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Tar Sands Protests Mark Kalamazoo Spill Anniversary

WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2012 (ENS) – People across the United States and Canada this week are marking the two-year anniversary of the Kalamazoo River tar sands oil spill with demonstrations, candlelight vigils and news conferences that all deliver a single message – a similar spill could happen anywhere. […]

Paul Watson

On Eluding Extradition

By Captain Paul Watson, founder, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society {Editor’s Note: Paul Watson was arrested in Frankfurt, Germany on May 13, 2012 on a 10-year-old warrant from Costa Rica for […]


Crop-Damaging Drought Will Raise Food Prices: USDA

WASHINGTON, DC, July 25, 2012 (ENS) – Retail food prices are predicted to rise as soon as this fall due to the high temperatures, low rainfall and 70-year record drought across the Midwest that have boosted commodity prices for corn, soybeans and other field crops, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today. […]

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Legal International Elephant Ivory Trade Proposed

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 25, 2012 (ENS) – “We meet at a time when the illegal killing and illegal trade in African elephants and rhinoceros have reached the highest levels in over a decade,” John Scanlon told a gathering of those who govern international trade in protected wildlife on behalf of 175 governments. […]


Greenland’s Extreme July Meltdown

WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2012 (ENS) – Virtually the entire ice sheet covering Greenland – from its coastal edges to its two-mile-thick center – experienced some degree of melting for several days this month, according to an analysis by NASA and university scientists based on measurements from three satellites. […]

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At Risk

Five Die as Vacationers Flee Fires in Spain, Croatia

BARCELONA, Spain, July 24, 2012 (ENS) – Four people have died in two giant wildfires now devastating northeastern Spain’s Catalonia region. Since they blazed up on the weekend, the fires have injured at least 100 people and scorched about 10,000 hectares (38 square miles). […]