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Australia rallies for action on climate change

By Sun, Sep 21, 2014 7:49PM UTC Parents join the rally the fight for the future of their children. (Photo: R. Yoon/The Green Journal AU)

Families and children turned out in numbers for Melbourne’s climate rally held on Sunday as part of the People’s Climate Mobilisation Australia.

Chinese town protests over trash incinerator

By Sun, Sep 21, 2014 4:07PM UTC Chinese town protests over trash incinerator

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval.

Japan ignores IWC vote against resumption of whaling

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 9:53AM UTC Pic: AP.

PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — An international whaling conference has voted against Japan’s plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan has vowed to go ahead anyway.

Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect endangered eels

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 1:04PM UTC Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect endangered eels

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species. The agriculture ministry reported the agreement with China, South Korea and Taiwan, reached Wednesday at the end of a meeting on

Japan seeks backing for whaling despite UN ruling

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 8:57AM UTC Pic: AP.

PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — Japan is seeking international backing for plans to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic despite a ruling by the top U.N. court.

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