Hunters killed 122 pregnant minke whales

May 31, 2018 by  
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Hunters in Japan recently killed 122 pregnant minke whales  as part of a so-called field survey, the BBC reported . The hunters caught the whales for scientific study — even though in 2014 the United Nations ruled against the country’s “lethal research.” The whale meat collected for research is sold for consumption. Japan’s New Scientific Whale Research Program in the Antarctic Ocean (NEWREP-A) sent a report to the International Whaling Commission for its “third biological field survey.” The hunters caught 333 Antarctic minke whales. 181 were females, and 67 percent of those were pregnant, while 29 percent of the whales were not yet adults. The team caught the animals within 12 weeks before heading back to Japan. Related: A spike in tailless whale sightings worries scientists Humane Society International Senior Program Manager Alexia Wellbelove said in a statement , “The killing of 122 pregnant whales is a shocking statistic and sad indictment on the cruelty of Japan’s whale hunt . It is further demonstration, if needed, of the truly gruesome and unnecessary nature of whaling operations, especially when non-lethal surveys have been shown to be sufficient for scientific needs.” Japan’s whaling program has been subject to controversy over the years; the UN’s International Court of Justice ruled the JARPA II program was illegal in 2014, but the country relaunched its program in 2015, the Humane Society said. The country withdrew its recognition of the UN court “as an arbiter of disputes over whales.” Governments of “Australia, New Zealand, Britain, the U.S. and everywhere else sit on their hands and say this criminal behavior is okay because the Japanese government is funding it,” Bob Brown, former Australian politician and founder of the Bob Brown Foundation , told The Telegraph . “The leaders who are today failing to take action have the blood of these innocent whales on their hands. This is an international disgrace and an environmental crime.” Japan says it follows Article VIII of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling that rules countries can “kill, take and treat whales for purposes of scientific research.” The agreement was signed in 1946. + Humane Society International Australia Via the BBC and The Telegraph Images via National Marine Sanctuaries  and Kobakou

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Take Your Roots to New Heights: 9 Vertical Gardening Inspirations

August 3, 2017 by  
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It used to be that if you lived in a small space like an apartment or a condo, you could simply wash your hands of eco-friendly shenanigans like “composting” and “keeping plants alive.” But then some genius came along and…

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Take Your Roots to New Heights: 9 Vertical Gardening Inspirations

August 3, 2017 by  
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It used to be that if you lived in a small space like an apartment or a condo, you could simply wash your hands of eco-friendly shenanigans like “composting” and “keeping plants alive.” But then some genius came along and…

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Recycling Old Electronics: One Writer’s Journey

March 3, 2017 by  
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Take a minute and think about how much technology you have had throughout your lifetime. Now think about having all of that in your hands at one time. Where did all those pieces go after you were done with them? Just what happens to electronic…

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Is Online Shopping Really Environmentally-Friendly?

July 5, 2016 by  
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Confession: I wasn’t always a fan of online shopping. I felt very strongly that I needed to be there. I needed to touch the fabric, feel the weight of my purchase, be able to hold it in my hands and see it right in front of me. I needed to…

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Sweet On Sustainable Living: Honey On Tap In Your Backyard

June 27, 2016 by  
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Growing your own food is one of the most rewarding sustainable living activities you can take part in. There’s nothing like putting your hands in the soil that will nurture the food that will later nurture your body. Gardening has often been…

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10 climate change-fighting energy apps to tap

June 15, 2016 by  
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These tools put the power to advance renewables in your hands.

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Tech brands tackle supply chains for social, financial wins

June 15, 2016 by  
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With Ford joining as its first automaker, the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition fine tunes a focus on sustainability, human rights.

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Is this sustainability’s man-on-the-moon moment?

June 15, 2016 by  
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The conversation around climate adaptation has gone from “why?” to “how?”

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Easy DIY Project: Nightstand To Play Kitchen

January 12, 2016 by  
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The internet is beautiful. Not only can it instantly supply you with the name of that actor in that movie with the thing, it can connect you with your creative side in order to reduce waste, upcycle already existing items, and get your hands dirty…

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