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  • Kill scientists, says animal rights chief

    07/25/2004 7:18:23 AM PDT · by beef · 18 replies · 611+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | July 25, 2004 | Jamie Doward
    A top adviser to Britain's two most powerful animal rights protest groups caused outrage last night by claiming that the assassination of scientists working in biomedical research would save millions of animals' lives. To the fury of groups working with animals, Jerry Vlasak, a trauma surgeon and prominent figure in the anti-vivisection movement, told The Observer: 'I think violence is part of the struggle against oppression. If something bad happens to these people [animal researchers], it will discourage others. It is inevitable that violence will be used in the struggle and that it will be effective.' Vlasak, who likens animal...
  • Width of buffers cause for concern

    08/25/2003 8:35:35 AM PDT · by farmfriend · 16 replies · 247+ views
    Capital Press Agriculture Weekly ^ | August 22, 2003 | COOKSON BEECHER
    Width of buffers cause for concern By COOKSON BEECHER Washington State Staff Writer Northwest farmers are nervously waiting to hear just how wide no-spray buffer zones will need to be along fish-sensitive waterways as a result of a recent federal court order aimed at protecting salmon and steelhead from pesticides. Industry representatives say the mandated no-spray buffer zones, whose widths could range from 60 to 300 feet along hundreds of miles of waterways in California, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, have the potential to cost vegetable and fruit growers millions of dollars each year. The likelihood of mandated buffers arose last...
  • Greenpeace ship headed to Juneau, denied dock space

    08/25/2003 8:23:46 AM PDT · by farmfriend · 54 replies · 371+ views
    Greenpeace ship headed to Juneau, denied dock space By TIMOTHY INKLEBARGER JUNEAU EMPIRE © 2003 Representatives of the environmental advocacy group Greenpeace will stop in Juneau today as part of a public relations campaign against logging in the Tongass and Chugach National Forests. But the M/V Esperanza (Spanish for hope), a Greenpeace ship, will not be allowed to dock at Goldbelt's Seadrome Marina, as earlier planned. Greenpeace representatives are traveling through Southeast on the "Endangered Forests, Endangered Freedoms" tour to document and raise awareness about the impacts of logging. The campaign also focuses on efforts by the Bush Administration to...
  • Mark Paul: Enviros who back gridlock, loss of habitat

    08/24/2003 11:50:18 PM PDT · by farmfriend · 8 replies · 190+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 24, 2003 | Mark Paul
    <p>A developer, answering a request from a public agency, proposes to build a 119-unit residential building. Forty-eight of the units are to be affordable to low-and very-low-income persons. The project is a block from a light-rail station, and within a few minutes' walk of 100,000 jobs. It's in a neighborhood that's been environmentally studied and zoned for precisely this kind of infill residential development. Infill, transit-oriented, affordable: the project is a smart growth dream.</p>
  • Denmark's Ministry of Truth

    01/16/2003 1:51:11 PM PST · by StopGlobalWhining · 8 replies · 288+ views
    TechCentralStation::Europe ^ | January 10, 2003 | by James K. Glassman
    In "1984," George Orwell's frightening novel set in a totalitarian state, the hero, Winston Smith, worked in "Recdep," the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth. His job was to correct "mistakes" in past newspaper articles. Denmark has its own Recdep. It is called, in perfect Orwellian syntax, the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty, an organization described in the U.S. press as similar to our National Academy of Sciences. (But for all the National Academy's faults, it is no propaganda ministry like this one.) For the past year, the Danish Recdep has investigated three complaints against a countryman, a statistician...
  • Eco-Terrorists Tourch SUVs

    01/04/2003 6:39:45 PM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 18 replies · 306+ views
    Associated Press | 01/04/03 15:10 EST | Todd Spangler
    Eco-Terrorists Tourch SUVs By Todd Spangler, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (Jan. 4) - In the latest in a string of vandalism carried out in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, members of the radical environmental group are claiming responsibility for a fire at a Pennsylvania auto dealership. A posting on the group's Web site said the ``attack'' targeted SUVs in a fight ``to remove the profit motive from the killing of the natural environment.'' Jugs of gasoline were set ablaze under three vehicles, engulfing them and a nearby car in flames Wednesday at a dealership in Girard, about 110 miles...
  • Poverty today is truly miraculous

    09/02/2002 7:02:30 PM PDT · by Kermit · 34 replies · 778+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1 Sept 2002 | Leon Louw
    Poverty today is truly miraculousBy Leon Louw(Filed: 01/09/2002) Mud oozed between the village woman's toes, as she made her way between the shanty houses. Not plain mud, but mud containing rotting garbage, human and animal faeces, urine, and years of decaying vegetation. She milked an emaciated cow.The stench in this small village in north India was appalling. A gaunt man vomited from the window of a dilapidated bus. Children sat in wet dung and urine making dung pats to dry for fuel; a man rummaged in a garbage heap, like the pig and goat nearby, for whatever might be edible.This...
  • California:State's acquisition saves 25,000 acres of redwoods

    06/06/2002 10:40:41 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies · 442+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Thu, Jun. 06, 2002 | Don Thompson ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>SACRAMENTO - California has acquired 25,000 acres along its far northwest coast that will be joined with other public lands to form the largest contiguous redwood forest to be safeguarded in the state.</p> <p>The Mill Creek watershed, purchased for $60 million, will link the redwood groves of the Jedediah Smith and Del Norte Coast Redwood state parks and connect inland and coastal habitats. It also borders on parts of the Smith River National Recreation area and Redwood National Park, more than 6 million acres of protected public land in all.</p>

    03/23/2002 9:40:33 AM PST · by forest · 6 replies · 233+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #265 ^ | 2-24-02 | Doug Fiedor
    What do wolves, bears, red-legged frogs, whip-snakes, fairy shrimp, spotted owls, the California gnatcatchers, chinook, chum, coho, sockeye and steelhead, all have in common? Their well-being is protected by a religion funded by taxpayers. Think not? In 1994, Roger Kennedy, director of the National Park Service, declared that "wilderness is a religious concept" that should be a "part of our religious life." Many environmentalists have now adopted religious themes -- Judeo-Christian and animist -- including humanity's guilt and the need for salvation. For example: Environmentalism would only succeed when it had a religious foundation, wrote Lynn White in a 1967...