Jul 25, 2016

Japan takes 115 whales in northwest Pacific hunt

Japanese whalers have concluded their annual northwestern Pacific hunt, killing 90 sei whales and 25 Bryde’s whales, the Fisheries Agency said Monday. The numbers taken for what the government says is scientific research, but which many critics say is cover for commercial whaling, was ...

China scores diplomatic victory, avoids criticism from ASEAN

Jul 25, 2016

China scores diplomatic victory, avoids criticism from ASEAN

Southeast Asian nations overcame days of deadlock Monday when the Philippines dropped a request for their joint statement to mention a landmark legal ruling on the South China Sea, officials said, after objections from Cambodia. Beijing publicly thanked Cambodia for supporting its stance on ...

Federal appeals court rejects Navy sonar-use rules

Jul 16, 2016

Federal appeals court rejects Navy sonar-use rules

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the U.S. Navy was wrongly allowed to use sonar that could harm whales and other marine life. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision upholding approval granted in 2012 for the navy ...