Burning fossil fuels since the 1850s has directly caused the oceans to become 26 percent more acidic. This is an epic man-made disaster.
The same U.S. news media that are conveying the preciousness of children so terribly harmed in Boston are scarcely interested in children like Guljumma.
Izumi Ishii was born into a dolphin hunting family in Futo, Japan. Today he's a self-proclaimed advocate for stopping the dolphin hunt and live trade of dolphins and whales to dolphinariums.
This morning (February 20, 2013) the news from Down Under reported that Japan has halted its whale hunt in the Great Southern Ocean Sanctuary. Amidst ...
Twenty years ago in Australia I helped free a bottlenose dolphin from a driftnet. In 2004 a small pod of bottlenose dolphins protected four swimmers f...
"The War Against Nature" and the great whales must end after this 2013 season. No country has the right of entitlement to destroy the ocean -- our commons and our birthright -- especially in an international sanctuary.
I firmly believe that our species has begun to reunite economics and ecology for a sustainable future. Here are just a few examples of environmental triumphs that we can all celebrate from 2012.
For the past eight years the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society led by Captain Paul Watson has prosecuted anti-whaling campaigns near Antarctica and disrupted the annual Japanese whaling hunt. I spoke to Paul Watson via Skype on board the SSS Steve Irwin.
After a scare, I am happy to say that the Koreans have seen the error of their ways and have decided to not begin "scientific" whaling. So why can't we reach Japan?
Animals are very good at what they do or they wouldn't have made it through the process of natural selection, let alone the spread of humanity across the earth. If what an animal does is kill things, then unless it's a very small animal, I don't get close to it.
While people around the world revere Captain Paul Watson for the stands he takes to save whales, the German government has him under arrest for a 2005 complaint for the very actions millions cheer for each week.
I certainly believe we come from apes, but I also would like to believe we have evolved beyond that. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Ghandi, and the Dalai Lama all know better. How might our human history be different if they had taken up arms?
Have we finally gone mad as a society? Just because Pete Bethune looks good in a wetsuit, has tattoos, and a high "TV-Q" doesn't mean what he does is okay.
Rasta quickly moved forward in recruiting a team of filmmakers, journalists, musicians, eco-activists and celebrity surfers. He embarked upon the journey that has led him to be one of the most outspoken environmentalists in the surfing world today.
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From poking fun at disgruntled vegans to emphasizing the quirky antics used to irritate some of the ocean's greatest foes, Peter J. Brown highlights the trials and tribulations of what it takes to be a genuine eco-warrior on the high seas.