Archive: 18/06/2010

Future of commercial whaling ban rests with Japan

(AP) -- A quarter-century ban on commercial whaling - one of the world's most successful preservation agreements - could crumble altogether if conservationists cannot persuade Japan to cut back on the tradition it champions.

dateJun 18, 2010 in Environment
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Retooling the ocean conveyor belt

For decades, oceanographers have embraced the idea that Earth's ocean currents operate like a giant conveyor belt, overturning to continuously transport deep, cold polar waters toward the equator and warm equatorial surface ...

dateJun 18, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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