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Japan and Australia agree to sidestep conflict over whaling

Aug 4, 2018

Japan and Australia agree to sidestep conflict over whaling

Japan and Australia agreed Friday to make efforts to prevent their whaling dispute from hurting bilateral relations, a government official said. During talks in Singapore, Foreign Minister Taro Kono briefed his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop about Japan's proposal to restructure the International Whaling Commission to ...

Untouched ocean habitats shrinking rapidly, study says

/ Jul 27, 2018

Untouched ocean habitats shrinking rapidly, study says

Shipping, pollution and overfishing have reduced areas of "wilderness" to just 13 percent of the world's oceans, a study showed Friday, warning that untouched marine habitats could completely vanish within half a century. International researchers analyzing the impact of human activity on underwater ecosystems — ...

Jul 6, 2018

Lions eat rhino poachers on South African reserve

At least three suspected poachers who were apparently hunting for rhinos have been mauled to death and eaten by lions on a game reserve in South Africa, the owner said on Thursday. The men entered the Sibuya Game Reserve on the southeast coast armed with ...

Japan adds 41 more species to endangered list

/ May 23, 2018

Japan adds 41 more species to endangered list

The Environment Ministry on Tuesday released its revised endangered list, which now has a total of 3,675 species with the addition of 41. The Mikawa salamander, some 200 of which inhabit a hilly area in the eastern part of Aichi Prefecture, was newly categorized as ...