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Whaling protester in custody on Japanese boat

By Tue, Feb 16, 2010 10:29AM UTC

An anti-whaling activist from New Zealand was being held in custody on a Japanese whaling vessel Tuesday after secretly boarding it the day before as part of a protest, the whalers said. Diplomats in New Zealand and Tokyo have been meeting to discuss what to do with Peter Bethune, who

Ady Gil: Show us the photographs, Adrian

By Tue, Feb 16, 2010 3:52AM UTC

A ShadowLands reader by the name of Adrian – and given the inside knowledge he reveals, we speculate that it may in fact be the Adrian – drops by to leave a comment: The Ady Gil/ earthrace sank and it took 48 hrs The engines dragged her under. When the

Asia gives Silicon Valley the blues

By Mon, Feb 15, 2010 11:43PM UTC

Well, the Chinese authorities can heave a sigh of relief: not only is the cash flooding in but Silicon Valley, the watchword for innovation, investment and success is on its knees. Well, not quite, but a report of mind-numbingly detailed statistics from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, strongly hinted that

Climate history – a view from the future

By Mon, Feb 15, 2010 10:05PM UTC

Physicist and climate historian Dr. Spencer Weart offers a historical and cultural perspective on the current debate about climate science – specifically, how it might be viewed by the historians of the future. As a history graduate and lover of futurism, this imagined perspective naturally piqued my interest. What stand

Whaling protester secretly boards Japanese boat

By Mon, Feb 15, 2010 4:48PM UTC

  An anti-whaling activist jumped off a speeding Jet Ski and climbed aboard a Japanese vessel in the frigid Antarctic Ocean on Monday to attempt a citizen’s arrest for the destruction of a protest ship last month. The brazen move was another escalation by the U.S.-based Sea Shepherd activist group

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