Read a little. Learn a lot. • Tightly-written news, views and stuff • Follow us on TwitterBe a Facebook FanTumble us!

19 Jun 2010 09:38


World: Japan’s far-right minority doesn’t want you to see this documentary

  • There are millions of Japanese people. There’s around 10,000 far-right nationalists. And they really don’t want you to see “The Cove,” an Oscar-winning film about Japan’s fishing trade, which often is very violent towards dolphins (and notes the amount of mercury in the country’s fish supply). The protests are getting enough attention that the film might not get a showing at all. “Everybody is so scared,” said Tatsuya Mori, a film director and critic of the protests. “The Japanese tend to imagine worst-case scenarios, but we need to remember that they are in fact a very small number of people.” Not a single theater in Japan has been willing to show the film. source

18 May 2010 11:13


World: Holy carp: The UN says oceans could run out of fish in 40 years

  • If the various estimates we have received… come true, then we are in the situation where 40 years down the line we, effectively, are out of fish.
  • United Nations Environment Program leader Pavan Sukhdev • Regarding the possibility of the oceans running out of fish. The UN says that the problem can be prevented if subsidies to fishing fleets are cut, and fish are given safe zones where commercial fishing can’t take place. If not, we hope you like avocado rolls, because there may not be enough fish for your sushi if the UN is right. source