Tag: shark fin soup

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 5

Written by | September 5th, 2012

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On this Hump Day, we’ve got green news updates on the BP Oil Spill, the shark fin trade and canine conservationists!

  1. The U.S. Department of Justice accuses BP of ‘gross negligence and willful misconduct.’ (Huffington Post)
  2. Cathay Pacific (based in Hong Kong) just sent a loud and clear message regarding the shark fin trade: ‘No more fins on our planes.’ (Treehugger)
  3. Wildlife conservationists are saving dogs from the pound and saving nature at the same time — by training the dogs to find threatened species! (Green)
  4. Thousands of dead rats — invasive species, no less — have piled up on Mississippi beaches after Isaac. Gross. (NBC News)
  5. Endangered species protection for the gray wolf was lifted on Friday — what does it mean for this apex predator? (Christian Science Monitor)

Sharks: The Tragedy of Global Decimation

Written by | August 13th, 2012

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The near-annihilation of sharks worldwide is having untold bad consequences on coral reef life, says Conservancy senior marine scientist Mark Spalding.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 10

Written by | August 10th, 2012

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We have one piece of advice today, please don’t pet the pigs.

  1. There are 158 cases of a new strain of swine flu, are fairs to blame? (Huffington Post)
  2. Chicken farm featured in Food Inc. has completely changed. See the amazing transformation. (Grist)
  3. Some trees in Connecticut hiss, spit, and emit methane. Now we may know why. (Green)
  4. Increased ultraviolet radiation has caused a sharp rise in the deaths of marine species. (BBC)
  5. Shark fin soup served in the U.S. contains animals threatened with extinction. (Washington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 5

Written by | July 5th, 2012

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Hope your 4th of July was filled with patriotic and green activities!

  1. Most Americans agree: conserving nature is patriotic. (Treehugger)
  2. An update on the Western U.S. fires, and fireworks were banned in many states affected. (Huffington Post)
  3. Scientists agree that the fires and climate change are related, so how come only 3% of news stories mention climate change? (Treehugger)
  4. The Fukushima meltdown was a man-made disaster, says a watchdog group. (Guardian)
  5. Good news for sharks: The Chinese government has banned serving their fins in soup. (Green)

California Bans Shark Fins; DC Should Too

Written by | October 16th, 2011

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Mike Sweeney, the executive director of The Nature Conservancy in California, looks at a new law and finds what he thinks is an obvious next step.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 7

Written by | September 7th, 2011

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It’s another Cool Green Morning, y’all!

  1. Where’s the beef? Climate change could bring an end to American cattle ranching. (CleanTechnica)
  2. The Tea Party isn’t buying this whole “climate change” thing. (DotEarth)
  3. Victoria, BC may be home to the world’s greenest neighborhood. (Grist)
  4. Is President Obama bad for the environment? (Time)
  5. Shark fin soup is one step closer toward being banned in California. (Los Angeles Times)

Summer Book Picks: ‘Demon Fish’

Written by | June 28th, 2011

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Need some reads for the beach or your summer vacation? Our scientists and staff have some great suggestions! Today, our lead scientist Sanjayan recommends Juliet Eilperin’s “Demon Fish.”

Reality (of Shark Finning) Bites

Written by | May 5th, 2011

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73 million sharks are killed every year, largely to meet the rising demand for shark fin soup. Can California help reverse this catastrophic loss?

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 3

Written by | May 3rd, 2011

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Meatless Mondays go mainstream–which definitely means no shark fin soup. Order up for 5 cool green news links!

  1. Sharks are worth far more in the water–$1.9 million!–than in a soup, says new study. (Mongabay)
  2. Tilapia, the most popular farmed fish eaten in the U.S., has a shady environmental story. (The New York Times)
  3. 3,000 corporate cafeterias and hospitals will soon offer “Meatless Mondays.” (GreenBiz)
  4. For all you app-addicts, check out Al Gore’s latest climate change venture. (Grist)
  5. The recent worldwide decline in loggerhead sea turtles is due to changing climate and ocean conditions. (Conservation Journal Watch)
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