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The Very Small World of VC

The Very Small World of VC

In the nineteenth century, there was a lot of money to be made tracking down sperm whales off the coast of Massachusetts—harpooning them, melting down the fat into oil, and bringing the bones ashore.
Defying International Community, Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling

Defying International Community, Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling

Six months after announcing it would be breaking with the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Japan has officially resumed commercial whaling. Hundreds of whales will now be permitted to be hunted
Japan resumes commercial whaling for first time in 30 years

Japan resumes commercial whaling for first time in 30 years

Hunters set sail after country’s withdrawal from International Whaling CommissionJapanese fishermen have set sail to hunt whales commercially for the first time in more than three decades after
Centuries-Old Sea Captain Diaries Are Confirming Modern Climate Science

Centuries-Old Sea Captain Diaries Are Confirming Modern Climate Science

Whalers voyaged to locations far beyond established sea lanes, which means their logbooks are filled with rare and valuable weather observations.
After 30 years, Japan prepares to resume commercial whaling

After 30 years, Japan prepares to resume commercial whaling

Fishermen in remote Pacific port plan to depart for hunt on Monday, despite global outcryOn Monday morning, after a short ceremony to pray for a bountiful catch and safety at sea, five ships will slip
Australia's oldest things: how mind-boggling timelines meet the climate emergency | Jeff Sparrow

Australia's oldest things: how mind-boggling timelines meet the climate emergency | Jeff Sparrow

They were here before us and should live on long afterwards. With 12 years to avert catastrophe, we need to imagine the aeons to come and consider the creatures that outlive usWilbur the tortoise has,
Japan will resume commercial whaling in July after a 30-year break

Japan will resume commercial whaling in July after a 30-year break

Conservationists are not going to be happy about this.
The Border Wall Is Trump’s White Whale

The Border Wall Is Trump’s White Whale

In Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, Captain Ahab lusts for vengeance against the titular white whale for biting off his leg in an earlier voyage. His hatred overwhelms his senses so completely that he
Tourism officials are worried about whaling hurting Iceland’s brand

Tourism officials are worried about whaling hurting Iceland’s brand

Tourism has seen unprecedented growth in Iceland, one of only two nations that permits commercial whaling.
Why Japan’s Whalers Are Upset About the Plan to Resume Whale Hunting

Why Japan’s Whalers Are Upset About the Plan to Resume Whale Hunting

The move to end “scientific” hunts near Antarctica is a “painful” one for the local whaling industry
Japan Says It Will Withdraw From IWC and Resume Commercial Whaling

Japan Says It Will Withdraw From IWC and Resume Commercial Whaling

Japan announced this week it will be splitting from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in order to renew its commercial whaling practices. The announcement comes after years of Japan
Japan has long hunted whales “for science.” Now it will hunt them commercially

Japan has long hunted whales “for science.” Now it will hunt them commercially

Whales will once again be commercially hunted in Japan’s waters, the country’s chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga announced today (Dec. 26). Japan intends to resume…
Japan restarting commercial whaling, ignoring global moratorium

Japan restarting commercial whaling, ignoring global moratorium

Leaves International Whaling Commission, gives up pretense of "scientific" whaling.
Japan confirms it will quit IWC to resume commercial whaling

Japan confirms it will quit IWC to resume commercial whaling

Japan will resume hunting in its waters in July but will end controversial expeditions to the Southern oceanJapan is facing international condemnation after confirming it will resuming commercial
The idea of Japan resuming commercial whaling is horrifying | Owen Jones

The idea of Japan resuming commercial whaling is horrifying | Owen Jones

Humans should be the Earth’s custodians, not its butchersWhales are among the most intelligent beings on Earth. They have what experts define as “culture”; they learn knowledge as individuals and
Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling, Says Report

Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling, Says Report

Japanese officials say leaving the International Whaling Commission would allow fishermen to hunt domestic whales.
Japan to resume commercial whaling after leaving IWC – report

Japan to resume commercial whaling after leaving IWC – report

Tokyo denies report by Kyodo news agency that government will reveal its decision by the end of the yearJapan is to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial
Australia urges Japan to remain in IWC after its bid to lift whaling ban rejected

Australia urges Japan to remain in IWC after its bid to lift whaling ban rejected

Japan hints it may leave International Whaling Commission after attempt to resume commercial hunting voted downAustralia has encouraged Japan to remain within the International Whaling Commission
Japan's attempt to overturn commercial whaling ban fails

Japan's attempt to overturn commercial whaling ban fails

Anti-whaling nations defeat proposals that would have allowed for the return of huntsAn attempt to overturn the decades-old global ban on commercial whaling has failed, to the relief of