Britain backs scheme for ‘managed slaughter’ of whales

Britain is to change policy to back a scheme allowing commercial whaling to resume. The Government, which led the move to introduce an international ban on killing whales, is to allow “managed” slaughter of populations of minke and humpback whales. Its policy shift, to be announced at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) conference in London […]

Britain backs scheme for ‘managed slaughter’ of whales

Britain is to change policy to back a scheme allowing commercial whaling to resume. The Government, which led the move to introduce an international ban on killing whales, is to allow “managed” slaughter of populations of minke and humpback whales. Its policy shift, to be announced at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) conference in London […]

Whales’ deaths to be probed

The heads of two beaked whales were on their way to the Woods Hole marine institution in Massachusetts Monday for high-tech MRI examination. Researchers want to know what caused the marine mammals to run aground north of Vero Beach on Sunday. There was early speculation that Navy “shock testing” — underwater explosions — conducted earlier […]

Whales’ deaths to be probed

The heads of two beaked whales were on their way to the Woods Hole marine institution in Massachusetts Monday for high-tech MRI examination. Researchers want to know what caused the marine mammals to run aground north of Vero Beach on Sunday. There was early speculation that Navy “shock testing” — underwater explosions — conducted earlier […]

The Lake that is Dying

Homero Aridjis is Mexico’s most renowned contemporary poet and environmental activist, founder of the Grupo de los Cien (Group of 100). His efforts are responsible for saving the country’s sea turtles, monarch butterflies, and rainforest from destruction. Homero also led the successful fight to preserve the gray whale habitat at Baja’s San Ignacio Lagoon, from […]