Japan whaling ships leave port

Japans whaling fleet set out for the Antarctic on Tuesday (1 December) to resume a decades-old whale hunt, defying global outrage, after a years hiatus due to an international court ruling. Japan aims to take more than 300 whales in its scientific whaling programme before the hunt ends next year. Dec 1, 2015

COP21: Barack Obama says Paris climate conference ‘a turning point’

President Barack Obama said on Monday (30 November) the Paris climate conference was a turning point to address the growing threat of climate change and that the United States, as the worlds second biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, recognised its role in creating the problem of global warming and embraced its responsibility to help fix it. Nov 30, 2015