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Florida vet school uses novel approach to save seahorse

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In February, Carol Benge of Chiefland, Florida, purchased a seahorse for her home aquarium as a reward for marking five years cancer-free. She named the l...

Wildlife populations fell 68% since 1970: WWF

The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) on Thursday said wildlife populations had declined at a staggering rate, plummeting 68% from 1970 to 2016. "These serious declines in wildlife species po...

Chinese fishing near Galapagos Islands raises fears for wildlife

Three weeks ago, the Ecuadorian navy encountered a flotilla of nearly 260 fishing vessels sailing under Chinese flags off the coast of the Galapagos Islands. "This is the fourth year in a row ...

Elementary school on Green Island holds graduation under water

TAIPEI (CNA) -- This year's 12 new graduates of Gungguan Elementary School on Green Island, a volcanic islet off the eastern coast of Taiwan, received their diplomas in an unusual underwater gradu...

Sea dragon exhibit dazzles visitors at California aquarium

LA JOLLA, California (AP) — At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creatu...

Highly-Anticipated Pacific Gate by Bosa is Complete

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 19, 2018--Pacific Gate by Bosa, downtown San Diego’s first Super Prime residential building, has opened, with its first residents moving in and enjoying the best of wat...

A seahorse named Frito is on the mend in Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A woman snorkeling in the Gulf of Mexico rescued a tiny seahorse that was tangled and trapped in fishing line in a pile of garbage, and now the creature is a webcam star at a F...

Cost Plus World Market® Celebrates Summer With New Outdoor Collections and Scavenger Hunt

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2018--Summer is almost here and it’s time to get ready for the season of outdoor entertaining. Cost Plus World Market® has launched its outdoor collections in...

World’s deepest underwater mailbox opens near Taiwan’s Green Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world’s deepest underwater mailbox started service Friday about 11 meters below the surface near Green Island in Taitung County. The box broke a Guinness Worl...

Amid a flood of plastic, big companies see opportunity

LONDON (AP) — Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames. He carefully marks out a one-square meter...

British conservationist fights to save seahorses in Cambodia

ACH SEH ISLAND, Cambodia (AP) — A 7-inch creature with a head resembling a horse and a monkey-like tail glides gracefully out of a dark coral crevice off the Cambodian coast. Master of camouflage, unr...

Floating home marks return to Dubai's man-made World islands

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Surrounded by 300 deserted man-made islands, Dubai's newest real-estate wonder has all the amenities of a luxury hotel -- plus views of the bottom of the sea.The Fl...