Raw footage: Activists Occupy Bullfight Arena
by Donny Moss / Their Turn
On August 25th, it was reported that police and bullfight fans attacked protesters in Southwestern France after they entered the arena in an attempt to stop or delay the bullfight. Here is raw footage of the brave activists occupying the arena and then being dragged, attacked and pepper-sprayed by the police.
One day, this footage will be in a Museum of Animal…
Green Mountain EF! Serves “People’s Eminent Domain Notice” to CEO’s Home
(Hinesburg, Vt.) -Opponents of the fracked gas pipeline temporarily seized Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) CEO Don Gilbert’s 251 Sherman Hollow Road property in Hinesburg on Friday evening through what they called “the people’s eminent domain.” They projected Gas Landsa documentary about the dangers of fracking onto the side of Gilbert’s…
Hackers Launch All-Out Assault on Norway’s Oil and Gas Industry
by Michael Byrne / Motherboard
In what’s being billed as the largest ever coordinated cyberattack in Norway, hackers have targeted some 300 different firms within the country’s oil and energy industries. The attacks were revealed last week by the Nasjonal Sikkerhetsmyndighet (National Security Authority Norway), which had been tipped off to the attacks by “international contacts.”
The NSM cited…
Nine Years After Katrina, Coastal Restoration Plans Remain Distant Dream for New Orleans
by Julie Dermansky / DeSmog Blog
The scars of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans that remain nine years later are a reminder of the city’s vulnerability to rising tides and storm surges. Both Katrina and Rita, a hurricane that followed just weeks later, washed away miles of coastal marshland, the state’s first line of defense from storms.
The landscape in Plaquemines Parish’s Braithwaite…
Fourteen Arrested Protesting Faroe Island Pilot Whale Hunt
by Agence France-Presse / Raw Story
Faroe islands pilot whale slaughter. Photo: Stop The Grind
Fourteen animal rights activists have been detained on the Faroe island of Sandoy in the North Atlantic while trying to stop a controversial dolphin hunt, their organisation said Sunday.
The activists were detained Saturday when attempting to save a pod of 33 pilot whales, members of the dolphin family,…
Pennsylvania Finally Reveals Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water Hundreds Of Times
by Katie Valentine / ThinkProgress
As the AP reports, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection posted details about the contamination cases online on Thursday. The cases occurred in 22 counties, with Susquehanna, Tioga, Lycoming, and Bradford…
Heavy Metal Songs: Contaminated Songbirds Sing the Wrong Tunes
by Helen Fields and Alanna Mitchell / Environmental Health News
WAYNESBORO, Va. – Standing in the woods along the South River, Kelly Hallinger held the microphone up to capture the cacophony of songs, one at a time: the urgent, effervescent voice of the house wren, the teakettle whistle of the Carolina wren and the sharp, shrill notes of the song sparrow.
It was the summer after her freshman year…
Bureau of Reclamation Releases Additional flows to Avert Klamath River Fish Kill!
by Dan Bacher / Intercontinental Cry
After a big protest by the Yurok, Karuk and Hoopa Valley Tribes and their supporters at the Bureau of Reclamation offices in Sacramento on August 19, Reclamation announced on Friday, August 22, that it would release additional water from Trinity Reservoir to supplement flows in the lower Klamath River to help protect the returning run of adult Chinook salmon…
“Defenders” of Wildlife Supports Wolf Hunting!
Yet another sell-out group, sleeping with the enemy. Is this what they’re doing with all the donations they keep begging for? Unbelievable!
Should wolves be hunted? Suzanne Stone
Defenders of Wildlife is not opposed to hunting of wolves. We represent hunters as well as other conservationists and animal rights people. We have…
Massive Half-Mile-Long Crack Appears in Ground in Northern Mexico
by David Manthos / EcoWatch
Last week a video emerged of a giant fissure in the Northern Mexican desert, 3,300 feet long and up to 25 feet deep. Speculation centered at first around an earthquake, but the region is not known for seismic activity. I personally checked out the U.S. Geological Survey earthquake data because the Buena…