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Japan Halts Whaling Program in Response to International Court Ruling

Japan's program to take minke, fin, and humpback whales in the Southern Ocean is not based on sound science, says court.<p>Japan says it will abide by a Monday ruling from the United Nations' International Court of Justice ordering the nation to stop hunting whales off Antarctica.<p>Japan had long …

Landscapes of Golden Gate BioBlitz

Changing Planet<p>With 2,700 students and 300 scientists counting species in the parks of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area this weekend, the total effect is much bigger than the sum of its parts. See photos of some of the wide array of environments covered in this year’s BioBlitz, and get a …

Southern India’s stunning secret

In the south Indian state of Karnataka, pristine backwaters lie untouched, dotted with sleepy hamlets, and the seaside beaches and fertile hill country remain equally undiscovered.<p>While Goa and Kerala have the most well known beaches and backwaters in India, today these palm-fringed lagoons teem …

Asia Travel

7 Species Hit Hard by Climate Change—Including One That's Already Extinct

Coral, polar bears, and frogs are among the species hit hardest.<p>Climate change is doing "widespread and consequential" harm to animals and plants, which are struggling to adapt to new conditions, according to a major report released Monday.<p>The report, from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on …

Readers' travel tips: paradise islands in Asia

Beautiful empty strips of sand, clear blue seas backed by rainforest, beach bungalows right on the shore, a shack selling fish straight off the boat … where's your perfect island in Asia for playing Robinson Crusoe? Send us your tip – the best one wins a £200 hotel voucher<p>Have you been to the most …

Coming Up Roses

Absolutely Stunning Time-Lapse of Yosemite National Park

Taking over 24 months for filmmakers Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty to produce the epic Yosemite HD II, the reprise to their breathtaking 2012 ode …

National Parks

7 Steps for Photographing Wedding Reception Details

Receptions can be the most overwhelming part of a wedding–especially for photographers. The DJ is sound-checking, managers are running around keeping …