DOLPHINS GETTING HIGH ON PUFFER FISH

Dolphins ‘getting high’ on puffer fish, zoologist Rob Pilley says News Limited Network December 30, 2013 3:24AM Pass the puffer… Dolphins chew puffer fish to get high on their defence toxins, a zoologist says. Picture: John Downer Productions DOLPHINS’ well-known smarts appear to have led them to drugs. The brainy mammals have been caught on camera chewing on puffer fish that protect themselves by releasing a nerve toxin which, in low doses, appears to have a narcotic effect on the … More…

THE WAR AGAINST NATURE – A MUST READ

The war against nature Listen now Download audio show transcript Sunday 29 December 2013 7:45AM Image: Sumatran Tiger – one of the critically endangered species (Getty/Romeo Gacad) Dr Reese Halter, also known as the Earth Doctor, is an award-winning broadcaster, a conservation biologist, educator and author based in California. He is very passionate about the environment and fighting the extinction of wildlife globally. Today he talks about the destruction of nature, including the illegal harvesting of forests and trafficking of … More…

FUKUSHIMA – RADIATION SPREADING ALL OVER THE WORLD

26 December, 04:44 Echo of Fukushima reaches the US Photo: EPA The Fukushima NPP continues to disturb the general public even almost three years after the accident. New leaks of radioactive water beyond the protective dam took place recently due to heavy rain. People give less and less credence to nuclear experts’ assurances that the sea was not polluted. Meanwhile, the US newspaper The Cape Cod Times reports that toxic leakage from the NPP is approaching the US west coast. … More…

HUNT BREAKS ELECTION PROMISE OVER WHALING MONITORING

Government accused of breaking election promise over Japanese whaling in Southern Ocean Updated 2 minutes ago  ABC NEWS Photo: The A319 will monitor Japanese whaling vessels (Australian Customs Service) Map: Australia The Federal Government has been accused of breaking an election promise by sending a plane instead of a boat to monitor Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean. The Government will send an A319 plane to the Southern Ocean during the whaling season, which begins in January and ends in … More…

DOLPHIN DEATHS IN GULF OF MEXICO- STUDY LINKS BP OIL SPILL

Study links BP oil spill to dolphin deaths US government scientists have for the first time found direct evidence of toxic exposure in the Gulf of Mexico Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent theguardian.com, Thursday 19 December 2013 04.44 AEST Jump to comments (24) A dolphin is seen swimming through an oil sheen from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off East Grand Terre Island, where the Gulf of Mexico meets Barataria Bay, on the Louisiana coast, July 31, 2010. Photograph: Gerald … More…

WWF CANADA SUPPORTS CAPTIVITY OF MARINE MAMMALS

WWF Canada Holiday Card Features Captive Marineland Beluga Sunday, December 15, 2013 This year WWF Canada (World Wildlife Fund) has sent out a holiday card to its supporters featuring a captive beluga whale, outraging anti-captivity advocates. The card, typically accompanied by a request for continued donations to WWF features a photo of Gemini, a captive female beluga at Marineland in Niagara Falls. Gemini was one of several wild belugas originally captured from Russian hunters and imported in 1999 after the … More…

FUKUSHIMA UPDATE – FROM THE USA

FUKUSHIMA CATASTROPHE IS ONGOING.  December 14, 2013 The Fukushima catastrophe and what we can do. The Fukushima catastrophe is worsening, it’s spreading here,(USA) and we must take action. “How serious this accident is? Very, very serious, of course…Still not under control…we’re still in the stage of accident.”–  Dr. Tatsujiro Suzuki, Vice Chairman, Japan Atomic Energy Commission, October 12, 2013. The initial explosions in March 2011 spread radiation worldwide; airborne radiation reached the West Coast in three days.  Monitors show ongoing … More…

FUKUSHIMA – DISASTERS IN PACIFIC OCEAN AND ALASKA

What Is Happening To Alaska? Is Fukushima Responsible For The Mass Animal Deaths?  Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Michael Snyder Activist Post Why are huge numbers of dead birds dropping dead and washing up along the coastlines of Alaska?  It is being reported that many of the carcasses of the dead birds are “broken open and bleeding”.  The photo of some of these dead birds at the top of this article was originally posted by Alaska native David Akeya on Facebook.  … More…