Whaling convention begins with Japan's research hunt on the agenda

Sep 16, 2014

Whaling convention begins with Japan's research hunt on the agenda

The International Whaling Commission opened a four-day convention Monday in Slovenia, with Japan’s plan to continue hunting whales for scientific purposes topping the agenda. During the gathering in Portoroz, whaling countries and anti-whaling countries such as Australia are expected to clash over Tokyo’s attempt ...

Dec 23, 2013

Greenland ice found to hold vast 'aquifer'

A vast store of water equivalent in area to Ireland lies beneath Greenland’s ice sheet, and it may provide answers to one of the big riddles of climate change, scientists reported Sunday. In 2011, U.S. scientists crossed the southern Greenland ice sheet on an ...