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Australia to world court: Ban Japanese whaling

Japan's annual whale hunt is a commercial slaughter of marine mammals dressed up as science, Australian lawyers argued Wednesday as they urged the United Nations' highest court to ban the hunt in the waters ...

Jun 26, 2013
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Australia in push to outlaw Japan whale hunt

Australia's Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said Sunday he was hopeful the government would win its case against Japan's "scientific" whaling which begins this week in the International Court of Justice.

Jun 23, 2013
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Hong Kong dolphin numbers dwindling quickly

Conservationists Tuesday warned that the number of rare Chinese white dolphins in Hong Kong waters has fallen to its lowest level in a decade of monitoring, and urged the government to immediately create more protected areas.

Jun 18, 2013
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Researchers explore deep Caribbean reefs

Scientists with the Smithsonian Institution have discovered at least one new fish species at a deep reef off Curacao while conducting a yearlong project to gather data on temperature and biodiversity for ...

Jun 13, 2013
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Caribbean talks conservation on Branson's island

(AP)—Surrounded by a turquoise sea and a menagerie of exotic animals on a billionaire's private island, political and business leaders gathered Friday to back an initiative aimed at expanding protection ...

May 17, 2013
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