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Enjoy Your Tuna Sandwich

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In environment , fish , food
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On August 15, 2011
Greenpeace is launching a major new campaign against the tuna industry, built around the massive deaths to other species caused by the way albacore tuna is caught: Longlines are just that – long lines set by fishing vessels that stretch from buoy to buoy across the open ocean, sometimes for multiple miles at a stretch. […]

Radical Environmentalism

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In environment
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On August 7, 2011
At Alternet, Tara Lohan has a really interesting long interview with radical environmentalists Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Aric McBay, who have published a new book where they call for the end to industrial civilization by any means necessary in order to save the planet. I’m mixed on this kind of thing. On one hand, […]

More Fracking

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In Energy , environment
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On July 18, 2011
I have an article at Global Comment on fracking, expanding on some of the themes I’ve discussed here over the past few weeks. Regarding Andrew Cuomo’s appointment of leading environmentalists such as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to help oversee the process, I note: Some have defended Cuomo’s actions, noting his appointment of leading environmentalists, including […]
I have long had tremendous difficulty understanding the opposition of fossil fuel companies to new fuel technologies. For instance: The oil and gas industry gave astrophysicist Willie Soon more than $1 million over the past decade to fund publications that challenge man-made climate change, according to a report released today by Greenpeace. Soon is a […]
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