Farmed 'Kindai Tuna' output to triple, says Kinki University

Nov 27, 2014

Farmed 'Kindai Tuna' output to triple, says Kinki University

Kinki University, also known as Kindai, expects shipments of bluefin tuna farmed with its new technique to triple by 2020. The school in Osaka Prefecture has developed a way to raise bluefin tuna from eggs to maturity. The meat has been dubbed “Kindai tuna.” ...

Oct 9, 2014

International tuna body OKs bigger catches for Atlantic bluefin

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas has compiled a report saying that the annual bluefin tuna catch quota in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean can be raised by about 10,000 tons over the current 13,400 tons, it was learned Thursday. ...

Sep 21, 2014

Energy-saving efforts wane as blackout fears ebb: survey

The public is less willing to save electricity to protect the environment than it was two years ago because fears of power shortages are apparently receding, a government survey says. The Fukushima nuclear disaster precipitated the use of rolling blackouts and other widespread conservation ...

Pompeii: Dead city lives in ruins, imagination

Aug 30, 2014

Pompeii: Dead city lives in ruins, imagination

by Michelle Locke

Pompeii is the city of the long goodbye. In A.D. 62, a major earthquake toppled buildings, causing severe damage, harbinger of what was to come. Seventeen years later, in A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying Pompeii in a swift and terrible destruction. Today, Pompeii ...

Rakuten bans whale meat

Apr 3, 2014

Rakuten bans whale meat

Rakuten notifies sellers it will halt all sales of whale and dolphin meat at the end of the month, after a scathing report by the U.K.-based Environmental Investigation Agency.

Okapi, Flufftail face extinction: Red List

Dec 7, 2013

Okapi, Flufftail face extinction: Red List

The giraffelike Okapi and the White-winged Flufftail, one of Africa’s rarest birds, are on the verge of extinction, conservation body the IUCN warned recently. In an update to its Red List of threatened species, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said the ...

Curbs eyed for young Pacific bluefin tuna catch

Nov 19, 2013

Curbs eyed for young Pacific bluefin tuna catch

International regulations on fishing for bluefin tuna in the Pacific will be made tighter next year in the face of sharp declines in stocks of the fish, which is highly prized for sushi. In a report released in July, international researchers estimated the ocean’s ...