The Latest: Crews following whales after Georgia strandings

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to keep a group of pilot whales from beaching themselves in Georgia (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Crews are keepi...

Dozens of pilot whales beach themselves on Georgia shore

ST. SIMONS, Ga. (AP) — Dozens of pilot whales beached themselves on a Georgia shore and most were rescued by authorities and onlookers who pulled the animals further into the water. ...

Canada announces new protections for rare right whales

The Canadian government is announcing new protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales following a string of deaths and entanglements involving the marine mammals. Six of t...

Russia's whale release plan called success despite criticism

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say a plan to put nearly 100 illegally captured whales back in open water has been successful so far, but environmentalists claim it was poorly planned. ...

Whale meat fetches 'celebration prices' after Japanese hunt

TOKYO (AP) — Chunks of meat from the first whales caught since Japan resumed commercial whaling this week have fetched "celebration prices" at auction. The meat sold Thursday for up ...

Scientists sound alarm after 6 rare whale deaths in a month

Scientists, government officials and conservationists are calling for a swift response to protect North Atlantic right whales after a half-dozen died in the past month. All six of th...

Japan resumes commercial whaling, seen as face-saving end

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has resumed commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal of traditionalists that is seen as a largely lost cause. Whaling boats embarked Monday on their...

Japan resumes commercial whaling, seen as face-saving end

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is resuming commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal seen as a largely lost cause. Whaling boats embarked Monday on their first commercial ...

Melted Alaska sea ice alarms coast residents, scientists

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sea ice along northern Alaska disappeared far earlier than normal this spring, alarming coastal residents who rely on wildlife and fish. Ice melted as a resu...

Baby lobster numbers spell trouble for shellfish population

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Baby lobsters are continuing to appear in high numbers off some parts of Canada while tailing off in New England, raising questions about what the valuable shellfish's populatio...

Groups remove 40 tons of fishing nets from Pacific Ocean

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmentalists cleaning up plastic in the ocean pulled 40 tons (36 metric tons) of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. ...

G20 leaders urged to put pressure on Japan over resumed commercial whaling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Animal rights activists and conservationists around the globe are urging global leaders at the G20 summit in Osaka to take action to stop Japan from resuming commercial wh...

Changes to lobster fishery to help whales might arrive 2021

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Changes to the Maine lobster fishery designed to help a critically endangered species of whale might arrive in 2021 after a lengthy rulemaking process. A team ...

Greece inks undersea gas deals despite environmental warning

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Financially-struggling Greece has signed contracts for offshore gas exploration in large tracts of the Mediterranean, despite warnings from leading environmental groups that the ...

Mother sperm whale and baby dead in fishing net off Italy

MILAN (AP) — A mother sperm whale and its baby have died after becoming tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Italy's western coast, an Italian environmental group has reported. ...