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A Marine Bank: Too Big to Fail

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 07.21.2016 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

How can we be largely unaware that such an important piece of the earth's ecological puzzle -- two-thirds the size of the continental U.S -- is disappearing?

Shark Fin Exports To Hong Kong Fall By 35 Percent, Demand Plunges In China

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green

Here's some much-needed good news for our shark friends: The Hong Kong chapter of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) announced this week that the vo...

World's Biggest Shark Slaughter Exposed Via Undercover Video Investigation

Reid Levin | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Reid Levin

If you thought the shark cull in Western Australia was bad, you ain't seen nothing yet. A compilation of undercover footage taken over the course of three years at a factory in PuQi, China, surfaced recently, and the details provided by Mr. Li Guang, one of the factory managers, reveal some disturbing truths.

Dominique Mosbergen

Gruesome Shark-Finning Tactic Lets Fishermen Bypass The Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

Exporting shark fins is a lucrative business in Costa Rica, where it appears fishermen are exploiting a legal loophole to get as many of them as they ...

Fake Shark Fins A Growing Problem In China

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.10.2013 | Home

The controversy surrounding the serving of shark fin in restaurants continues to swirl, but new reports may sway diners in China, at least. An inve...

Maggie Q, Shark Hugger

Sierra | Posted 01.20.2013 | Celebrity
Sierra

In the high-action TV show Nikita, Maggie Q plays the title character, a coolheaded rogue assassin being hunted by secret agents. In real life, though, she wouldn't harm a fly -- or any other living thing.

Costa Rica to Take a Bite Out of Global Shark Finning

Leila Monroe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Leila Monroe

Costa Rica is often applauded for its progressive environmental policies and peaceful democracy. I know it as a Mecca of sustainable tourism and perfect surf breaks. Yet the brutal, enormously profitable shark fin trade has prospered in Costa Rica's waters and ports since the late-1990's, making this tropical Central American country a key outpost in the global shark fin trade.

Threatened Species Used In Shark Fin Soup Across U.S.

Posted 08.10.2012 | Home

A recent study discovered that several species of sharks classified as endangered or threatened are being used to make shark fin soup served in U.S. r...

Shark Fin Legislation -- Long Overdue

Jupp Baron Kerckerinck zur Borg | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Jupp Baron Kerckerinck zur Borg

Shark fin soup was initially served in China as a symbol of great wealth; shark fins were rarely available and so the soup was a luxury dish. Developm...

Shark Fin Ban Likely In New York

Posted 02.22.2012 | New York

While Senator Charles Schumer occupies his time by waging war against inhalable sticks of fun, legislators are working on a more serious bill that wil...

Obama Visits Restaurant That Still Serves Shark Fin Soup

SFGate.com | Carla Marinucci | Posted 02.17.2012 | Home

President Obama, who signed the Shark Conservation Act into law last month, apparently didn't check out the menu before he made a surprise visit Thurs...

PETA: Don't Give Stars To Restaurants That Serve Foie Gras, Shark Fin Soup

Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

There are plenty of reasons to dislike the Michelin Guide -- one can claim that it has a bias toward extremely expensive restaurants, that its descrip...

It's Time to Save Sharks

Julie Packard | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

We've demonized sharks for far too long. Now the tide is turning, and when it does, sharks won't be the only winners.

Elle, Elle, What the Hell?

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ingrid Newkirk

Elle Macpherson has confessed to a reporter for the Times online, that she uses an illegal substance. No, it's not heroin or crack cocaine.