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Greenpeace calls for marine protected areas in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace Taiwan is urging an expedited legislative review of the proposed Ocean Protection Act and the creation of a marine protected area (MPA) for sustainable fishing....

After oil spill, Israel's fishermen net catch despite ban

JISR AL-ZARQA, Israel (AP) — After weathering a year of the coronavirus pandemic, the fishermen of an Arab village in central Israel have been dealt another blow by a mysterious oil spill in the Medit...

World Food Prize laureates ask Biden to elevate hunger

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of 24 scientists, economists, researchers and other winners of the World Food Prize sent a letter Tuesday to President Joe Biden asking him to focus on alleviating glob...

Interior nominee Haaland vows 'balance' on energy, climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil and natural gas will continue to play a major role in America for years to come, even as the Biden administration seeks to conserve public lands and address climate change, Presi...

Interior nominee Haaland vows 'balance' on energy, climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deb Haaland, President Joe Biden's nominee to head the Interior Department, says oil and natural gas will continue to play a major role in America for years to come, even as she pled...

Volunteers mobilize to clean Israel's tar-coated beaches

PALMACHIM BEACH, Israel (AP) — A small Israeli task force scoured the sands of a nature reserve along Israel's Mediterranean coast Monday, taking part in a widening effort to clean up a disastrous oil...

UN: Huge changes in society needed to keep nature, Earth OK

Humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. So the world must make dramatic changes to society, economics and daily life...

Who is arrested India 'toolkit' activist Disha Ravi?

Disha Ravi is a 21-year-old business school graduate from the southern Indian city of Bengaluru, and is also a founder of the India chapter of "Fridays for Future," an international protest ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 10 The Tampa Bay Times on the potential of the Super Bowl to have been a coronavirus super...

Facing invasive lizard dilemma, Taiwan tries a different tack

The brown anole (Anolis sagrei), an invasive lizard species native to Cuba and the Bahamas, has been causing damage to Taiwan's ecosystems for years, but solutions to controlling its spread have b...

Free entry at south Taiwan’s Shoushan Zoo until March

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Shoushan Zoo (壽山動物園) in Gushan District, Kaohsiung, is Taiwan's second biggest zoo and has extended free entry until March. To encourage domestic travel and ...

Fear and love surround Escobar's hippos thriving in Colombia

PUERTO TRIUNFO, Colombia (AP) — Tucked between mountain ranges, the sprawling palace of Pablo Escobar was home to kangaroos, giraffes, elephants and other exotic animals — a private zoo of illegally i...

Conservationists: new airport gravely harms Albania wetland

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Conservationist groups urged the Albanian government on Tuesday to rescind a decision to build a airport they say would seriously damage the country’s western wetlands. ...

UK report urges need for nature to be at heart of economics

LONDON (AP) — A report commissioned by the British government is urging a radical transformation in the way that countries around the world assess the state of their economies by elevating the natural...

Nord Stream 2: Dead in the water despite construction reboot?

The endgame for a project worth billions is underway in the Baltic Sea. But the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has long since become a political hot potato. Only 148 of the 1,230 kilometers (764 miles) a...