Four nonprofit organizations—Ka Makani Ho‘opono, Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network North America and Surfrider Foundation—represented by Earthjustice and Center for Food Safety, have appealed the lower court decision invalidating Kaua‘i’s pesticide disclosure law, formerly known as Bill 2491 or Ordinance 960.
Imagine meeting a 40-year-old fish that weighs 1,500 pounds and can accelerate faster than a sports car. Bluefin tuna are a top-of-the-food-chain fish and certainly one of the most impressive creatures in the ocean. Bluefin are also one of the most lucrative fish species to catch.
Buyers in the Japanese raw fish (sushi) markets set new records each year for the amount of cash they are willing to pay, and a worldwide fleet of fishers is eager to collect this cash.
(Trip Van Noppen wrote this blog post after marching last week with more than 300,000 others in The People’s Climate March through the streets of New York City.)
For the citizens of the nations represented by the Alliance of Small Island States, climate change is not an abstract threat. They face immediate danger today.
Formally released today at the United Nations Climate Summit, Tackling the Challenge of Climate Change: A Near-Term Actionable Mitigation Agenda was commissioned by the Republic of Nauru, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and written by 30 leading climate and energy experts from around the world.