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DERRAME DE CRUDO EN CANADA

UN DERRAME DE 28.000 BARRILES DE CRUDO

AFECTA A LA PROVINCIA CANADIENSE DE

ALBERTA

De Noticiero/ MSKUn derrame de 28.000 barriles de crudo afecta a la provincia canadiense de Alberta

Uno de los derrames más vastos de petróleo en la historia de Canadá se ha registrado en la provincia de Alberta. Se estima que el vertido puede alcanzar los 28.000 barriles de crudo. (mais…)

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CANADA – SEA SHEPHERD MAKE A NEW CAMPAINGN

Stop the Canadian Seal Slaughter

 

 

Canada’s commercial seal “hunt” is the largest mass slaughter of marine mammals in the world. This year, Canada will allow 270,000 harp seals to be killed.

Canada’s 2006 quota for killing seals: 325,000 for the regular commercial “hunt” and an additional 10,000 harp seal allowance for new aboriginal initiatives, personal use, and Arctic hunts. As usual, the commercial quota was exceeded, resulting in over 330,000 seals being kiilled.

During the previous three years, the government of Canada delivered the death sentence to over one million baby harp seals.

Sea Shepherd continues to oppose this annual obscenity called a “hunt.” It is not a hunt because the sealers simply walk up to the seals (who have no means of escaping or hiding) and bash the seals on the head or shoot them.

Sea Shepherd, known for direct action, has and continues to use other methods to fight to bring the “hunt” to a permanent end. In 2005, Sea Shepherd joined many other organizations in promoting the international boycott of Canadian seafood products as a means to strip the commercial seal “hunt” of all economic value and force it, by financial means, to end. The Boycott of Canadian Seafood targets the very people who slaughter the seals: It is the fishing industry that runs the seal “hunt” which is a make-work project for off-season fisherman.

Sea Shepherd believes the following about the Canadian seal slaughter:

  • The slaughter of seals is incredibly cruel (a post mortem survey has shown that 42% of these babies are skinned alive)
  • It is a threat to the survival of the species (mais…)

AQUECIMENTO GLOBAL

Ilha de gelo se desprende de geleira na Groenlândia

A figura ilustra o processo de desprendimento de uma placa.

Até pouco tempo cientistas pensavam que a antártica estaria imune ao aquecimento. Mas um estudo publicado há um mês na revista “Nature” mostra que o continente está esquentando rapidamente.  Nos últimos 50 anos a região registrou uma elevação média de 0,5 grau Celsius.

Reuters

Uma ilha de gelo com quatro vezes o tamanho de Manhattan se desprendeu de uma das duas principais geleiras da Groenlândia, disseram cientistas nesta sexta-feira. É o maior evento desse tipo no Ártico em quase 50 anos. (mais…)