Oslo Ups Whaling Quota to Two-Decade High of 1,052
Oslo, Norway - Dec 21, 2005 00:00 EST
Norway will step up its whale hunts to the highest in more than two decades in 2006, harpooning 1,052 of the mammals despite an international moratorium, officials said on Wednesday.
The WWF environmental group blasted Oslo as whalers feted the decision,...
Study: Norwegian Whales Sharks Most Toxic Animal in the Arctic
Norwegian Arctic - Dec 12, 2005 00:00 EST
Norwegian killer whales are the most toxic mammals in the Arctic, according to a new study.
The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) has found that killer whales have higher levels of chemicals known as PCBs, pesticides and flame retardants in their blubber.
The Incredible and Never-Ending Ballad of the Polluce Wreck
Genoa, Itay - Nov 28, 2005 00:00 EST
Like every grand tale of shipwreck and lost treasure, the story about the Polluce has it all. A paddlewheel steamboat shipwrecked in 1841, it is the centrepiece of a drama spanning more than one and a half centuries and...