Strange Creature Found On Russian Coastline Baffles Locals
Sakhalin, Russia - Sep 5, 2006 19:05 EST
This creature was found by Russian soldiers on Sakhalin shoreline. Sakhalin area is situated near to Japan. It’s the most eastern part of Russia, almost 5,000 miles to East from Moscow.
Locals haven't been able to identify the mysterious beast....
Taiwanese Girl Critical After Eel Jumps Into Mouth
Taipei, Taiwan - Sep 3, 2006 21:57 EST
Doctors at a Taipei hospital were fighting to save a girl's life after an eel jumped into her mouth and ruptured her oesophagus, media reports said Sunday.
A three-year-old girl was attacked by the eel a month ago and has been...
Foundation: Excess Levels of Dioxin Found in Canadian Shark Liver Oil Extract
Taipei, Taiwan - Aug 23, 2006 18:31 EST
An excess level of dioxins has been found in a shark liver oil extract imported from Canada, the Environmental Quality Protection Foundation warned on Tuesday.
The foundation, in cooperation with National Tsing Hua University's chemistry department, tested the level of the...
Indian Scientists: 'Sweet' Seawater No Miracle; Tests Show Pollution, Sewage
Mumbai, India - Aug 22, 2006 22:28 EST
Even as people flocked to the Mahim creek here to drink the Arabian seawater following rumours that it had turned sweet, municipal authorities Saturday said the water was undrinkable.
Based on studies by oceanography scientists, the Mumbai municipal authorities stated that...
Malaysian Minister: Controversial Sipadan Clubhouse was Given OK in 2003
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - Aug 15, 2006 21:54 EST
The go-ahead for the controversial RM4.5mil clubhouse project on Pulau Sipadan was given by the Federal Cabinet on July 2, 2003, said State Tourism, Culture and Environment assistant minister Datuk Karim Bujang.
The approval was for Sabah Parks to implement the...
China Launches Biggest-Ever Oceanic Environment Survey
Beijing, China - Jul 16, 2006 17:33 EST
China, hungry for oil and minerals, has launched its fourth and biggest-ever oceanic environment survey to probe the conditions of its vast maritime space.
The survey will last two years and cover 1.02 million square kilometres of sea area off China's...
Enigmatic Carvings on Underwater Ruins in China Mystify Investigators
Fuxian Lake, Yunnan Province, China - Jul 1, 2006 22:18 EST
In an underwater investigation in Fuxian Lake, Yunnan Province, China, started on June 13, archeologists discovered remains of a group of huge ancient buildings at the bottom of the lake. In the past few days, the investigation team found numerous...
Brits Assured WW II-era Torpedo 'Chariots' Will Not Be Salvaged
Phuket, Thailand - Jun 21, 2006 21:24 EST
The British government has scotched, at least for the time being, a planned attempt by local salvage company East Marine SBS Co to raise two British World War II Chariots from the waters off Phuket.
The Military Attaché from the British...