Taste the rainbow.Here in the states we count on Japan for all things innovative and weird (especially when there's no reason or practical application), so we were delighted to see that Abashiri Brewery, located on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido, specializes in "unique" beers.
At the same time hundreds of dead gray whales were washing up on beaches, their birthrate was plunging. Theories abound, but little hard data has been gathered to solve this environmental puzzle.
The Western Pacific gray whale, once thought extinct, clings to life in a remote Siberian sea. Biologists fear their research is providing cover for massive oil drilling that threatens to wipe out this lost tribe once and for all.
The majestic gray whale inspires awe, conflict and troubling environmental questions from the icy seas of Russia to the warm lagoons of Baja.