The Disaffected Lib: We Need New Ways of Pricing Natural Capital

A case in point.  This summer’s B.C. spot prawn season got derailed – by Asia.  Delicious local prawns that usually would go for 8-9 dollars a pound were suddenly demanding prices of 38-39 dollars a pound, head on, in Vancouver. What happened?  Apparently Asia’s (China’s) shrimp/prawn stocks succumbed to some sort of environmental disorder.  Asian ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Say sayonara to seafood – the oceans are no longer safe to eat from in the wake of Fukushima

It looks like sushi time is over – seafood is no longer safe to eat after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Fukushima continues to dump 300-400 tons of radioactive contaminated water into the Pacific every hour. Japanese experts estimate Fukushima’s fallout at 20-30 times as high as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings in 1945. Polar ...