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Pacific nations look to increase tuna fishing fees

Pacific island nations announced plans Thursday to dramatically increase the fees they charge tuna fishing boats for the right to enter their waters, saying it will boost revenue and help conservation efforts.

dateJun 12, 2014 in Ecology
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Genevieve Downgraded to a tropical storm

Once Super Typhoon Genevieve has now been downgraded to a tropical storm. The storm is located approximately 819 nautical miles west-northwest of Midway Island. It is currently tracking northwestward at 8 ...

dateAug 11, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Obama to enlarge US marine sanctuary: report

President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce plans to significantly expand a US sanctuary in the central Pacific Ocean in a move that could create the world's largest such protected area, the Washington ...

dateJun 17, 2014 in Environment
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Julio embarking on weakening trend

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued its 30th warning on Julio today at 1500 GMT. Julio's position at this point is 395 miles northeast of Honolulu, Hawaii moving northwest at 8 knots per hour. ...

dateAug 11, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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