Superstar of anti-dolphin killing film The Cove held by Japanese immigration

Ric OBarry seen in documentary about carnage in a Japanese village says government is waging a war on dolphins The star of Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, about the killing of dolphins in a village in Japan, has been detained by immigration authorities at Tokyos Narita international airport. Ric OBarry an American known for training the […]

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Folding bike helmet wins James Dyson design award

International prize goes to US designer who was worried about use bike-hire strategies without a helmet The inventor of a foldable bicycle helmet has won a 30,000 prize to take it towards commercialisation. The EcoHelmet is the brainchild of Isis Shiffer, a 28 -year-old designer and bike enthusiast from New York who came up with […]

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Class war in the American west: the rich landowners blocking access to public lands

Private landowners present a rising menace to the millions of acres set aside for public utilize by blocking access to public lands Class war in the American west: the rich landowners blocking access to public lands Public lands This Land is Your Land Class war in the American west: the rich landowners blocking access to […]

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Canada approves sale of genetically modified salmon

Agencies: modified fish as safe and nutritious as conventional salmon, with growth hormone genes from two fish allowing it to grow twice as fast Health authorities in Canada have approved a fast-growing, genetically altered salmon as safe for intake, paving the style for it to become the first genetically modified animal to be allowed on […]

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Let them feed bugs: US startup considers future of sustainable food in creepy crawlies

Grubbly Farms is creating black soldier flies as a substitute for wild-caught fish in food for livestock and farmed seafood The experiment started inside the laundry room of an apartment in Atlanta, Georgia, where the two college student created a nursery for 700 larvae of black soldier flies they bought on Amazon for $20. Sean […]

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How a vampire squid inspired a Goldman prize-winning marine life champion

European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practise of deep-sea bottom trawling It was a vampire squid that inspired the European winner of this year’s Goldmanenvironmental prize to successfully challenge the devastatingly unsustainable practice of bottom-trawling. More than a decade before Blue Planet, Claire Nouvian was […]

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International prize goes to US designer who was worried about using bike-hire schemes without a helmet The inventor of a foldable bicycle helmet has won a 30,000 prize to take it towards commercialisation. The EcoHelmet is the brainchild of Isis Shiffer, a 28-year-old designer and bike enthusiast from New York who came up with the […]

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European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practice of deep-sea bottom trawling It was a vampire squid that inspired the European winner of this year’s Goldman environmental prize to successfully challenge the devastatingly unsustainable practice of bottom-trawling. More than a decade before Blue Planet, Claire Nouvian […]

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Radical action is needed to combat increasing rate of environmental damage to water sources, land, biodiversity and marine life, report shows Degradation of the worlds natural resources by humans is rapidly outpacing the planets ability to absorb the damage, meaning the rate of deterioration is increasing globally, the most comprehensive environmental examine ever undertaken by […]

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Half of world’s oceans now fished industrially, maps expose

Data gathered from more than 70,000 vessels proves commercial angling now covers a greater surface area than agriculture More than half the world’s oceans are being fished by industrial ships, new research reveals. The maps based on feedback from more than 70,000 boats depict commercial angling encompass a greater surface area than agriculture, and will […]

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