Government braces as oil spill nears coral reef

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Navy is sending more troops to monitor one of the country's largest coral reef systems, bracing for possible impact of a mysterious oil spill. Adm. Leo...

Official says shark bites 2 men on Great Barrier Reef

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An ambulance official says a shark has seriously injured two men on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Queensland state Ambulance Service spokeswoman to Mel M...

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 ...

Chinese crew fined for illegal sand pumping off Taiwan's coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Chinese sand-pumping vessels have been seized and 28 crew members have detained by Taiwan port authorities on suspicion of illegally pumping sand in Taiwan’s Exclusiv...

Sea urchin explosion off California, Oregon decimates kelp

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon, sending ...

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 ...

Guam avoids severe coral bleaching predicted for this year

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Official say vulnerable coral reefs on Guam have not experienced severe bleaching that was predicted for this year. Pacific Daily News reported that the Guam Bur...

Over 800 kg of ghost nets removed from Penghu coral reefs

A volunteer cleanup effort to help protect the coral reefs around the offshore Penghu County yielded more than 800 kilograms of abandoned fishing nets on Thursday, the Marine National Park Headquarter...

S. China Sea conflict escalates as Beijing sends oil rig towards Vietnam's EEZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam has expressed its anger at China’s expansionist activity in the South China Sea this week, as a Chinese deep-water oil rig has reportedly intruded into Vietn...

Taiwan should take further measures on climate change: scholars

Local scholars on Thursday urged the government to adopt further measures to address climate change, while recognizing that Taiwan has proved itself adept at dealing with climate change-driven natural...

AP Photos: Night fishing in moonlit sea in eerie silence

STEWART TOWN, Jamaica (AP) — The warm tropical air gently pushes waves against the concrete steps leading down a cliff and into the ocean — the jumping-off point tonight for night spearfishermen in th...

Taiwan's Penghu makes coral reefs priority

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A reef rehabilitation event took place at a bay in Magong City on Taiwan’s Penghu main island, on Thursday (Sept. 12), as part of a government bid to revitalize the ...

Federal research ship to begin studies in the Gulf in 2023

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal research vessel operated by universities in Louisiana and Mississippi is expected to begin studies in the Gulf of Mexico in 2023. The Louisiana Universit...

Delegation from Belize visits Taiwan food factory

TAOYUAN (Taiwan News) – A delegation from Belize, Taiwan's diplomatic ally, paid a visit to the I-Mei Foods factory in Nankan (南崁), Taoyuan City, Thursday (August 15) to gain insight into ho...

Peru surfers dominate at Pan Am Games

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's Lucca Mesinas and Daniella Rosas won gold in their surfing finals at the Pan American Games on Sunday and a likely ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Interna...