Mountain gorilla populations slowly rebounding

World / Science & Health Nov 15, 2018

Mountain gorilla populations slowly rebounding

There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say. After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature updated mountain gorillas' status from "critically endangered" to "endangered," a more promising, ...

Business Nov 10, 2018

Nations set to decide fate of depleted bigeye tuna

Dozens of nations will convene in the coming week to decide the fate of one of the planet's most valuable fish: the bigeye tuna, backbone of a billion-dollar business that is severely overfished. Scientists shocked many in the industry last month when they warned that ...

World / Science & Health Oct 5, 2018

Scientists urge global doomsday vault for 'good' germs

As the world's microbial diversity is decimated by antibiotics, processed food, filtered water and other wonders of modern life, researchers are proposing the creation of a global microbiota vault to protect the long-term health of humanity. Human microbiota, a community of trillions of microorganisms that ...

Japan to continue push for resumption of commercial whaling

National Sep 28, 2018

Japan to continue push for resumption of commercial whaling

A senior Japanese whaling negotiator said Thursday that Tokyo will continue to push for a resumption of commercial whaling despite the recent defeat of its proposal on the matter by the International Whaling Commission. Fisheries negotiator Hideki Moronuki said the IWC should represent both conservation ...