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Pentagon Announces Nearly a Billion Dollars in Weapons Contracts

Pentagon Announces Nearly a Billion Dollars in Weapons Contracts

By: John Vibes, True Activist. This week, the Department of Defense in the United States announced that they would be spending at least a billion dollars, in the coming years, on projects with some of the world’s largest weapons contractors. The contracts were announced in two separate press releases, with one coming on Monday night, […]

New species of metal-munching plant found in Philippines

New species of metal-munching plant found in Philippines

Scientists in the Philippines have discovered a plant that can absorb large amounts of metal without itself being poisoned, a species called the Rinorea niccolifera, that can be used to clean up polluted soils and harvest commercially viable metals. The plant is one of only 450 species, known as hyperaccumulator plants, of 300,000 known vascular […]

Hunting ban: rich tourists welcome, tribal people starve

Hunting ban: rich tourists welcome, tribal people starve

By: Sophie McAdam, True Activist. It may sound like an April fool´s joke, but sadly Botswana´s treatment of its indigenous Bushmen is no laughing matter. The African state recently passed a law banning hunting- unless you are a wealthy foreigner looking for a trophy kill. President Khama´s blanket prohibition on subsistence hunting has devastated the […]

Australia wins whaling case against Japan

Australia wins whaling case against Japan

Today is a big day for activists around the world celebrating the lawsuit that will end the so called “scientific whaling” in Japan. AUSTRALIA has won an international lawsuit against Japan’s Southern Ocean whaling program and the International Court of Justice has ordered Tokyo to cease the killing immediately. Although this does not mean that […]

India Declares Dolphins “Non-Human Persons”

India Declares Dolphins “Non-Human Persons”

By: Jason Scott Hackman, dailykos.com. India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests has decided to forbid the keeping of captive dolphins for public entertainment anywhere in the country. In a policy statement released Friday, the ministry advised state governments to reject any proposal to establish a dolphinarium “by any person / persons, organizations, government agencies, private or […]

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