| Nov 10, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Scientists say some whale species off the Mexican coast are showing signs of severe sunburn that may be caused by the damaged ozone layer's decreased ability to block ultraviolet radiation. The seagoing mammals would be particularly vulnerable to the sun....
| Nov 11, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Almost everyone can agree that, however bad the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico was, a major spill in an icy Arctic sea would be worse. How much worse? A new report commissioned by the Pew Environment......
| Mar 8, 2011
| 6:26 PM
Time is ticking for the National Marine Fisheries Service to better protect our Puget Sound Orcas from the impacts of vessel traffic.
The Office of Management and Budget is currently reviewing regulations that would make all boats, including whale...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 6:03 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it has issued new rules that will safeguard Puget Sound Orcas.
The new rules state that vessels must maintain 200 yards of distance from the whales, doubling the current...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 2:56 AM
SeaWorld Orlando plans to put the killer whale Tilikum back into public performances beginning today, for the first time since the 6-ton whale killed a trainer at the marine park more than one year ago.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment President Jim...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 8:08 PM
ABOARD THE ALASKA EAGLE, off South Georgia Island — With 30 knots of wind behind us, Alaska Eagle was flying along at 11 knots. Suddenly we found ourselves in fog with 200 feet of visibility.
"Up for ice!" Peter called from the mast.
As we quickly...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 10:01 PM
Japan has suspended its annual Antarctic whale hunt because of a Washington anti-whaling group. Japan's Fisheries Ministry calls the Friday Harbor based Sea Shepherds, 'dangerous' .
Hirosh Kawamura, an official at the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture,...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Three quarters of the world's surface is water, but nearly all of our vacations are based on land. It stands to reason that we must be missing out.
Luckily there are some fantastic ways to see the wet face of the planet.
1. Explore the pristine coves of...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The Arctic zone has moved into a warmer, greener "new normal" phase, which means less habitat for polar bears and more access for development, an international scientific team reported on Thursday.
Arctic air temperatures were higher - about 2.5 degrees...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Japanese whalers have asked a U.S. court to block "sabotage" by Sea Shepherd activists who last season forced them to shorten their annual hunt in the Antarctic Ocean.
The Institute for Cetacean Research and Kyodo Senpaku, which owns the ships used...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:37 PM
While we luxuriate here in Southern California under bright and balmy skies, Alaska is on course for its snowiest winter ever. Vic and I expect Alaska to be snowy in the winter, but the amount of snow that they're getting up there is truly mind-boggling....