Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cl...

Oil tankers ‘go dark’ off Venezuela to evade US sanctions

MIAMI (AP) — In May, after pulling out of a Chinese shipyard for repairs, a giant oil tanker set out on a perilous journey. Dialing in “Caribbean” on a mandatory tracking system, the...

Mexican environment officials protest budget cuts

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a rare protest against his own administration, Mexico’s environment secretary is decrying a nearly 50% budget cut to his agency and issued a public appeal for more funds. ...

Slower lobster season means high prices, worried fishermen

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A drop in the catch of lobsters off Maine has customers paying more and fishermen concerned about the future. Maine's harvest of lobsters was about 40% off las...

South Korea deports North Koreans who fled after killing 16

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea deported two North Koreans on Thursday after finding they had killed 16 fellow fishermen on a boat and fled to South Korea across the sea border over the we...

South Korea deports North Koreans who fled after killing 16

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it has deported 2 North Koreans after finding they had killed 16 fellow fishermen onboard and fled to South Korea. South Korea's Unificatio...

South Korea says it deported 2 North Koreans after finding they had killed 16 fellow fishermen and fled to South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it deported 2 North Koreans after finding they had killed 16 fellow fishermen and fled to South.

Collapsed Taiwan bridge to be rebuilt within 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bridge in Yilan County’s Nanfang’ao which collapsed last October 1, killing six migrant workers, will be rebuilt within three years, reports said Wednesday...

Cambodian official says British backpacker died of drowning

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian official says an autopsy has determined that a British backpacker whose body was found at sea a week after she disappeared had died from drowning. ...

Cambodian police keep up search for British backpacker

KOH RONG, Cambodia (AP) — A top Cambodian police official involved in the search for a missing British backpacker says the mission will not end until she is found. The police chief f...

Brazil oil spill leaves local fishermen in the lurch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Holding his breath for 90 seconds, Arivaldo Sousa dives to depths of up to 65 feet (20 meters) to haul lobsters from the seafloor off Bahia state, one of tens of thousands of fis...

Taiwan Migrant fishermen in bridge collapse to receive priority: MOL

The Ministry of Labor (MOL) will grant fishermen involved in a bridge collapse in Yilan earlier this month who are looking to move to factory jobs an extended period in which to find work, according t...

Mountain skeleton may be man from Japanese internment camp

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — In the closing days of World War II, a Japanese American set out with other men from the infamous internment camp at Manzanar on a trip to the mountains, where he went off ...

Mexican official: gov't not paying fishermen to save vaquita

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission is demanding the government renew payments to fishermen who had to stop using nets in order to save the last few remaining vaquita marina, ...

Competing for space on the increasingly crowded ocean

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Oceans cover nearly three-quarters of the Earth, and it's getting crowded out on the water. Energy, shipping, fishing and conservation groups all need s...