New York City Bans Use of Styrofoam

January 3, 2014 / No Comments

New York has taken a big leap towards making earth greener, by initiating steps to ban the use of Styrofoam. The New York City Council has drawn applause from the world’s green bodies for having voted unanimously to bring about a ban on the use of the substance. With this decision, New York has become the largest city in the United ...

San Diego Bans Commercial Sale of Pets

July 15, 2013 / No Comments

If you are in San Diego, and have the habit of walking into pet stores to pick one for yourself, you will not be able to do so anymore. For, the San Diego City Council has voted unanimously to ban commercial sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores. Though a majority of people have welcomed the decision, some other ...

Los Angeles City Council Votes in Favor of Plastic Bag Ban

June 27, 2013 / No Comments

Los Angeles has become the largest city in the US to clamp a ban on the use of plastic bags. Toeing the line adopted by San Francisco, Seattle and many other cities worldwide, the Los Angeles City Council also voted 11-1 in favor of the ban. With plastic bags entering landfills, waterways and finally the ocean, the substance has been threatening ...

Dolphin Shows Coming to an End in India

May 22, 2013 / No Comments

We agree it is worth enjoying dolphin performances in the pool. But using dolphins as entertainers will come to a skidding end in India. The India government has decided to ban dolphin shows, a noble move intended to protect the smart creature. Late last week, the Ministry of the Environment and Forests in India issued a statement banning “any person/persons, organizations, government ...

Japan Suspends Whaling in Southern Ocean

March 7, 2013 / No Comments

The Japanese Fisheries Agency has announced the suspension of their whaling activities in Southern ocean as the US-based anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd claimed two of its boats, the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker, were attacked by a Japanese ship in Australian Antarctic waters. Reports say that the attacks occurred after the Sea Shepherds ordered the Japanese fleets to leave ...

Peru Imposes 10-Year Ban on Genetically Engineered Foods

December 4, 2012 / No Comments

Peru has also joined the war against genetically modified organisms worldwide by passing a 10-year ban on genetically modified ingredients within the country. Peru’s government has approved the regulations on the importation, production and use of GMO foods in the country. The law, which aims at preserving Peru’s biodiversity and local farmers, was approved by President Ollanta Humala last year and ...

Haiti Imposes Ban on Plastic Bags

October 1, 2012 / No Comments

You can see plastic and foam food containers everywhere including canals, cluttering streets and the oceans lining the Caribbean nations. With the situation turning more alarming, the Haiti government has announced a ban on the import, manufacture or sale of plastic bags and disposable foam products as of October 1. Most of these products are now imported into Haiti from ...

Bottled Water Sales Banned at Grand Canyon National Park

February 13, 2012 / No Comments

Canned is now banned. Bottled water sales will be prohibited in Grand CanyonNational Parkfrom the first of March. Plastic littering has been a major problem at the Canyon and the ban comes as a measure to mitigate the crisis once and for all. The National Park Service announced that it has approved a plan to eliminate the sale of the bottles ...

Shark Fin Products Banned in Toronto

October 27, 2011 / No Comments

Shark fin products have been banned in Toronto, Canada. Councilors voted 38-4 to make Canada’s largest city a shark fin free zone after a three hour long debate on the topic. Sale and consumption of shark fin soup and other products within the city limits got banned with an effect from September 1, 2012. The objections to the ban were ...

West Hollywood First US City to Ban Fur?

February 8, 2011 / No Comments

Could West Hollywood be the first fur free city in the U.S? Well that is what the residents and animal rights organizations are pushing for. Anand Ramanathan IDA’s CEO prompted the city council of West Hollywood to ban the sale of fur in the city in a rally at Matthew Shepard Human Rights Triangle Park on Friday.