PRI's The World

Here's the green success story of the California blue whale

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A new study of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has found that the population of the behemoths there has bounced back to near pre-whaling levels. But other populations of blues elsewhere are not doing nearly as well.


The Takeaway

U.N. Top Court Rules Japan Must Stop Whale Hunts

Monday, March 31, 2014

The United Nations' top court—the International Court of Justice—has ruled that Japan must stop its whale hunts in the waters of the Antarctic. This is a battle that has been brewing between the Japanese and anti-whaling activists for decades.

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The Takeaway

A Whale Of a Time in Alaska

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

When you think of summer festivals, you might think of paying hundreds of dollars to see bands and drinking overpriced warm beer. But there’s a different kind of festival happening now in Northern Alaska where native Inupiaq communities are attending whaling festivals.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Underreported Update: Whaling Talks Collapse

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Philip Hoare, author of The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea, discusses why the international talks on lifting the whaling moratorium and proposed reductions on whaling by Norway, Japan, and Iceland have failed.

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