Japan says it will slash the number of whales it hunts in the Antarctic each year.
Marian Locksley's insight:
Tokyo said on Tuesday that the country’s ships will now target 333 minke whales annually, a fall from the 935 under the previous program; and no other type of whale, including fin whales and humpbacks, will be hunted
Illicit fishing goes on every day at an industrial scale. But large commercial fishers are about to get a new set of overseers: conservationists—and soon the general public—armed with space-based reconnaissance of the global fleet.
Though the theory of evolution has long been accepted as scientific fact, scientists have always had trouble reconciling Darwin's notion of gradual evolution by natural selection with a sudden explosion of new species around 530 million years ago.