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World's nations meet in Paris to rescue ocean life this time
It took a decade to get to the negotiating table, and it could easily take another to finish the job, but UN talks in New York to safeguard life in the high seas finally begin in earnest on Monday (March 28).
- March 28, 2016
Vietnam's beloved sacred turtle dies- state media
A sacred giant turtle venerated as a symbol of Vietnam’s independence struggle has died, state media said, prompting an outpouring of grief and fears the death bodes ill for an upcoming communist leadership handover. The ...
- January 21, 2016
Japan to try again to justify 'scientific' whaling
Japan stop Whaling negotiator said on Tuesday Tokyo would try again to justify its "scientific" Antarctic Ocean hunt after a panel of experts said the government had not proved why it needed to kill the mammals. Joji ...
- April 15, 2015
Indonesia, Thailand join forces on illegal fishing
Indonesia and Thailand agreed on Thursday to set up a joint task force on illegal fishing, a lucrative cross-border trade that labor groups claim is responsible for enslaving thousands of workers from across Southeast Asia. ...
- April 24, 2015
Whales under threat as climate change impacts migration
The sight of thousands of whales surfacing, jumping and playing off the coast of South America as they migrate toward their breeding grounds is one of nature's most majestic displays. But global warming is killing off their ...
- December 4, 2015
PHL seeks ASEAN push vs China reclamation
The Philippines on Sunday has called on its fellow members in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to push for a halt against Beijing's "massive reclamation in the South China Sea". Department of Foreign ...
- April 27, 2015
Is climate change killing American starfish?
In recent years, millions of the starfish, also called sea stars, have had their legs curl up and pull away from their bodies, breaking the animals to pieces before they turn to mush, often in a matter of days. Scientists ...
- October 2, 2015
Sneezing monkey, ‘walking’ fish found in Himalayas: WWF report
A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a “walking” fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group Worldwide Fund for Nature ...
- October 7, 2015
Biggest fish market set for new home
As most of Tokyo sleeps, men in rubber boots haggle over tuna in the cavernous halls of Tsukiji market. The clang of a bell around 5:30 a.m. kicks off the action at the world’s biggest fish emporium. Traders flash hand ...
- January 2, 2014
Philippines to defy China fishing rule
Philippine fishermen should ignore a Chinese rule requiring foreign fishing vessels to secure permission to enter much of the South China Sea, Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said yesterday. The rule was passed in November ...
- January 17, 2014