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Meet Diego, the macho tortoise
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador—He’s over 100 years old, but his sex life is the stuff of legend. Diego the Tortoise is his species’ version of the ladies’ man, and his exploits have helped save his kind from extinction. Diego, a ...
- September 15, 2016
Killing Nemo: Cyanide threat to tropical fish
Many of the real-life Nemos swimming in children's fish tanks were caught using cyanide, according to research published Thursday which flagged the toxic threat to already-stressed corals, the creature's natural home.
- June 18, 2016
China militarizes South China Sea
China appears to have installed weapons, including anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, on all seven of the artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported, citing new satellite imagery. ...
- December 16, 2016
Trump vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands
The new administration of US President Donald Trump has vowed that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese states media has warned ...
- January 25, 2017
3 Indonesia fishermen missing; piracy eyed
Three Indonesian fishermen have gone missing in waters off the southern Philippines in an area that has seen repeated kidnappings for ransom by Islamist militants. Authorities said the three Indonesians went missing on ...
- January 22, 2017
ASEAN urges restraint in South China Sea
Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), at the end of a three-day meeting in Sydney, also tackled the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and agreed to work more closely to tackle the growing menace of ...
- March 19, 2018
China faces consequences for intimidation, US warns
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says China’s placement of weapons systems on man-made islands in the South China Sea is designed to intimidate and coerce other countries in the region. Laying out a sharp criticism of ...
- June 3, 2018
Melting Greenland ice may leak waste
A snow-covered former US army base in Greenland — dubbed “a city under ice” — could leak pollutants into the environment as the climate changes, raising difficult questions over who is responsible for a clean-up. In 1959, ...
- September 27, 2016
Photos show China building new islands
Beijing’s “illegal” island building in the South China Sea moved center stage at an Asian summit on Wednesday after the Philippines produced evidence it said showed fresh construction activity at a flash point shoal. Beijing ...
- September 8, 2016
Scientists: warming making oceans 'sicker' than before
Global warming is making the oceans sicker than ever before, spreading disease among animals and humans and threatening food security across the planet, a major scientific report said on Monday. "We all know that the oceans ...
- September 7, 2016