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Salmon Wars in the Green Unplugged online festival!

Posted on Sep 24, 2013 | 0 comments

Our film Salmon Wars is in the global film festival Green Unplugged, opening today! To see it, click here: http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11758 Green Unplugged is one of a series of Culture Unplugged festivals that since 2008 have been visited by more than 60 million people from 39,000-odd cities across...

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Salmon Pens and Rural Prosperity

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 | 0 comments

What works in rural Nova Scotia — or anywhere else in North America? And who works? And at what?    It seems clear from various conversations people have had with the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture that the provincial government is traumatized by the issue of rural decline, and is looking for big  employers to take up the...

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Winning the Salmon Wars

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 | 0 comments

A friend writes me to say he's discouraged about the net-pen aquaculture contretemps. I reply: I actually think we're winning. When I wrote my original column in early 2011, it was to comment on the odd fact that this industry, which is so controversial elsewhere, seemed to be sliding along below the radar in NS. Well, that's certainly not true any more....

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David Korten, Elizabeth May and the Salmon Wars documentary

Posted on May 23, 2012 | 0 comments

  Two new interviews and an upcoming documentary!   I haven't written a blog post or a Newsletter about The Green Interview for weeks and weeks. There's a reason, and I'll get to that – but in the meantime I want to assure you that production has been rolling right along. We've released new interviews with two inspiring figures: David...

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Alanna Mitchell!

Posted on Mar 10, 2012 | 0 comments

Alanna Mitchell, our newest Green Interview, has been called “the best environmental journalist in the world” — and by The World Conservation Union and the Reuters Foundation, no less. Her latest book is Sea Sick: The Hidden Crisis in the Global Ocean, a passionate investigation of the health of the ocean. As she points out, despite the different...

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Alexandra Morton and the Sacredness of Salmon

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 | 0 comments

Alexandra Morton! Alexandra Morton is the founder of the Raincoast Research Society, a passionate advocate for the marine life of the Pacific coast – and a constant thorn in the side of governments and irresponsible aquaculture corporations. A trained biologist who went to the remote Broughton archipelago to study the communications of killer whales, she was...

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