McDonald's to contain Arctic cod fishing

2016-05-25 22:00

Food giants McDonald's and Tesco have signed an agreement to not expand cod fishing into untouched parts of the Arctic.

Oil spill pollutes Albanian coast

2016-05-24 18:29

Local authorities say that oil spilled from a ship has polluted a tourist beach in southwestern Albania.

Maine scallop fishing area to be closed

2016-05-13 10:08

Federal regulators are shutting down scallop fishing for the year in the northern Gulf of Maine, one of the most important harvesting areas for the shellfish.

Sea stars bounce back

2016-05-05 15:04

Sea stars, commonly known as starfish, have begun to bounce back after a massive die-off caused by a virus along the US west coast.

Baltic Ferries dumping banned

2016-04-24 22:18

Ferries and ships will be banned from dumping toilet waste in the Baltic Sea, one of the world's most polluted bodies of water, the International Maritime Organization says.

US boy skips birthday gifts, gives to sea turtles

2016-04-23 09:00

A Massachusetts 6-year-old's love of sea turtles has prompted him to skip his birthday gifts and ask instead for money he could donate to sea turtle rescue efforts.

Coral bleaching hits record 93% of Great Barrier Reef

2016-04-20 10:10

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is suffering its worst coral bleaching in recorded history with 93 percent of the World Heritage site affected, scientists said Wednesday as they revealed the phenomenon is also hitting the other side of the country.

Endangered seals start journey home after rehab

2016-04-15 19:05

Seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals that were found either abandoned or malnourished, have begun their trip back to their remote island homes after being rescued and rehabilitated.

Taiwan fishing 'out of control': Greenpeace

2016-04-14 19:03

Environment advocacy group Greenpeace says Taiwan's fishing industry is 'out of control', with shark finning still rampant.

Baby dolphin deaths linked to BP oil spill

2016-04-12 21:08

An unusually high number of baby dolphins were found dead in the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.


Japan hatches penguin chicks using artificial insemination

2016-05-25 19:00

A Japanese aquarium has hatched two Humboldt penguin chicks after using artificial insemination, the first time the technique has been successfully deployed for the vulnerable species.

Coal spill risk to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

2016-05-17 22:01

A major coal spill on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could kill some colourful corals within two weeks and stunt the growth of fish and seagrass.

Ocean blasting: Groups seek ban as big Atlantic test looms

2016-05-08 18:17

There is concern that seismic surveying, which involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves, can be harmful to marine life - including endangered whales, turtles and dolphins.

Sea lion found on farm 80km from sea

2016-04-29 16:04

Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was found in the driveway of a cattle farm.

Sea turtles fly from Seattle to San Diego

2016-04-24 20:01

Two sea turtles that landed sickly and malnourished on shores far beyond their normal living range have been flown aboard a Coast Guard plane from Seattle to San Diego.

'Zombie grass' trouble in Florida

2016-04-21 17:00

Decades ago, the sight of seagrass swaying beneath the waters off south Florida conjured romance for those who dangled their fishing lines.

Hawaiian leaders want bigger marine conservation area

2016-04-16 19:26

A group of Native Hawaiian leaders have urged President Barack Obama to expand what's already one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world.

Rising heat, more bleaching seen for Great Barrier Reef

2016-04-14 22:59

Some corals in the Great Barrier Reef are known to be resilient when subjected to rises in temperature, but a study has warned that this protective mechanism could soon disappear.

Canada turtle smuggler snapped with 57 months

2016-04-12 22:25

A Canadian man who repeatedly entered Michigan to buy and ship thousands of turtles to his native China has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for smuggling.

Seagull poo posing problem at beach

2016-04-05 23:18

A surge in seagull droppings is fouling up the water at a popular Dublin beach, Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency says.

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