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EXPLAINER: Why are Dutch farmers protesting over emissions?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers protested around the Netherlands as lawmakers voted Tuesday on proposals to slash emissions of damaging pollutants, a plan that will likely force farmers to cut t...

AP PHOTOS: In Kenya, nearly a decade of mangrove restoration

The village of Gazi Bay on Kenya's coast, just 55 kilometers (34 miles) south of bustling Mombasa and tucked away from the country's well-trodden tourism circuit, has gained traction in recent years a...

'Not worth the risk': Palau, Fiji call for deep-sea mining moratorium

Concerned about the potential impacts of deep-sea mining on ocean biodiversity, the Pacific islands of Palau and Fiji on Monday launched an "alliance" to call for a moratorium of the nascent...

China blocks Taiwan at UN meeting, prompting protest from Tuvalu foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuvalu Foreign Minister Simon Kofe has pulled out of the U.N. Oceans Conference after China blocked Taiwan’s delegation from participating. Kofe was already on hi...

Biden aims at China in new illegal fishing policy framework

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Biden administration is stepping up efforts to combat illegal fishing by China, ordering federal agencies to better coordinate among themselves as well as with foreign part...

UN chief: national selfishness delaying global oceans deal

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Some countries has been holding up a global agree...

New Taipei, British Office in Taipei join hands to grow coral reefs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Government joined the British Office in Taipei and the National Taiwan Ocean University to launch a coral reef restoration project on Saturday (June 25) in...

Taipei Metro urges against hike in electricity prices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro voiced worry on Monday (June 27) that it may become financially unsustainable if electricity prices are hiked, as an energy committee meeting scheduled for Mo...

To combat coral bleaching, Kenya turns to reef nurseries

WASINI, Kenya (AP) — Minutes away from the Kenyan mainland, the densely forested island of Wasini is one of several starting lines for coral reef restoration efforts in the western Indian Ocean. On a ...

Family, friends mourn British journalist killed in Brazil

NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — Gathered at a cemetery on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, friends and relatives paid their final respects on Sunday to British journalist Dom Phillips, killed in the Brazilian ...

Dolphins in Lisbon river show benefits of protecting nature

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Delegates attending a U.N. conference in Lisbon next week might take inspiration for their efforts to protect the oceans by looking out of the venue’s windows at Portugal’s lon...

'Biblical' insect swarms spur Oregon push to fight pests

ARLINGTON, Ore. (AP) — Driving down a windy canyon road in northern Oregon rangeland, Jordan Maley and April Aamodt are on the look out for Mormon crickets, giant insects that can ravage crops. ...

Police at Arizona Capitol fire tear gas, disperse protesters

PHOENIX (AP) — Police fired tear gas to disperse abortion rights supporters demonstrating outside the Arizona Capitol Friday night, forcing lawmakers to huddle briefly in a basement inside the buildin...

New Colombian president pledges to protect rainforest

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first elected leftist president, will take office in August with ambitious proposals to halt the record-high rates of deforestation in the Amazon rainfo...

Taiwan set to hike electricity prices, industry blamed for record use

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has hinted at a rise in Taiwan’s electricity prices as environmental activists call on industry to shoulder the burden of inc...