volume 24 no. 4
We were sitting in a rental car overlooking the picturesque Japanese fishing village of Taiji when Ric O’Barry said to me, “You know, we have a lot to learn from the Japanese.”
O’Barry (the subject of our cover story) is the star of the recent documentary The Cove, which follows his efforts to halt the capture and slaughter of bottlenose dolphins by fishermen in Taiji. The dolphin killing pains O’Barry, but he is careful to point out that a small number of people in Japan are involved.
I asked O’Barry what lessons the …more
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- Earth Island News: Urban Biofilter
- Environmental Justice Via Green Infrastructure
- Earth Island News: IMMP
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- Reports: Low-Hanging Fruit
- Can collecting leftover produce help us re-envision the world?
- Reports: ¡Golpe!
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- 1,000 Words: Toward the End, Genesis
- Sebastião Salgado
- Conversation: Annie Leonard
- … and The Story of Stuff
- Reports: Allah Commands
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- In Review: Crude
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First Run Features, 104 minutes
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- by Chris Carlsson
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- by Mike Roselle with Josh Mahan
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