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. ...

Study: Lethal plastic trash now common in Greece's whales

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Scientists say a study of whales and dolphins that have washed up dead in Greece over a 20-year period has found alarmingly high levels of plastic trash in the animals' stomachs,...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. US PREPPED RETALIATORY STRIKES ON IRAN FOR DRONE ATTACK A...

Rot in peace: Sites lacking for whale corpses amid die-off

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — So many gray whales are washing up on the U.S. West Coast that the federal agency that deals with the rotting carcasses is running out of places to put them while they decompose....

Russia to release 100 illegally captured whales

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials have launched an operation to release nearly 100 illegally captured whales whose confinement in Russia's far east has become a rallying cry for environmentalists. ...

Climate of guilt: Flying no longer the high road for some

NYKOPING, Sweden (AP) — School's out for summer and Swedish lawyer Pia Bjorstrand, her husband and their two sons are shouldering backpacks, ready to board the first of many trains on a whistle-stop v...

Whales from Chinese sea park starting retirement in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Conservationists and logistics experts in Iceland have celebrated the arrival of two beluga whales that previously lived at a sea park in China. The whales,...

NOAA Fisheries biologists record singing by rare right whale

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have recorded singing by a rare right whale for the first time. Researchers used moored a...

Washington state waterfront owners asked to take dead whales

PORT HADLOCK, Wash. (AP) — Officials are asking Washington state waterfront landowners to volunteer their properties as the final resting places for dead gray whales. The National Oc...

Lobster industry faces another deep cut in bait

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster fishermen will likely have to contend with another deep cut to the availability of bait next year due to a Tuesday recommendation by a fishery management board. ...

Feds to investigate spike in gray whale deaths on West Coast

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. scientists will investigate why an unusual number of gray whales are washing up dead on West Coast beaches. About 70 whales have been stranded so far this year on...

Sound barrier to chase seals, prevent shark attacks debated

BOSTON (AP) — A plan to develop an acoustic system to chase away seals in order to prevent shark attacks is the latest front in the debate about how Cape Cod should respond in the wake of last year's ...