Whales

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A critically endangered Southern Right Whale swims in the Atlantic. (Photo: Head Harbour Lightstation/ cc/ Flickr)
The Obama administration on Friday gave the greenlight for fossil fuel companies to begin exploring for oil in the waters off the east coast of the U.S., a move said to have a dire consequences for marine life in the short term and on our global climate for years to come. “It’s an ugly turn of events,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director at the...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Japanese officials announced Friday that the country had killed 30 minke whales...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Despite the international ban that took hold in 1986 and years of ensuing...

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