Chinese woman busted for stomping on sea turtle nest in Miami, Fla.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese woman was arrested on Saturday morning (June 15) for stabbing at and stomping on an endangered sea turtle's nest. Yaqun Lu, 41, was witnessed using a wooden st...

Police: Woman jabbed at Florida sea turtle nest with stick

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman has been accused of disturbing a sea turtle nest in Florida. Miami Beach police officers on Saturday arrested 41-year-old Yaqun Lu. She is facing a f...

Snorkeler busted for stomping on endangered sea turtle in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A snorkeler was arrested on Monday (June 10) for stomping on an endangered green sea turtle on an island in the far south of Taiwan, announced the Southern Branch of the Coast ...

Texas coastal flooding strands about 100 endangered turtles

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — High tides and flooding associated with May storms that buffeted parts of Texas caused the stranding of about 100 young sea turtles along part of the Gulf coast, experts s...

WildAid:Reduce Consumer Demand to Prevent Extinction

CHINA (WildAid) - This year's Endangered Species Day, on May 17, comes on the heels of deeply troubling news from the United Nations. A hard-hitting report into the impact of humans on the environ...

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...

Mexico's prized beaches threatened by smelly algae invasion

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tourists looking for sun and sand in Mexican resorts like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been disgusted by foul-smelling mounds of sargassum — a seaweed-like algae — piling...

More condoms, fewer cigarettes found in annual beach cleanup

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — Volunteers cleaning up New Jersey beaches last year found everything but the kitchen sink. Oh wait, they found one of those, too. Unsurprisingly, nearly 82 pe...

All California fisheries to close in April to protect whales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All fisheries in California will close for the season in April when whales are feeding off the state's coast as part of an effort to keep Dungeness crab fishery gear from killing ...

101 sea turtles found dead on Mexican beaches

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico are investigating the deaths of 101 sea turtles found on beaches in six municipalities of the southern state of Guerrero. The environmental p...

Sea Turtles’ Beauty Only Belongs in Ocean

(WildAid) - Chinese actor Eddie Peng (Peng Yuyan) is reminding the public that beautiful souvenirs are often made from poached Hawksbill sea turtles, contributing to their critically endangered status...

Scary stat: 90.5 percent of plastic is not recycled

LONDON (AP) — The burgeoning crisis in plastic waste has won the attention of Britain's Royal Statistical Society, which chose 90.5 percent — the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycl...

Trump admin approves seismic surveys for Atlantic drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is authorizing use of seismic air guns to find oil and gas formations deep underneath the Atlantic Ocean floor, prompting outrage from critics who say the pr...

Simulator helps experts understand how whales get entangled

BOSTON (AP) — A new simulator is letting scientists use a joystick to swim a virtual whale across a video screen. But this is no game — it's a serious attempt to better understand how the giant mammal...

Taiwanese startup ramping up production of sugarcane straws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a ban on single-use plastic straws is set to go into effect in July of next year, a Taiwanese startup is ramping up production of its biodegradable straws made from sugarcan...