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Sea Shepherd Founder Paul Watson Arrested In Germany
2012-05-14 08:33:29

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Founder of the anti-whaling organization Sea Shepherd and star of the Animal Planet show Whale Wars, Paul Watson, was arrested Saturday in Germany for a possible extradition to Costa Rica on charges of violating of ships traffic stemming from a 2002 incident. Several media sources report Watson also faces attempted murder charges linked to the same event. According to the Sea Shepherd website, the incident occurred while Watson was filming the documentary...

2008-08-20 15:00:45

Three films dealing with environmental issues will feature at this month's 31st Hamilton International Film Festival at Rialto over the next week. Sharkwater, by Rob Stewart, features spectacular underwater cinematography and also investigates the trade in shark fins. Garbage Warrior puts its focus on architect Michael Reynolds, who creates homes from beer cans, bottles and car tyres, while the third film, Up the Yangtze, observes life on China's most famous river. Visit www.nzff.co.nz for...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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