Time for Taiwan to launch a campaign of guerrilla diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This is the first of a two part series on why Taiwan should take bolder actions in international diplomacy to encourage increased political engagement across the globe, an...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Alaska's fledgling commercial seaweed industry grows

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's fledgling commercial seaweed industry is growing, with producers excited about this year's harvest. There were no commercial seaweed farmers in Alas...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 15 The New York Times on recent abortion bans: All eyes...

Taiwan Coast Guard seizes 2 Chinese fishing boats in 1 day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Sunday (May 12), two Chinese fishing boats, the Qianlian yu (閩連漁) No. 2016 and an unmarked vessel, trespassed in the waters near Taiwan’s Matsu Islands, of Lienchang C...

Taiwan remains 'important partner' says Solomon Islands prime minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Manasseh Sogavare, says that the relationship with Taiwan has “matured” and that Taiwan remains an “important ...

Russian 'spy whale' may have provided therapy for children

The mysterious harness-wearing whale which approached Norwegian fishing boats last week could belong to a Russian diving center, Norway's Fiskeribladet reported on Tuesday. The fishermen spotted ...

Science Says: Why biodiversity matters to you

You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe's biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say. ...

Rarely seen megamouth shark caught off E. Taiwan, sold for meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A rare megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) was caught off the coast of eastern Taiwan early yesterday morning and after samples were taken for science, the leviathan was sold...

US to make 30,000 more visas available for seasonal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plans to allow 30,000 more foreign workers temporarily into the United States for seasonal work through the end of September, a move that reflects how the bo...

Uncertain future for 'super' seaweed after court ruling

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's seaweed business has grown like a weed in recent years, with proponents touting it as both a "superfood" and an economic generator for the rural state — but the industry...

Indonesia sinks 51 foreign boats to fight against poaching

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have resumed their tough stance against illegal fishing in the country's water by sinking 51 foreign ships. Maritime and Fisheries Mi...

Salmon-eating sea lions targeted at Columbia River dam

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have started killing more California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border. ...

Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway staying near humans

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway wearing a harness that suggests links to Russia appears to be enjoying staying near humans. Joergen Ree Wiig, of the ...

Harvest of striped bass needs to be cut back in Atlantic

Interstate fishing managers say a popular species of bass is overfished, and the harvest needs to be cut back. That is based on an assessment by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries ...