Hundreds of dolphins are killed in a remote Japanese bay during hunting season. The town argues it is an important tradition, but conservationists maintain the bloody practice is inhumane
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Sunday 13 February 2011
Thursday 20 January 2011
Waiting for the Tube on Monday morning, I met a friend I hadn't seen for a while. He was a successful barrister last time I saw him. How was the advocacy business? "It's fine," he replied, "but I'm spending most of this week at the House of Lords, staying up all night dealing in minute bits of legislation." Indeed, I said (adopting a grave expression), I respect your commitment to helping the Upper House pass vital bills...
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Laid bare, the remains of a beast that captivated a nation one dark winter.
Sunday 16 January 2011
Tuesday 11 January 2011
A whaling organisation sponsored by Japan releases footage of Sea Shepherd activists apparently throwing flares and smoke bombs at a ship.
Saturday 01 January 2011
Japanese whalers shot water cannons at anti-whaling activists today, the conservationist group's founder claimed, hours after the activists tracked down the hunting fleet in the remote and icy seas off Antarctica.
Thursday 16 December 2010
Saturday 20 November 2010
1. There she blows: Whale-watching
It's a heart-stopping moment: a distant spout breaks the horizon and your boat changes course. In the blink of an eye the vast, apparently empty ocean has come alive.
Saturday 13 November 2010
Wednesday 10 November 2010
An increase in the number of whales with sunburnt skin has been documented by scientists after they took photographs and tissue samples of the animals.
Saturday 16 October 2010
Squeaky bum time for...
If ever you doubted the magnitude of the achievement that is sailing around the world with little but waves, whales and a webcam for company, check out these stats: 700 people have reached Everest's summit, 518 have ventured into space, but fewer than 180 have circumnavigated the world solo.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
A humpback whale has travelled the longest distance recorded for any mammal, swimming across nearly a quarter of the globe between two breeding grounds.
Friday 08 October 2010
It was one of the most dramatic moments in the annual hostilities between the Japanese whaling fleet and members of the militant conservation group Sea Shepherd: the ramming of a protest boat, which sank in the icy waters of the Antarctic.
Wednesday 06 October 2010
There is a meeting on the fringe of the conference this morning which is fated to be sparsely attended, and not just because it is at 8am. It will be gathering of Conservatives Against Fox Hunting. Yes, that word is "against".
Friday 01 October 2010
Deep under Corsham Court – an elegant 17th-century pile in Wiltshire – the artist Angela Cockayne has made a remarkable discovery. In its cellars is a long-lost cabinet of curiosities: bones, minerals and fossils potent with the spirit of their 18th- and 19th-century collectors, some still toxic with the arsenic used to preserve them.
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