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In Win for Dolphins, WTO Reverses Decision on US Dolphin Safe Tuna Label

Environmental groups celebrate, call on Mexico to drop case against US

After several negative rulings against the United States for its strong standards for the Dolphin Safe tuna label, the World Trade Organization yesterday agreed that the US is in compliance with WTO Free Trade regulations. Environmental groups, including the International Marine Mammal…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – October 27, 2017

Food for Thought

A simple loaf of bread can cost more than $800 in Venezuela today. I haven’t been able to push this absurd, disturbing figure out of my mind ever since our art director pointed it out as we were working on this issue of the Journal. Somehow, that one telling detail seemed to embody the turbulent situation in Venezuela right now. The South American nation’s petrodollar-dependent economy has been in a tailspin since…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – Autumn 2017

“Scientists Make the Best Advocates”

Lori Marino

At one point in her career, Lori Marino worked with NASA astronauts, studying how they respond to being in zero gravity conditions. While that was somewhat exciting, Marino says she “simply didn’t find humans as interesting as other animals.” So the neuroscientist and behavioral biologist went back to her first love – studying nonhumans. Internationally known for her work on the evolution of the brain and intelligence in dolphins, whales, and primates,…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – Summer 2017

Trump Expected to Pull Out of Paris Climate Deal

Move would be 'a foolish mistake,' say environmentalists

If White House sources are to be trusted, it appears that Donald Trump is all set to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement. The long-expected move by a president who has called global warming a hoax created by the Chinese…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – May 31, 2017

WTO Ruling on Mexican Tuna Fisheries Is a Blow for Dolphins

Conservationists denounce trade body ruling that US “Dolphin Safe” tuna-labeling rules discriminate against Mexico

In a setback for dolphins, the World Trade Organization ruled on Tuesday that the United States’ “Dolphin Safe” tuna-labeling regulations unfairly discriminates against Mexico by restricting its access to US markets and that Mexico can seek $163 million a year in trade…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – April 27, 2017

Strawberries, Spinach Top Dirty Dozen List of Produce Containing Pesticides

Report finds pesticide residues often remain on fruits and vegetables even after they are washed

For the second year in a row, strawberries topped the “Dirty Dozen” list of pesticide-contaminated produce that the Environmental Working Group complies every year. Spinach was a close second on the list of fruits and vegetables to avoid released by EWG last…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – March 9, 2017

Built-in Peril

Miranda Brandon

Miranda BrandonMourning DoveClick or tap any of these images to view all of them as a slideshow In 2013, while volunteering with Audubon Minnesota’s Project BirdSafe – which monitors bird deaths due to window strikes – Miranda Brandon collected dozens of dead birds from the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The painful experience inspired Brandon, then a Master of Fine Arts student at the University of Minnesota, to create a series…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – Spring 2017

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