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  • The environmentalist known for his clashes with the law was transiting through Germany last May when he was arrested at the behest of the Costa Rican government, which claims he endangered the crew of one of its fishing vessels in Guatemalan waters in 2002. The appeal court ruling last December castigated Sea Shepherd for its methods and overturned an earlier decision dismissing a lawsuit by Japanese whalers who wanted a halt to Sea Shepherd's aggressive tactics.

    ...TORONTO - He's been sailing the world's oceans for a year to avoid arrest, has been forced to ... against Japan in the waters around Antarctica have saved more than 5,000 whales since they ...

  • [David Nickarz] has previously protested against Japanese whaling fleets in the south Antarctic Ocean on the ship, and has spoken out against malathion mosquito fogging in Winnipeg. The 36-year-old will spend a week in Toronto before heading back to Winnipeg, and is awaiting the return of his camera, which was among the belongings seized.

  • ... is what scientists from the British Antarctic Survey and the Centre for Coastal Studies of the ... small crustaceans that flood the Southern Ocean--have recently been recognized as a major source ...

  • ... life thriving 700 metres down in the Antarctic Ocean. These are a sampling of the findings of ...

  • ...Nuclear submarines prowled the Arctic Ocean while long-range bombers circled overhead. ...For unlike the Antarctic, a continent surrounded by oceans, the Arctic is ...

  • ... strip of ice believed to underpin the Antarctic's Wilkins Ice Shelf snapped earlier this year, ising concerns that the breach will allow ocean currents to wash away more ice. The Antarctic's ...

  • The most dramatic confrontation occurred Tuesday in the Antarctic as environmental extremists from Paul Watson's Sea Shepherd group harassed a Japanese whaling vessel. The whaler and Mr. Watson's multimillion-dollar speedboat collided as it attempted to cross the ship's bow. Speed was no match for substance and Mr. Watson's boat is now missing about 10 feet of its bow. Some means of protest are better than Mr. Watson's and PETA's. The Olympics will leave a huge carbon footprint, what with all those planes full of athletes and fans flocking to Whistler. One company is marketing an Olympic pin for $25 to offset that carbon footprint, with the profits going to greening industries. Whether it will be just another sentimental journey remains to be seen, but at least it's not dark, dangerous ...

    ...It is a long way from the Antarctic Ocean to Winnipeg, but Sea Shepherd's sob-sister in the ...

  • In 1980, L'Anse aux Meadows, on the northern tip of Newfoundland where Vikings formed a settlement more than 1,000 years ago, was declared the first World Heritage Site by a special United Nations committee. Norwegian explorer Helge Ingstad found the site in 1960 after searching for the Vikings' trail along Newfoundland's coast for months, relying on 16th-century maps and ancient descriptions of Leif Ericsson's transatlantic voyage.

    ... debris over the South Atlantic, Indian Ocean and western Australia. In 1980, L'Anse aux ...Air Force cargo jet, braving the Antarctic winter, swept down over the Amundsen-Scott South ...

  • It would be wonderful if heaps of young people could see Antarctica, how wild and remarkable it is," says University of Auckland professor Maj De Poorter, an Antarctic environmental advocate and adviser to the World Conservation Union. De Poorter says such new "ambassadors" could work to preserve Antarctica's environment. But she adds that she would hope that such trips would be seen as something outside of convential tourism. "It would be sad if (going to Antarctica) was just another tick in the box. If it's not going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it would be better not to go. According to [Julie Benson], Princess's goal is to "avoid ice, not cruise into it," so it sails only at the peak of the summer season when ice floes are at a minimum. In addition to the ship's captain,...

    ... ships that have sunk in the Southern Ocean since the 16th century when Sir Francis Drake ...

  • I don't think about these things. I focus on what I have to do," says Capt. Stéphane Julien, a charismatic and intense veteran of the Arctic, whose job is to manoeuvre the [Amundsen] into patches of ice most suitable for scientific research. "Oh, sure, you can say, 'I'm going to go wherever I want, whenever I want,' but I wouldn't trade this ship for any other," he says, noting his ship is serving a vital role by making it possible for scientists from across the globe to study the Arctic. "I'm proud of what we've accomplished and we're becoming known around the world.

    ... alone, Russia has planted a flag on the ocean bed beneath the North Pole, Denmark began mapping ... chance his ship could be headed for the Antarctic Ocean, he says. Along with the Amundsen, the ...

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