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Whale Wars Captain on Dolphin Slaughter Sabotage

Written by on January 30, 2014 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Whale Wars Captain on Dolphin Slaughter Sabotage

Abby Martin speaks with Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society about the slaughter of marine mammals in places like Taiji, Japan, and what his foundation is doing to counter the rampant poaching.

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One Quarter of the World’s Cartilaginous Fish, Namely Sharks and Rays, Face Imminent Extinction

Written by on January 23, 2014 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
One Quarter of the World’s Cartilaginous Fish, Namely Sharks and Rays, Face Imminent Extinction

One quarter of the world’s cartilaginous fish, namely sharks and rays, face extinction within the next few decades, according to the first study to systematically and globally assess their fate

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Dolphins Slaughtered in Japan’s Taiji (Killing) Cove (VIDEO)

Written by on January 21, 2014 in Wildlife with 3 Comments
Dolphins Slaughtered in Japan’s Taiji (Killing) Cove (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, fishermen on Japan’s Pacific coast kill more than 200 dolphins as their annual hunt begins. The dolphins are driven into shallow water in Taiji cove by fishermen using nets and boat engines, where fishermen in boats and some in wetsuits tie their tails to stop them escaping. A tarpaulin is then erected to stop cameras from filming the killing and the blood seeping into the sea.

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Study: Pesticides Are Creating Smaller Worker Bees

Written by on January 20, 2014 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Study: Pesticides Are Creating Smaller Worker Bees

Study findings show that the widespread use of the pyrethroid pesticide is causing worker bees to hatch at a smaller size and demonstrate ongoing retarded growth. The research, published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology, reveals that prolonged exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide, which is used on flowering crops to prevent insect damage, reduces the size of individual bees produced by a colony.

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