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Coral reefs in Taiwan waters suffer mass bleaching

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coral reefs in waters around Taiwan have suffered the worst bleaching in history, with one-third of them dying as a result, according to researchers. During a press...

Trump vetoes Calif. fishing bill over seafood trade deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vetoed a bill Friday that would have gradually ended the use of large-mesh drift gillnets deployed exclusively in federal waters off the coast of California, s...

Red tide found off Florida's southwest coast; birds sick

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Red tide is back in the waters off of Florida’s southwest coast, making birds sick and killing fish, according to a state environmental agency update on Wednesday. ...

Research trip to study impact of giant floating iceberg

LONDON (AP) — A team of scientists will set off next month on a research mission to find out the impact of a giant floating iceberg on the wildlife and marine life on a sub-Antarctic island, the Briti...

Rough rescue: Storms, broken plane force layover for turtles

BOSTON (AP) — They might have gotten there faster by walking, but at any rate, these endangered turtles had a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Bad weather, a damaged propeller...

Professor discovers new Taiwan species lobster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A professor at the National University of Tainan (NUTN) has discovered a species of lobster never before cataloged in Taiwan that has a brilliant red-and-white exterior. ...

Isolated for months, island crew sees pandemic for 1st time

HONOLULU (AP) — Just as the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold, in February, four people set sail for one of the most remote places on Earth — a small camp on Kure Atoll, at the edge of the uninh...

The 2020 Taiwan Open of Surfing starts in Taitung today - Surfs Up

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 18 November 2020 - The 2020 Taiwan Open of Surfing is entering its 10th anniversary this year. The five-day competition will be held in Jinzun Harbor in Taitung Coun...

Hurricane Iota bashes Nicaragua, Honduras after Eta floods

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Hurricane Iota battered Nicaragua's Caribbean coast and flooded some stretches of neighboring Honduras that were still under water from Hurricane Eta two weeks earlier, le...

Taiwan Open of Surfing Debuts in Taitung on 18 November - Surfs Up

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 10 November 2020 - The 2020 Taiwan Open of Surfing will be entering its 10th anniversary this year. The five-day competition will be held in Jinzun Harbor in Taitung...

Cardboard canvas: artist displays work at Caracas bus stops

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The billboard spaces of vandalized bus stops in Venezuela’s capital have become an open-air gallery for an artist seeking to give some joy to people who have endured years of...

Japan PM says plan to release Fukushima water coming soon

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that his government is working on the final details of a plan to release the massive amounts of radioactive water being stored at the...

Russia: Toxic algae blamed for death of marine life

The mass death of sea creatures off the coast of Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka region was caused by a bloom of toxic algae, the country's top environmental official said Friday. The response...

Pakistan: China's 'involvement' in deep sea fishing angers local fishermen

Several fishermen's organizations in Pakistan told DW that the government was planning to grant deep sea fishing rights to Chinese companies as several Chinese fishing trawlers arrived in the sout...

UK boats try to move whales away from huge naval exercise

LONDON (AP) — Marine wildlife experts will try Thursday to move a pod of bottlenose whales from Scottish coastal waters where Europe’s largest naval exercise is about to begin. Exerc...