I HAVE been a subscriber to the "Scientific American" for over 30 years. It used to be the most useful summary of the most important recent scientific discoveries. I have witnessed its slow and inexorable decline, to an organ of the environmental … [Read more...] about The Scientific American Over 30 Years: Vincent Grey
LAST week the International Whaling Commission (IWC) met on the Portuguese island of Madeira and agreed that climate change is a threat to whales. A decision on the Danish proposal for Greenland to hunt 10 humpback whales a year was postponed. … [Read more...] about Costing a Whale
Scientists fear melting sea ice could one day make killer whales the Hudson Bay's top predator, a startling ecosystem shift and a blow for Inuit populations already reeling from dwindling polar bear numbers. Read more here. … [Read more...] about No! More Killer Whales!
The Japan Whaling Association (JWA) today called on the Australian and New Zealand governments to close their ports to a Dutch vessel committing criminal acts in the Antarctic. The President of the JWA, Mr Keiichi Nakajima, said the Dutch vessel … [Read more...] about Reject ‘Steve Irwin’: Whalers Plea to Australian Government
LAST night in The Southern Ocean, anti-whaling campaigners aboard The Steve Irwin rammed the Kaiko Maru from the starboard rear side. According to the Japanese whalers: The incident occurred when the Kaiko Maru was undertaking a detour in the ice … [Read more...] about ‘Steve Irwin’ Attacks Japanese Whalers
At least 150 whales have died in a mass stranding off Tasmania's west coast, Australian authorities said on Sunday, despite the efforts of rescuers who managed to shepherd a small number back to the ocean. Read more here. … [Read more...] about Pilot Whale Stranding