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Sea Shepherd Catches Japanese Whaling Fleet With Dead Minkes Inside Ocean Sanctuary

Conservation group urges Australia to take action, monitor Japan's "scientific research"

The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd says it located a Japanese whaling fleet inside the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary on Sunday and has recorded evidence that the fleet has already slaughtered at least four whales. The group is now urging Australia to take…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – January 6, 2014

Hawai‘i Citizens Brave Stormy Weather to March Against Big Biotech

Rally and non-GMO potluck celebrate recent successes, look ahead to further battles

Slashing rain, rolling thunder, lightning flashes — the island of O‘ahu woke Sunday morning to a severe storm advisory and warnings of flash floods. But the crummy weather that kept most people away from the beaches didn’t deter a spirited crowd of…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – December 16, 2013

In Unexpected Move, Big Island Mayor Approves Bill Restricting GMO Crops

Bill 113 blocks biotech companies from setting up shop on Hawai‘i’s largest island

In a move that took many anti-GMO activists by surprise yesterday, Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi signed a bill banning biotech companies and farmers from growing any new genetically altered crop on Big Island. Photo courtesy Hawai'i CountyIn a letter explaining his…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – December 6, 2013

Anti GE Tree Activists Kicked Off Florida University Campus, Spied on by FBI

Colleges and universities offer little room for informed discourse on plant biotech

A few months ago, while reporting an article about genetically engineered trees for Earth Island Journal’s Autumn issue (read the story here), I had a mighty hard time locating plant biologists or genetic engineers at academic institutions who were willing to talk…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – December 2, 2013

Kauai Council Finally Overrides Mayor’s Veto of GMO Regulatory Bill

Agri-biotech companies will now have to disclose pesticide use details and GMO field locations on island

After a tense, two-day delay, the Kauai County Council finally voted 5-2 on Saturday to override Mayor Bernard Carvalho’s veto of a bill that seeks to regulate the biotech industry on the Hawai‘ian island. A tumultuous month after the council initially approved…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – November 18, 2013

Kauai Council Votes Today to Save GMO Regulation Bill

Hawai’ian island has become latest battleground in fight over genetic modification

Lawmakers in Kauai today will decide the fate of a hotly debated bill that would require agri-biotech companies to disclose details about the pesticides they are using as well as the genetically modified crops they are growing on the Hawai‘ian island. Photo…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – November 14, 2013

Dramatic Footage of Russian forces storming Arctic Sunrise

Greenpeace video shows 'Arctic 30' being arrested after activists’ attempt to board Gazprom oil rig

The scene could have been from a fast-paced action flick — a helicopter hovers over a ship out at sea, a rope is flung down to the deck, masked gunmen drop down...  Except, the gun-battle or violent action sequence that should have…
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by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – November 8, 2013

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