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Decline in krill threatens Antarctic wildlife, from whales to penguins | Environment

Climate change and industrial-scale fishing is impacting the krill population with a potentially disastrous impact on larger predators, say scientists An iceberg in the western Antarctic Peninsula where krill populations – vital food source for seals, whales and penguins – are declining. Photograph: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Antarctic,

Ban heavy fuel use in sensitive waters | Letters | Environment

If spilled, heavy fuel oil would remain for long periods and could spread widely if entrained in moving ice, writesSue Libenson The burning oil tanker Sanchi off the coast of eastern China. Photograph: -/AFP/Getty ImagesThe stricken tanker now sunk offshore of Shanghai should give pause to all

Japan criticised after whale slaughtered in Australian waters | Environment

Australia’s federal environment minister, Josh Frydenberg, has criticised Japan following the release of photographs allegedly showing the slaughtering of protected whales inside Australia’s Antarctic whale sanctuary. Frydenberg’s statement came as conservationists called for tougher action from Australia. “The Australian government is deeply disappointed that Japan has decided