Seoul's rooftop gardens are oases in busy capital

May 29, 2015

Seoul's rooftop gardens are oases in busy capital

From stylish, manicured creations to small vegetable plots, gardens are taking to the rooftops of the South Korean capital of Seoul — bringing dashes of spontaneity and color to the skyline of one of the world’s most densely populated cities. With help from the ...

Ringling Bros. to phase out elephants from circus acts

Mar 6, 2015

Ringling Bros. to phase out elephants from circus acts

by Tamara Lush

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show’s iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision. Executives from Feld Entertainment, Ringling’s ...

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 ...