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Japanese Whale Hunt In The Southern Ocean Faces Opposition
2013-01-01 05:03:51

A battle is brewing over whaling in the Southern Ocean between Australia and Japan. Australia's Environment Minister, Tony Burke, has reiterated his government's strong opposition to Japan's "scientific whaling" program, dismissing claims that the expeditions have any scientific research merit.

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2009-02-26 11:15:36

The Australian Agriculture Minister said the government will invest A$26.8 million ($17.4 million US) to support research that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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