Asia Environment

Anti-whaling pressure continues – on land and sea

By Tue, Feb 23, 2010 8:30AM UTC

  Most of the media headlines about the conflict between Japanese whaling vessels and ships from the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling fleet have revolved around collisions on the high seas.  But meantime, the goal of reducing the number of whales being killed is being continually pursued through Sea Shepherd harassment of

Preserving Japan’s giant salamanders

By Tue, Feb 23, 2010 3:10AM UTC

In Japan, the giant salamander – or hanzaki – is a national monument. Children sing its praises and a festival is held in its honor. Unlike most salamanders, which are generally only a couple of inches or a few centimeters in length, the hanzaki can grow to be an enormous

Yes, spring is coming

By Tue, Feb 23, 2010 2:33AM UTC Yes, spring is coming

A Hankyoreh snapped this photo in Jeollanam-do on the 22nd.

All eyes on Indian entrepreneur’s Bloom fuel cell launch

By Mon, Feb 22, 2010 11:18PM UTC

  The web clock says we’ve got two days to go until full details of a world-changing technology can be revealed – a fuel-cell that will power a home, eventually for a price of $3,000. Indian-born, Dr K.R. Sridhar has already fallen into the limelight appearing in a pre-announcement on

Tasmanian GP links mystery toxin to cancer epidemic

By Mon, Feb 22, 2010 4:40PM UTC

Tasmanian general practitioner Alison Bleaney says drinking water taken from the George River is sickening and killing locals: Dr Bleaney says there is an unusually high rate of cancer in the region. She started to look at the local river when oysters at St Helens died during a flood in

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