Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tag: orcas

Could rights of nature laws help save endangered orcas?

In the face of the climate crisis imperiling endangered species, some activists and governments are turning to a radical, rights-based approach to protect nature.

PETA responds to death of ‘Blackfish’ orca

SeaWorld still holds 22 other orcas in captivity at its three facilities in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego.

SeaWorld to open new park – killer whales not included

The company’s Abu Dhabi attraction is set to debut in 2020 and will use virtual reality to depict marine life, not live orcas.

Canada may approve an oil pipeline that threatens the world’s most...

The Trans-Mountain project would almost triple the amount of tar sands oil flowing to a port near Vancouver, British Columbia.

Orca Theatrical Shows and Breeding Banned in California

California has just become the first state to ban orca breeding and orca entertainment shows.

BREAKING: SeaWorld Announces Ends Captive Breading of Killer Whales; Current Generation...

SeaWorld will no longer breed killer whales in captivity and will end their theatrical shows.

Noise Pollution May Be Harming the World’s Most Endangered Killer Whales

A new study shows that the din from large ships matches the frequencies used by Pacific Northwest orcas to find food and communicate with one another.

SeaWorld Agrees to End Killer Whale Shows in San Diego

Blaming public outrage and dwindling attendance, SeaWorld will phase out the signature killer whale shows at its San Diego theme park next year. But why will killer whale shows at its Orlando and San Antonio theme parks continue?

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House passes $740 billion defense bill amid the major struggles of the pandemic

“In the midst of a pandemic—as people across the country struggle to make rent, to pay their bills, to survive a deadly disease—it should be unthinkable.”

U.S. Cold War China policy will isolate the U.S, not China

The U.S. must stop pursuing its counterproductive effort to undermine China, and instead work with all our neighbors on this small planet.

Physicists: 90% chance of human society collapsing within decades

The model developed by the physicists depicts human population growth reaching a maximum level that is undermined by the shrinking of forests, which will not have enough resources left to sustain people.

Bernie groups break free of Dems: New party rising?

The beauty of the foregoing strategy is that it seeks a viable new party through a graduated series of accomplishable, grassroots-based electoral successes.
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Comparing poverty in India and America

But how does this compare to the worst forms of poverty in other countries?