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Death Photo Kerfuffle Handled the Right Way by Gates and AP

In a teaser for an article this morning, Politico declares that Defense Secretary Robert Gates “says the AP’s transmission of a photograph showing a mortally wounded Marine is out of line.” That teaser upset me; I don’t believe it is the job of a government to declare photographs “in line” or “out of line,” and [...]

Alaskan Sea Links

Perhaps I’ll go on an expedition to the Bering Sea in order to photograph ribbon seals myself. In the meantime, before I an hire a boat, I wanted to provide interested readers with a couple of related links to organizations I found that are working on protecting marine life around Alaska. [...]

Save The Sawfish Video Podcast

The convergence of human and animal issues that takes place around the sawfish is just one example of how activism in one area can have an impact in many ways. Engage in a boycott of the Hilton hotel brands listed below, all connected to the company that decided to build the Bimini Bay Resort ecoblemish, and you’ll be taking action on environmental issues, local community issues, and issues of corporate accountability. [...]

Save the Sawfish

The Bimini Bay Resort and Casino isn’t just bad for the sawfish, and the other marine life of Bimini. It’s a profoundly idiotic project on a human level as well. Bimini is an extremely low-lying island, and with the protective mangroves gone, the Bimini Bay Resort and Casino could be swept away by the first significant hurricane to come along. Sea level rise with global warming will also threaten the development before long. Send a message that you will not tolerate corporations that profit from the destruction of marine ecosystems. Do not stay at any hotel connected to the above Hilton hotel brands. [...]