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World 15 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Japan: IWC must improve or we'll rethink options

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan called on the International Whaling Commission on Thursday to break the deadlock between pro- and anti-whaling nations or it would have to rethink its options, including possibly quitting the group.

World 15 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Japan says IWC must improve or it may quit group

TOKYO (Reuters) - Frustrated by a deadlock between feuding sides in the International Whaling Commission, Japan -- which is determined to resume commercial whaling -- on Thursday made a veiled threat to leave the group.

World 14 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Anti-whalers run low on fuel, end Southern Ocean protest

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, which has clashed with Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean, will end its protest on Wednesday as its ships are running low on fuel.

World 14 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Japan Valentine chocs send bitter messages

TOKYO (Reuters) - Anti-whaling protesters displayed whale-shaped chocolates and activists sent Japan's Health Minister a giant chocolate urging him to

World 19 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

WTO plans threaten sea life - Greenpeace

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Pirates and licenced trawlers are pillaging the world's oceans, while proposals on the table for trade ministers meeting in Switzerland next week could prove the final blow to sea life, Greenpeace said on Friday.

World 09 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

EU about to make climate change blunder - Greenpeace

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will sabotage its aim of getting developed nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions sharply if it sets a lower target for itself than it seeks for the rest of the world, Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

World 09 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Blair savaged over holiday flights stance

LONDON (Reuters) - Environmentalists savaged British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Tuesday over his refusal to give up long-haul holiday flights in the interests of saving the planet.

Lifestyle 30 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Memories of a monster

ZETA LU rambles about the few enjoyable movies of 2006.

World 29 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Australian PM says nuclear power inevitable

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Prime Minister John Howard said on Friday nuclear energy was an inevitable option for Australia after the release of a report which found that 25 nuclear reactors could significantly cut greenhouse gases.

World 29 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

EU tries to combat climate change with tough CO2 cut

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission sharpened its main weapon for fighting climate change on Wednesday, demanding across-the-board cuts in European Union states' greenhouse gas emissions plans for 2008-2012.