28 Jul '14, 7pm

U.S. Declares Iceland in Defiance of Global Trade Ban on Whale Products. #StopIcelandicWhaling

WASHINGTON ( 6 February 2014) – Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell issued a formal declaration that Iceland is undermining the effectiveness of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora’s (CITES) and its prohibition on international commercial trade in whale products. Conservation and animal welfare groups commend Jewell’s declaration and urge President Obama to act with urgency. On the 12th of December 2013, Iceland’s Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture announced that it would allow commercial whaling to continue for at least the next five years. As many as 154 endangered fin whales and 229 minke whales could be killed each year under Iceland’s self-allocated quotas which are set to run from 2014 to 2018. Today’s decision starts a 60-day period for the President to decide whether or not to impose economic measures, including tra...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2014/140206b.asp

Tweets

US asked Iceland stop hunting endangered fin wh...

switchboard.nrdc.org 28 Jul '14, 8pm

Thanks so much for your comments. I'd like to clarify a few points. Yes, Alaska Eskimos hunt bowhead whales for subsistenc...

@Saramasri_ Hi can you add my trade account i w...

afternic.com 27 Jul '14, 8pm

create account log in not sure what a domain is worth? appraise for $25 Appraisals from the industry's most experienced va...

These organic wardrobe basics are now Fair Trade too

These organic wardrobe basics are now Fair Trad...

treehugger.com 28 Jul '14, 8pm

Pact Apparel offers a range of soft basics, from socks to tees in GOTS-certified organic cottons. The company has now also...

6 unexpected products made from hemp

6 unexpected products made from hemp

mnn.com 30 Jul '14, 5pm

Once upon a time, hemp was one of America’s most vital cash crops, a hardy, low-maintenance and incredibly versatile plant...

U.S. State Department Global Passport, Visa Issuing Operations Disrupted

U.S. State Department Global Passport, Visa Iss...

spectrum.ieee.org 28 Jul '14, 2pm

Last week saw an overflowing cornucopia of IT problems, challenges and failures being reported. From these rich pickings, ...

Pact Apparel Launches Fair Trade Certified Line: Pact Apparel, which brand itself as an “ethical and organic a...

Pact Apparel Launches Fair Trade Certified Line...

triplepundit.com 28 Jul '14, 7am

“With Fair Trade USA as our partner, we can follow a standard and credibly say that our products are Certified as Fair Tra...

Ban bee-harming pesticides, MPs say: Environmental Audit Committee also questions role of indust...

Ban bee-harming pesticides, MPs say: Environmen...

businessgreen.com 27 Jul '14, 11pm

The government should accept a ban on pesticides that could harm bees and reconsider whether it is appropriate to allow pe...

Who said beauty was just for girls? #grooming

michellephan.com 28 Jul '14, 5pm

As women, we know that looking and feeling beautiful is an important component in our daily lives. But beauty isn’t only f...

The GP Neo Tourbillon with Three Bridges in @Ro...

robbreport.com 29 Jul '14, 9pm

Initially, the lines and balanced design of the Girard-Perregaux Neo Tourbillon with Three Bridges (www.girard-perregaux.c...

It’s time to update our thinking on trade by William Overholt

It’s time to update our thinking on trade by Wi...

eastasiaforum.org 03 Aug '14, 12pm

Our institutions for governing world trade and our thinking about world trade date back to a simpler era. Without a radica...

The rate of global mean sea level rise has accelerated during the last two centuries: #climate ht…

The rate of global mean sea level rise has acce...

eea.europa.eu 29 Jul '14, 9am

These big differences, even within a particular sea or basin, are due to different physical processes being the dominant c...

U.S. to impose new tariffs on Chinese, Taiwanes...

solarserver.com 28 Jul '14, 5am

In a further escalation of the solar trade war with China, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has imposed yet another l...

Coffee lovers, do you know the difference between direct trade and fair trade?

Coffee lovers, do you know the difference betwe...

treehugger.com 30 Jul '14, 11am

This infographic, created by Chuck Patton of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, hopes to clear up any mysteries between the two st...

Note to All the Pro-Whale Murdering Sea Shepher...

seashepherd.org 26 Jul '14, 6pm

Note to All the Pro-Whale Murdering Sea Shepherd Haters in the Faroe Islands July 7, 2014 Note to All the Pro-Whale Murder...

Taiwan government to intervene in US trade row ...

pv-tech.org 04 Aug '14, 11am

Stocks in Neo Solar Power and other Taiwanese firms fell on the announcement of the preliminary duties. Source: Neo Solar ...