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Japanese Whalers Making Big Money on Illegal Whale Meat

The BP oil spill may have killed a baby whale, but there are much bigger problems for endangered whales around the world. Japanese, Norwegian and Icelandic whalers have been whaling unsustainably and illegally for years despite an international moratorium on whaling. Rather than address this problem with stronger laws and enforcement, the International Whaling Commission […]

July 6th

Endangered Whale Massacre on the Horizon?

Here is some very surprising and disappointing news. The Chair of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) announced a proposal this week that would endorse the killing of whales, including some endangered species. The proposal would also allow the killing of whales in their number one feeding ground — the Southern Ocean. This would reverse a […]

April 27th

Norwegian Fjords Top National Geo's Sustainable Destination List Again

National Geographic’s Traveler magazine has rated 133 travel destinations for sustainability. In the sixth annual survey, 437 panelists evaluated tourism spots around the globe taking into consideration “a mix of what local governments, residents, and businesses can control—pollution, cultural quality and authenticity, tourism management—and what they can’t, such as natural disasters and global economic meltdowns”.  […]

November 18th