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Ecoterrorist Served His Time, Finally Admits Doing the Crime

Animal rights activist Rodney Coronado now says he committed 1992 crime

(Newser) - In 1995, Rodney Coronado pleaded guilty to a fiery act of ecoterrorism: breaking into the office of Michigan State University researcher Richard Aulerich, erecting a makeshift firebomb, and obliterating some 32 years of animal research. Except Coronado swore police had the wrong man. Now, 25 years after the Feb. 28,...

Judge Gives Ecoterrorist Reading List for Jail

Including a book by best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell

(Newser) - It's an unusual case, and it resulted in an unusual sentence. Former ecoterrorist and fugitive Rebecca Rubin got sentenced to 5 years in prison for her crimes in the 1990s, reports the Oregonian . The unusual part is that the judge also ordered her to read two books while behind...

Climate Change Killing Pacific Island Nation

Businessweek profiles Kiribati, a desperate, sinking, place

(Newser) - Kiribati in the central Pacific looks like a dream vacation spot. But for its 103,000 citizens, the turquoise water surrounding the nation's 33 islands is ever creeping. Before the end of this century, it will drown most of the 310 square miles of land the I-Kiribati live on,...

Ecoterrorism Suspect Gives Up After Decade on Run

Rebecca Rubin 11th member of 'The Family' to face charges

(Newser) - A Canadian fugitive, said to be one of the targets of the largest ecoterrorism investigation in American history, surrendered to US authorities yesterday morning after a decade on the run, reports the Los Angeles Times . Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 39, faces arson and conspiracy charges related to firebombings in Oregon, Colorado,...

Ecoterrorists Topple Seattle-Area Radio Towers

Earth Liberation Front cites 'harmful radio waves' among reasons for action

(Newser) - A radical group bent on stopping urban sprawl looks to be behind the toppling today of two radio towers northeast of Seattle, the Everett Herald reports. The Earth Liberation Front left a banner behind near the sprawling wreckage of KRKO-AM’s towers—one 349 feet tall—in Snohomish, reading “...

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