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Southern Ocean winds strongest in 1,000 years: study

Winds in the wild Southern Ocean are blowing at their strongest in a millennia as climate change shifts weather patterns, leaving Antarctica colder and Australia facing more droughts, a study showed Monday. Rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere……

US, Australia, NZ ‘disappointed’ on Japan whale hunt

The United States, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands said they were “disappointed” over the start of Japan’s annual whale hunt off Antarctica and warned against violent clashes. Japanese ships operating in the icy waters of the Southern Oceanhave in recent years faced interference from the US-based militant environmentalist group Sea Shepherd, with repeated…