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  • Japan whalers take Sea Shepherd activists to court

    Japan whalers take Sea Shepherd activists to court
    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...
  • Activists uses drones against Japanese whalers

    Activists uses drones against Japanese whalers
    Activists trying to combat Japanese whaling have gone high-tech. The longstanding battle against whaling has mostly been a game of wait, watch, chase and hope for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. But activists are now hoping they'll be able to...
  • Blue Whale Off Dana Point Looks a Lot Like 'Jaws' (VIDEO)

    Blue Whale Off Dana Point Looks a Lot Like 'Jaws' (VIDEO)
    DANA POINT, Calif. (KTLA) -- It sure looked like a shark, but it was actually a blue whale that was spotted off the coast of Dana Point. The whale, nicknamed 'Scratches' by the crew at Dana Wharf Sportfishing, entertained whale watchers over the weekend....
  • Alaska Drilling: From 'Hell No!' To ... 'Ok'

    Alaska Drilling: From 'Hell No!' To ... 'Ok'
    BARROW, Alaska (CNN) -- Edward Itta, a powerful Eskimo leader, looks out at the icy Arctic Ocean stretched out under a fuzzy orange sun that refuses to set this time of year. "This is our garden," said the former mayor of the North Slope Borough, a...
  • Fire rescue officials release 911 calls from drowning at SeaWorld Orlando

    Fire rescue officials release 911 calls from drowning at SeaWorld Orlando
    Fire rescue officials in Orange County this morning released the 911 dispatch calls from the SeaWorld Orlando accident that claimed the life of killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau. In the first call, a SeaWorld employee is heard telling the dispatch...
  • At SeaWorld, a changed show must go on

    At SeaWorld, a changed show must go on
    The signature killer whale show, "Believe," at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida has changed dramatically since the tragic death in February of trainer Dawn Brancheau. Those who sit in the "soak zone," the seats closest to the pool, still get drenched, and the...
  • Greenland: An arctic playground

    Greenland: An arctic playground
    NUUK, Greenland -- Only twice have I entered a country without someone at least glancing at my ID or passport. The first time was in Iraq, when the war began and the borders flew open. The second time was here in Greenland. Iraq-like bedlam is not why...
  • A dark Arctic tale set after the ice melts

    A dark Arctic tale set after the ice melts
    It's hard to imagine a world in which polar bears don't exist in the wild. Alun Anderson, former editor-in-chief of New Scientist magazine, asserts that it most likely will occur in our lifetime. In his book, "After the Ice: Life, Death, and...
  • 'The Whale' by Philip Hoare

    'The Whale' by Philip Hoare
    Philip Hoare is best known for his biography of Noel Coward, but he turns his attention to a much grimmer subject than the follies of "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" in "The Whale," an eminently readable chronicle of the tragic interaction between humans and...
  • 'The Thoreau You Don't Know' by Robert Sullivan

    'The Thoreau You Don't Know' by Robert Sullivan
    The Thoreau You Don't Know What the Prophet of Environmentalism Really Meant Robert Sullivan Collins: 368 pp., $25.99 Robert Sullivan, to his great amusement, has often been called a nature writer, in spite of the fact that he has written about a New...
  • Discoveries: 'Traveling With Pomegranates' and more

    Discoveries: 'Traveling With Pomegranates' and more
    Traveling With Pomegranates A Mother-Daughter Story Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor Viking: 282 pp., $25.95 In 1998, Sue Monk Kidd was 49. Her daughter Ann was 22 and had lived away from home for four years. Her mother missed her "almost...