Whale Wars: Japan Whaling Fleet Obstructed By Sea Shepherd Activists
Tokyo, Japan - Jan 5, 2012 19:19 EST
Japan's fisheries agency reported today that Sea Shepherd activists have interrupted the hunt for whales for the first time this season.
The text of Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research press release follows:
On 4 January the Yushin Maru No. 3...
Pollutants In Aquifers May Threaten Future Of Mexico's Fast-Growing 'Riviera Maya'
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo - Feb 6, 2011 16:35 EST
Pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, shampoo, toothpaste, pesticides, chemical run-off from highways and many other pollutants infiltrate the giant aquifer under Mexico's "Riviera Maya," research shows.
The wastes contaminate a vast labyrinth of water-filled caves under the popular tourist destination on the Yucatan...
Scientists: One Shot And Fish Forget Their Fears
Hiroshima, Japan - Mar 23, 2010 20:39 EST
Imagine if your fear of spiders, heights or flying could be cured with a simple injection. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal, Behavioral and Brain Functions suggests that one day this could be a reality.
The cerebellum, an...
Japan: Flagless Sea Shepherd Vessel Attacks With Illegal Laser Weapon
Tokyo, Japan - Feb 22, 2010 22:15 EST
Japanese research whalers in the Antarctic claim they have come under attack from an illegal laser weapon aboard the flagless Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel Bob Barker.
The text of Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research press release from the incident...
Japanese Whalers: Sea Shepherd Engages In Repeated 'Desperado' Attacks
Tokyo, Japan - Feb 18, 2010 19:07 EST
Japanese research whalers in the Antarctic have come under repeated attacks by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society over the last two days. The Japanese researchers said the activists approached the Nisshin Maru and repeatedly shot acid and paint projectiles....
Alibaba, World's Largest B2B Site, Bans Sale Of Ivory, Sea Turtle And Shark Fin
Beijing, China - Sep 17, 2009 15:07 EST
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) announced today that Alibaba (www.taobo.com.cn), the world's largest business-to-business and outsource portal site for traders worldwide, has agreed to ban all online trade in elephant ivory, sea turtle, and shark fin. In addition,...