InterAksyon What's more scary than a sea full of sharks? A sea with no more sharks InterAksyon This makes them vulnerable to over exploitation." said Moonyeen Alava, a leading shark researcher in the Philippines.
SBS Sea Shepherd's shark protest to hit cinemas SBS Sea Shepherd is ramping up its campaign against a controversial shark kill policy with an emotive documentary. By. Ryan Emery. 25 Aug 2014 - 4:52 PM UPDATED 1 HOUR AGO.
The Guardian Norway whale catch reaches highest number since 1993 The Guardian The eventual figure may increase slightly before the season's end but is already the highest since 1993, when Norway resumed whaling despite a worldwide moratorium,...
His fearless divers swam among whales and meandered through lush coral reefs full of large groupers and sharks. I dreamed of being a diver on the Calypso, Cousteau’s famous ship, and explore remote seas, making countless discoveries along the way. Yet the seas full of large fishes that I saw on TV...
88 Fin Whales Culled So Far Reykjavík Grapevine Over half the quota of fin whales has been culled so far this summer, showing a slight decline from the year previous.
Marian Locksley's insight:
Greenpeace, amongst others, have pointed out that whale meat is not selling there and is in fact piling up in cold storage, as Associated Press investigations uncovered. Kristján Loftsson, the director of Hvalur, dismissed this outright, saying that he would not be hunting whales if there was no market for them.
The main point of criticism about Japan’s largest utility company is rooted in one that countless others have voiced since the beginning: a suspicious disregard for keeping the public informed.
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This year marked the disaster’s third anniversary, but new accounts of mismanagement and swelling radiation levels continue to surface. In February, TEPCO revealed that groundwater sources near the Daiichi plant and 80 feet from the Pacific Ocean contained 20 million becquerels of the harmful radioactive element Strontium-90 per gallon (one becquerel equals one emission of radiation per second). Even though the internationally accepted limit for Strontium-90 contamination in water hovers around 120 becquerels per gallon, these measurements were hidden from Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority for nearly four months. As a response, the national nuclear watchdog agency censured TEPCO for lacking a “fundamental understanding of measuring and handling radiation.”
Dr. Helen Caldicott: Although Caldicott says what separates Fukushima from Chernobyl is the continuous leakage of radioactive material, in her eyes they’re unified by an institutionalized effort to keep the veil from lifting. “The Japanese government took three months to tell the world that there had been three meltdowns, even though the meltdowns had taken place in the first three days,” she said. “They’re not testing the food routinely. In fact, they’re growing food in highly radioactive areas, and there are stories that the most radioactive food is being canned and sold to third-world countries.”