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  • Decision due soon on Arctic Ocean oil drilling

     
    Opponents of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic are making a last-ditch effort to convince the Obama administration to impose the same kind of moratorium on oil and gas development that it did on major commercial fishing in the Far......
  • Sea Shepherd's frustrated Capt. Paul Watson lashes out at Australia

     
    The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's planned mission this winter against the Japanese whaling effort has hit a snag because Capt. Paul Watson and his first officer are experiencing visa issues and so far are not being allowed into Australia. Outposts.....
  • Sea Shepherd unveils futuristic vessel as weapon against Japanese whaling

     
    The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society held a fundraiser in Los Angeles on Saturday and unveiled the Ady Gil: a sleek and speedy trimaran that is expected to bolster the group's effort against Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean below Australia.......
  • Sea Shepherd adds speed to counter Japanese whalers

     
    The Animal Planet program â??Whale Warsâ?? is already one of the more controversial shows on television, chronicling the travails of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as it pits its motley volunteer navy against Japanese whalers hunting in the ic...
  • Arctic offshore drilling plan cleared for Beaufort Sea

     
    The march of offshore oil development into the Arctic has been given a boost by the federal Minerals Management Service, which approved Shell Offshore Inc.'s plan to drill exploratory wells in the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Alaska. Conservationists.......
  • Japan embarks on annual whale hunt--can Sea Shepherd be far behind?

     
    Whaling ships from Japan left today for Antarctic waters on an annual five-month voyage in pursuit of about 1,000 minke whales and a small number of endangered fin whales. The seasonal hunts, during the Antarctic summer, are highly controversial. They're....
  • Young humpback whale tangled in rope off Hawaii

     
    A juvenile humpback whale entangled in hundreds of feet of heavy rope off the Hawaii coast was being tracked by marine experts Wednesday. "The entanglement is life-threatening," said Ed Lyman, marine mammal response manager for the Hawaiian Islands...
  • Humpback whale remains entangled, but with less rope, off Maui

     
    Humpback whales that migrate into Hawaiian waters for the winter support a thriving whale-watching industry, but it seems that every season there's a heart-wrenching tale involving a whale -- or multiple whales -- paying the price for so much human......
  • Entangled no more: Rescuers free juvenile humpback whale caught in rope in Hawaii

     
    HONOLULU — Officials said Monday they successfully cut loose hundreds of yards of plastic rope that had been caught in the mouth of a young humpback whale off Hawaii. Ed Lyman, the marine mammal response manager for the Hawaiian Islands......
  • Japan vows to proceed with controversial whale hunts

     
    So much for recent claims by Greenpeace that an end to Japanese whaling might be in sight because of its high cost in a bad economy. Japan's foreign minister, Katsuya Okada, this week stated the country's new government will not......
  • Eskimos and conservationists challenge Beaufort Sea drilling

     
    It's decision time on drilling for oil and gas in America's Arctic, and a group of Native Alaskan whalers have joined forces with a broad range of conservation groups to try and halt Shell Offshore Inc.'s latest plan to conduct......