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Ecocide

The Drone Invasion

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

If Jeff Bezos, the billionaire CEO of Amazon, has his way, thousands of drones could soon be hurtling through the airspace above our heads, delivering millions of packages to Amazon's customers. Instead of having to wait the eternity of a day to receive their orders, consumers could get them in 30 minutes, or less.

Dying Whales, Horrific Omen

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Twelve enormous beached sperm whales died along the coast of the Dutch island of Texel and the German islands of Wangerooge and Helgoland last week. It is appalling to see these record-holding deep divers beached with blood trickling out of their mouths.

Save the Vaquitas

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The world's most critically endangered marine mammal -- a small porpoise called the vaquita -- is finally getting the attention it so desperately needs to survive.

Pamela Anderson, Ocean Hero

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Dr. Reese Halter

Hollywood actress, model, producer, and iconic blonde bombshell Pamela Anderson is a long-time fearless animal rights activist and vegan. Anderson...

They Are Biocides, Not Pesticides -- And They Are Creating an Ecocide

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Let's not refer to pesticides, whether they are insecticides, herbicides or fungicides, by anything but their real name: biocides. Words do matter. What is the word that would encompass the result of our using nearly a billion pounds of biocides each year? I would suggest it is nothing short of ecocide.

Devastating Shark Ecocide

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.06.2015 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Over the past 8 years at least 660 million sharks have been slaughtered. That's enough to fill the entire 103-story Empire State Building with dead shark bodies 18 times, or, one building every 20 days, each year. That means at least 90 percent of sharks globally were poached in all oceans.

Big Oil Seismically Slaughtering Sealife

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.28.2015 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

From The Great Australian Bight to Lake Macquarie, NSW, the race to destroy sealife to extract more climate disrupting oil and gas has reached a diabolical frenzy.

Big Coal Destroys the Great Barrier Reef and Caley Wetlands

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Instead of protecting it, the Queensland and Australian federal government have traded the crown jewel of the Seven Wonders of the World for exporting more heat-trapping gas and coal and more poisonous mercury vapor.

Big Oil Destroys the Great Australian Bight

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The Australian government has granted an oil company the rights to search for oil and gas in the middle of a breathtaking marine ecosystem. That means millions of sea creatures will be killed by incessant sonic booms as Big Oil scavenges for more heat-trapping gases.

Shooting Non-targets

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The "non-target" costs of spraying lethal poisons in the environment are often high. In a cotton field, everything but the bugs feeding on cotton is non-target: that includes farmers, farm workers, children, birds, beneficial insects, other crops and wildlife.

Big Oil Shatters Unicorns of the Sea

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 02.11.2015 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The spiral-toothed male Arctic Narwhal whales are in big trouble.

Japanese Ocean-Killers Issue 4,000 Death Warrants (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The world is outraged by Japan's latest shameful act of stealing an albino dolphin from the sea and its proposed sale, which sentences this exquisite apex predator to a heinous life of slavery.

Earth Warriors Demand End to Ecocide

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Fifteen percent of the human race, or 1.1 billion people, arise each morning to make their livelihood by killing nature.

From Russia to Amazonia, Rampant Ecocide

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Russia is home to one fifth of the world's wild forests. Infuriatingly, they are cutting them all down.

Japan Wages Whale War, Sea Shepherd to the Rescue

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Instead of a truce, Japan intends on mercilessly annihilating more sentient, highly complex social whales to feed a burgeoning domestic dog food market. It's bloody wrong, it's ecocide and it's illegal.

Save the Dingoes, Stop the Ecocide

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 11.21.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The bloody "War Against Nature" is raging across the Australian continent. The largest land predator, a 55-pound free-ranging dog, called a dingo (classified as a subspecies of grey wolf) is in deep trouble.

Australia's Shark Ecocide, Over

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Last week, Western Australia's (WA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rejected the cruel shark cull. The EPA found a "high degree of scientific uncertainty" surrounding the impact of baited drumlines on the endangered Great White sharks of the Indian Ocean.

A Global Ecocide Rampage (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 10.26.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

About 1.1 billion people, or 15 percent of the human race, depends upon killing our living planet for their daily livelihood.

Oil and Gas Sonic Cannons Murder Millions of Sea Creatures

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Every 10 seconds, non-stop, for a couple months, sonic explosions at 252 decibels will shatter eardrums of all sea creatures. Each month, the equivalent of 241,920 grenades will carpet-bomb the western Atlantic Ocean, minus any shrapnel.

Sea Shepherd Protects Pilot Whales From Bloodbath

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

As governments continue to subsidize the killing of the Earth with $1.9 trillion annually handed over to big oil, gas and coal, their life-threatening pollutants, e.g. methylmercury, are accumulating within the oceans at a staggering rate.

Ocean-Killers Plunder Northern Seas

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Last year, the Icelandic government unilaterally increased its ocean-killing quota by authorizing death warrants for 770 endangered Fin, in addition to 1,145 Northern Minke whales, over the next five years.

Bloody Poachers, Organized Crime, Insatiable Demand (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Forty years ago there were at least 1.2 million African elephants. Today, there are less than 400,000 elephants remaining. Thirty-five thousand beasts are poached each year. At this sickening rate of extermination, elephants will be extinct, which means gone forever, by 2025.

Japanese Whale Poachers Masquerade Behind Thin Veil

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

In 200 years humans have slaughtered an astounding five million whales. All remaining populations are well below three percent of the early 1800s, but the ruthless 'War Against Whales' is set to resume in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Trans Borneo Challenge to Save Orangutans

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The assault on nature is mostly from multi-national companies that regularly bribe government officials. Irreparable damage has occurred to priceless rainforests and millions of people are suffering.

Australian Shark Slaughter Impoverishes Ocean

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

On Australia Day (Jan 26, 2014) a beautiful 10-foot female Tiger shark was barbarically ensnared on a baited drum line for likely 12 hours before she ...