Japan Whaling Program in Antarctic Defies Court Order

Japan Whaling Program in Antarctic Defies Court Order

According to media reports, Japan announced on Nov. 28, 2015, that it will resume its whaling program in the Antarctic despite an International Court of Justice (ICJ) order against the activity. In letters to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the Japanese government confirmed its plan to kill minke whales for “scientific research” beginning March 2016. […]

M 7.8 Earthquake Hits Tokyo; Aftershocks Felt in Nepal and India Update

M 7.8 Earthquake Hits Tokyo; Aftershocks Felt in Nepal and India Update

Minutes ago, reports of another earthquake striking Japan have been received. The quake with magnitude 6.4 occurred near Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan at 18:49:07.80 UTC on May 30, 2015. Advisories have been issued to expect more aftershocks following this earthquake. These are secondary shockwaves that are usually less violent than the main quake. However, they […]