the Viking, was the final vessel out of a half dozen poaching vessels on the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s list. The ships, referred to as the Bandit 6, had been illegally operating in the region surrounding Antarctica for more than a decade.

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Check Out the Sunglasses Made From 100% Recycled Fishing Nets

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Bureo, a Los Angeles based company, is fighting ocean pollution by coming out with the first sunglasses made from 100% recycled fishing nets.

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Another Dead Whale Found With Plastic in Its Stomach

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Yet another whale has been found with plastic in its stomach, continuing a scary trend that is the result of a huge pollution problem.

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