Two polar bears show their joy at the news an appeal court in America has rejected the US government’s proposal to drill for oil in their backyard.
For polar bears life is a worry. Their habitat, the ice cap of the Arctic is melting. Unless the melt is halted, polar bears will have nowhere to live, threatening their existence. A consortium made up of Defenders of Wildlife, Greenpeace, and Pacific Environment brought a lawsuit against the US government’s plans to drill for oil in federal Arctic waters, offering conclusive evidence that the plan would endanger local communities, animals, and the environment. The consortium won, and the plan has been halted before it starts.
This is a victory for the bears, the local community, and the environment. Well done, but the oil companies will be back and need to be fought.
To read the full article, go to White Wolf Pack, an organisation for the protection of polar bears, wolves, and other threatened species.
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My recent publications
Life in four stories
Four shorts: two about life, love, and death; one a poignant and disturbing memory that dangles a question unanswered; and one a wild fantasy – plus the first chapter of my latest book, Otto and Frankie.
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My latest novel, Otto and Frankie, is about a dying man’s fight against injustice, his wife’s unusual affair, and the love from his long-lost daughter.
Otto and his daughter Frankie could not be more different. He’s rich, an acclaimed author, human rights activist, and lives in England. She lives in New York, just about survives from one pay cheque to the next and hasn’t seen or spoken to her father for twenty years. Dutifully reunited by his impending death, she’s amazed to find him a kind and noble man who, while grappling with his wife’s bizarre affair, champions for the world’s forgotten and dispossessed to his last. After Otto’s death, Frankie’s admiration for her father leads her into a dangerous and life changing pursuit.