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2006-01-08 20:45:00

CANBERRA -- A standoff between environmental activists Greenpeace and a Japanese whaling fleet in remote icy waters near Antarctica has escalated, with both sides accusing each other of dangerously ramming their vessels. Greenpeace has been chasing and disrupting the Japanese whalers for more than two weeks by deploying inflatable boats to harass Japanese "catcher boats," positioning them between the whales and harpoon guns. Shortly before Christmas, both sides accused each other of ramming...

2005-12-24 02:25:00

CANBERRA -- A Japanese whaling fleet has started whaling again after spending more than 40 hours trying to escape Greenpeace protesters in remote icy waters near Antarctica, the environmental group said. Two Greenpeace ships, which tracked down the Japanese fleet on Thursday after a month-long search, had been deploying inflatable boats to harass Japanese "catcher boats," positioning them between the whales and harpoon gun. But Greenpeace said the Japanese fleet then tried to outrun it...

2005-12-23 20:18:43

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Japanese whaling fleet is trying to escape Greenpeace protesters in remote icy waters near Antarctica, the environmental group said. Two Greenpeace ships, which tracked down the Japanese fleet on Thursday after a month-long search, have been deploying inflatable boats to harass Japanese "catcher boats," positioning them between the whales and harpoon gun. But Greenpeace said the Japanese fleet was now on the run. "Every hour that the fleet is on the run, more...

2005-12-22 22:06:00

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia should send a navy ship to monitor a Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean, Australia's minority Greens party said on Friday, as the Japanese ships kept trying to fend off Greenpeace protesters. Greens leader Bob Brown and Greenpeace also called for Australia to stop one of the six Japanese ships -- due to arrive in the southern city of Hobart on Saturday to deliver a sick crew member to hospital -- from returning to the...

2005-12-22 00:19:45

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Japanese whaling fleet and Greenpeace environmental activists are involved in a stand-off in the remote Southern Ocean near the coast of Antarctica with the two sides accusing each other of ramming their vessels. Greenpeace said that after a month-long search it had tracked down six Japanese ships -- which set out on November 8 to conduct what Tokyo says is a scientific whaling program -- several thousand kilometers (miles) south of Perth....

2005-12-22 10:15:00

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Japanese whaling fleet and Greenpeace environmental activists are involved in a stand-off in the remote Southern Ocean near the coast of Antarctica with the two sides accusing each other of ramming their vessels. Greenpeace said that after a month-long search it had tracked down six Japanese ships -- which set out on November 8 to conduct what Tokyo says is a scientific whaling program -- several thousand kilometers (miles) south of Perth. Two...

2005-12-22 00:30:00

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA -- A Japanese whaling fleet and Greenpeace environmental activists are involved in a stand-off in the remote Southern Ocean near the coast of Antarctica with the two sides accusing each other of ramming their vessels. Greenpeace said that after a month-long search it had tracked down six Japanese ships -- which set out on November 8 to conduct what Tokyo says is a scientific whaling program -- several thousand kilometers (miles) south of Perth. Two Greenpeace...

2005-09-09 17:15:01

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese whaling ships returned to port Friday with the first three of 60 whales they plan to catch along the nation's northern coast as they began the season's research program that opponents criticize as commercial whaling. The hunt is approved by the International Whaling Commission and Japanese whalers are allowed to catch up to 60 minke whales along the coast of Kushiro on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, said Fisheries Agency spokesman Ryoichi Nakamura....

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2005-06-20 09:26:40

ULSAN, South Korea -- Pro-whaling nations suffered an early setback on Monday by losing a key vote at an international whaling meeting where they are aiming to take a majority and roll back conservationist measures. Members of the International Whaling Commission voted 30 to 27 to defeat a proposal offered by Japan to change voting procedures to a secret ballot. Conservationists said it was too early to claim victory because three states -- Gambia, Togo and Nauru -- that recently joined the...

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2005-05-24 07:29:59

SYDNEY, Australia -- Australian officials are trying to prevent a resumption of commercial whaling and halt Japan's scientific research whaling, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday. Even Prime Minister John Howard has joined the push, sending a letter to his Japanese counterpart, Junichiro Koizumi, saying Australia believes there is no basis for killing whales. "What the prime minister has demonstrated is that we are prepared to raise this at levels that it's never been raised before,"...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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