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Japan Considers End to Antarctic Whaling

For the first time, officials from Japan's fisheries agency have publicly floated the prospect of ending that country's whaling program in the Antarctic.
"If we cannot gain understanding on the research whaling in the international community, we should scale it down or halt it."
- Fisheries Agency of Japan

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Japan Considers End to Antarctic Whaling

Source: Discovery News, Sat July 30, 2011
For the first time, officials from Japan's fisheries agency have publicly floated the prospect of ending that country's whaling program in the Antarctic.

Japan halts whale hunt after chase by protesters

Source: BBC, Wed February 16, 2011
Japan has suspended its annual Antarctic whale hunt following protests from a campaign group.

New limits to Antarctic tourism

Source: Terra Daily, Sun April 19, 2009
US proposals for binding restrictions on Antarctic tourism have been adopted by countries with ties to the region, in a bid to protect the continent's fragile ecosystem, officials said Friday.

PHOTOS: Giant, Unknown Animals Found off Antarctica this article opens in a new window

Source: National Geographic, Fri March 28, 2008
Giant sea spiders, spine-crushing daggertooth fish, and pink "sea pigs" are just a sampling of exotic creatures hauled up by scientists during a recent Antarctic expedition.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Deep-Sea Alien Abode Discovered

Source: LiveScience, Thu May 17, 2007
Southern Ocean, Off Antarctica - Carnivorous sponges, blind creepy-crawlies adorned with hairy antennae and ribbed worms are just some of the new characters recently found to inhabit the dark abysses of the Southern Ocean, an alien abode once thought devoid of such life.

Chain of Cascading Lakes Discovered Under Antarctica

Source: National Geographic, Sat February 17, 2007
Antarctica - A series of connected lakes has been discovered deep beneath glaciers in Antarctica and are speeding streams of polar ice into the sea, scientists announced yesterday.

Doomsday Vault Will Protect Millions Of Seeds

Source: Terra Daily, Mon February 12, 2007
Oslo, Norway - An Arctic "doomsday vault" aimed at providing mankind with food in case of a global catastrophe will be designed to sustain the effects of climate change, the project's builders said Friday as they unveiled the architectural plans.

Antarctic hill surprises experts

Source: BBC, Tue January 30, 2007
Near Rutford Ice Stream, Antarctica - For the first time, a drumlin - a mound of sediment and rock - has been observed mid-formation, in Antarctica.

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