Typhoon saved S. Taiwan's coral reefs from bleaching: Researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French researcher at Academia Sinica has shared the results of five years of research conducted in southern Taiwan, demonstrating a connection between extreme weather an...

US naval buildup in Indo-Pacific seen as warning to China

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in nearly three years, three American aircraft carriers are patrolling the Indo-Pacific waters, a massive show of naval force in a region roiled by spiking tension...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 11, the 163rd day of 2020. There are 203 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 11,...

Florida Keys reopen to visitors as Miami-area beaches closed

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Keys reopened for visitors Monday after the tourist-dependent island chain was closed for more than two months to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. ...

America's Cup teams begin to emerge from lockdowns

America’s Cup teams are returning to the water in varying degrees nearly two months after the coronavirus pandemic forced the shutdown of what would have been an impressive global road show. ...

Philippines rejects China's territorial label on island

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines protested on Thursday China’s designation of a disputed South China Sea reef, which it has turned into a heavily fortified island base, as a Chinese “adminis...

Beached ship harms local marine fauna in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A CPC Corporation (CPC) work vessel that had been beached on March 28 at the coast in Datan, an industrial borough in northern Taiwan, was found to have destroyed a vast a...

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 territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

In Hawaii case, justices see broad reach of Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sewage plants and other industries cannot avoid environmental requirements under landmark clean-water protections when they send dirty water on ...

US blasts China at Southeast Asian meeting on coronavirus

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his Southeast Asian counterparts on Thursday that China is taking advantage of the world's preoccupation with the coronavirus pandemic to push i...

Philippines protests China's sea claim, weapon pointing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has protested China’s declaration that a Manila-claimed region in the disputed South China Sea is Chinese territory, and its aiming of weapons control radar ...

Sparkling waters hide some lasting harm from 2010 oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years after a well blew wild under a BP platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 men and touching off the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, gulf waters sparkle in the sunligh...

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that are being talked about today: 1. TRUMP SHAKES UP PRESS TEAM Kayleigh McEnany, a top Trump campaign spokesw...

Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef more widespread than ever

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An aerial survey of the Great Barrier Reef shows coral bleaching is sweeping across the area off the east of Australia for the third time in five years. Bl...

Shark kills Australian wildlife worker on Great Barrier Reef

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A shark fatally mauled a young Australian wildlife worker on the Great Barrier Reef, officials said Tuesday. Queensland state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk...