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Deborah Bassett

Minds in the Water: A Surfer's Journey From Apathy to Activism

Deborah Bassett | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Deborah Bassett

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.

Sustainable Tourism, Conservation and Culture Flourish in Fiji

Deborah Bassett | Posted 08.30.2011 | Travel
Deborah Bassett

The Republic of Fiji is comprised of 332 islands. On a recent trip to the town of Savusavu, located on Fiji's second largest island of Vanua Levu, I was pleasantly surprised to discover several eco-friendly treasures.

How Smartphones Can Safeguard The Future Of Agriculture

Deborah Bassett | Posted 08.26.2011 | Impact
Deborah Bassett

Ugandan farmers can now access important information at their fingertips. Photo: Karl Muth What does mobile phone technology have to do with farmer...

Sea Shepherd: Eco Terrorism or Environmental Justice?

Deborah Bassett | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

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.

Sea Shepherd Activists Outrun Somali Pirates in the Gulf of Aden

Deborah Bassett | Posted 07.10.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

As a Quartermaster aboard the Steve Irwin, I was aware of the potential risks involved on this particular voyage due to the increasingly grim reality and frequency of piracy attacks off the horn of Africa.

Sea Shepherd: Mission Accomplished in Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

Last week, I spent a week aboard The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's vessels after they successfully shut down Japanese whaling operations in the southern ocean whale sanctuary -- a victory 7 years in the making.

The 11th Hour Strikes: Saving the Blue Fin Tuna From Extinction

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

In an interview, Captain Paul Watson shed light on the the urgency of the situation and the necessity of continued direct action to protect the species from greedy commercial overfishing.

Win for the Sea Turtles: Protecting Endangered Species Through Conservation Travel

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

Marine biologist Dr. Wallace J. Nichols moves to the beat of his own drum, turning the doom-and-gloom scenarios of the nightly news into win/win scenarios.

"Sealing" the Deal: Canada's Legacy of Government Subsidized Cruelty Continues

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

Just when environmentalists were beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel, Canada's Fisheries Minister announced that restrictions on exporting seal meat to China had been lifted.

Breaking The Plastic Addiction: TEDx Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

Surely you are already aware of the dreadful reality of plastic debris poisoning our oceans, toxifying our precious environment and causing serious harm to our delicate minds and bodies.