I have only been to one Chinese wedding, which was in Shanghai a few years ago, though I managed to miss the ceremony and only attended the reception. This was held in a Sichuan restaurant, the name of which I have long since forgotten, though after a big of digging it might have been Xinxianghui […]Read more "China: We need to talk about shark’s fin soup"
Sales of shark fins dropped by 50-70% over the past two years, according to a report by WildAid, with an 82% decline in sales reported by shark fin vendors in Guangzhou (the global centre of shark fin trade), as well as a 47% decrease in retail prices, and a 57% drop in wholesale prices. In […]Read more "WildAid: Fin market bottoming out"
The Obama administration has decided to reopen the eastern seaboard of the United States to offshore oil and gas exploration, the Guardian has reported (see full report here). This will entail ‘seismic surveys using sonic cannons that pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean’, through trawling a sonic cannon behind survey ships for up to […]Read more "USA: The heavy price of energy independence"