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Japanese Whaling Spearheads International Controversy

whale meat sold at japan market. Photo courtesy of planetearthherald.com.

Controversy arose last month after photos circulated of a harpooned whale allegedly aboard a Japanese ship in Australia’s Antarctic territorial waters. The incident sparked tension between Australia and Japan, in addition to global attention since there has been a worldwide ban on commercial whaling since 1985. Japan has continued whaling since the ban because they claim that it is for scientific, ... Read More »

Coral Come Back

Photo courtesy of www.sciencemag.org.

In early October, Outside Magazine published an obituary for the Great Barrier Reef stating that the reef is officially dead, citing its life span from 25 million BC to 2016. This article has sparked huge controversy in the scientific world as the reef is in fact very much alive. Located off the northeast coast of Australia’s Queensland, the reef stretches ... Read More »