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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
UN chief: save the oceans to avert 'global catastrophe'
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged countries to put aside national gain to save the oceans and avert a "global catastrophe" as he opened the first UN ocean conference. The five-day meeting is the first ...
- June 16, 2017
Cruise ruins 18,900 sqm of coral reef in Indonesia
Indonesia said Wednesday a cruise ship on a voyage organized by a British company had damaged about 18,900 square meters of coral reef, increasing the estimate of the devastation caused when the vessel ran aground. The ...
- March 23, 2017
World's biggest fish market will be moved
Tokyo's famed Tsukiji fish market -- the world's biggest -- will be moved to a new location, the city's top official confirmed Tuesday, after months of delays over concerns about toxic contamination at the new site. But ...
- June 22, 2017
Duterte tells troops to stake a claim in PHL sea
PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has ordered the military to occupy and build facilities on maritime features in the South China Sea that is within the Philippine territory. His remarks also came on the heels of a US think ...
- April 7, 2017
Sulphur-powered giant shipworm unearthed in Philippines
An enormous black worm that lives in the mud of the sea floor and survives on the remnants of noxious gases digested by bacteria has been unveiled by scientists for the first time. The slimy giant shipworm can grow up to ...
- April 21, 2017
Manila welcomes report that G7 countries concerned about West Philippine Sea
The Philippines on Sunday welcomed reports that the G7 summit would express concern about unilateral efforts to assert sovereignty claims in the disputed South China Sea. Regional alarm is growing at moves by China ...
- June 8, 2015
Protecting the ocean could boost economy by $900B, says WWF
More than $920 billion could be generated by 2050 and 180,000 jobs created by expanding the ocean's protected zones, according to a study published on Thursday by conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). "Every ...
- June 5, 2015
Tuna nets $37,000 in Tokyo auction
A giant bluefin tuna sold for more than $37,000 in the first auction of the year at a Tokyo fish market on Monday, as Japan faces growing pressure to cut back on consumption of the threatened fish. The 180.4 kilogram (380) ...
- January 6, 2015