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The first great energy transition: how humanity gave up whaling

The modern oil industry was born in 1859, yet it would take more than 100 years – and the near-extinction of a species – before it replaced blubber as a resource. As we seek to replace oil, in turn, are there lessons to be learned?
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‘They teach us’: How whales can help dispel the myth of green capitalism

In her new book, Adrienne Buller argues the desire to eke profit out of climate policy is wilfully naive.

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Blue whales returning to Spain’s Atlantic coast after 40-year absence

Some experts fear climate crisis is leading the creatures back to the area where they were hunted almost to extinction.

At sea and in court, the fight to save right whales intensifies
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At sea and in court, the fight to save right whales intensifies

As numbers of North Atlantic right whales continue to decline, conservationists are waging an escalating legal battle to force fishermen to take even more aggressive measures to protect the world's rarest cetacean.

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Right whale population decline linked to ocean warming, research says
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Right whale population decline linked to ocean warming, research says

A report shows that the animal's food supply shifted, causing them to travel farther for food and moving them closer to shipping lanes.

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Sighting of sperm whales in Arctic a sign of changing ecosystem, say scientists

Sighting of sperm whales in Arctic a sign of changing ecosystem, say scientists

A rare sighting of sperm whales in the Canadian Arctic is the latest sign of a quickly changing ecosystem, say scientists, as a growing number of species expand their range into warming Arctic waters.

Beluga whale remains in Thames amid concerns for its safety

Beluga whale remains in Thames amid concerns for its safety

Experts are monitoring a beluga whale in the Thames estuary for a second day as fears grow for its safety.

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