Friday, July 25, 2008

life, liberty, and the pursuit of...

over just a few years, the coal industry has blown up 470 mountains in Appalachia. thousands of blasts each day flatten the landscape, removing what the industry terms 'overburden'. rubble is then dumped into valleys - 7000 so far - contaminating forest and rivers. and this is in an area people can see the damage...
Daniel Boone Parkway has been renamed after a coal magnate.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

in the blink of an eye

March 2008, Canada with much restraint set its annual seal cull quota to 275.000.
in a further oh so humane move, they told the men with clubs that they were required to make sure the animals were dead before skinning them. as long as the seal blinked, it was still alive..