Tuesday, March 23, 2010

save the whales

It's rare that a political leader does a green thing to save his skin, but this appears to be happening in Australia where a majority is angry about Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean, and PM Kevin Rudd is now beginning to make good on his election promise to take action against it.

My news feature on whaling (also covering recent findings on how whales work as carbon capture and storage device, providing another reason not to slaughter them) is out in Current Biology today:

Whaling battles
Current Biology, Volume 20, Issue 6, R256-R257, 23 March 2010
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