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Are Whales Doomed?

(By Dr. Susan Lieberman) This week’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in the Caribbean island nation of St Kitts and Nevis will once again prove to be a bloody battleground between those for and those against whaling. >> Read the Full Article

Greenpeace Ship Barred from Caribbean Whale Venue

A ship used by environmental group Greenpeace to confront Japanese whaling ships in the Southern Ocean has been refused permission to dock in the Caribbean island state of St. Kitts and Nevis, where a global whaling group will meet this week. >> Read the Full Article

Conservationists Get Rare Glimpse of Borneo Rhino

The first photograph of a member of a nearly extinct species of rhinoceros has been taken in the remote rainforests of Borneo, conservationists said on Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

South Carolina Scientists Find New Shark Species

A new genetically distinct species of hammerhead shark, the ninth recognized species of hammerhead, has been discovered off the South Carolina coast, scientists say. >> Read the Full Article

African Leaders Pledge Farming Green Revolution

African leaders recommended on Tuesday scrapping taxes on fertilisers as one of 12 key measures to foster a "Green Revolution" in farming and reduce hunger in the poorest continent. >> Read the Full Article

Japanese No Longer Like Whale Meat, Anti-Whalers Claim

The Japanese public no longer likes eating whale meat and Tokyo's argument that whaling should be maintained to meet consumer demand is a fabrication, a conservationist group said on Tuesday. >> Read the Full Article

Are Whales Doomed? -- A Guest Commentary

This week’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in the Caribbean island nation of St Kitts and Nevis will once again prove to be a bloody battleground between those for and those against whaling. >> Read the Full Article

Scientists Launch Project to Save Caspian Beluga

Three men struggle to lift a squirming, nearly 2-meter (6.5 foot) gray fish with a pointy nose and distinctive jagged spine and spill it into the green waters of the Caspian Sea. >> Read the Full Article

Katrina Cleanup Sparks Fear of Toxic Trash

A Vietnamese-American community in New Orleans fears that Hurricane Katrina is spawning a second tragedy as waste from the storm is dumped in a neighboring wetlands landfill. >> Read the Full Article

Study Says Polar Bears May Turn to Cannibalism

Polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea may be turning to cannibalism because longer seasons without ice keep them from getting to their natural food, a new study by American and Canadian scientists has found. >> Read the Full Article