Seven people have been charged with smuggling bladders from an endangered fish in what authorities said Wednesday may be a growing international practice in which the bladders are sold for up to $20,000 each to be used in a highly desired soup.
One of the directors of an aquarium in Idaho, who also just recently opened up an aquarium here in Oregon, is facing charges for allegedly conspiring to illegally harvest marine animals in Florida and then bring them to Boise.
Computer software millionaire John McAfee, who is on the run from police in Belize, now says he plans on staying in Portland for a few years. KATU's Emily Sinovic took a walk with McAfee on Monday to hear his story.
Pacific island nations and environmentalists raised an alarm Sunday over destructive fishing methods and overfishing that they say are threatening bigeye tuna - the fish popular among sushi lovers worldwide.
After defeating a proposal in 2010 to ban the export of an endangered fish that is a key ingredient of sushi, Japan and Asian nations argued it should be left to quota-setting international fisheries bodies to bring the species back from the brink.
The floodwaters churned by Superstorm Sandy damaged waterfront homes along Connecticut's southwest coast, and turned the charming center of tony Westport into a ghost town, with sandbags lining streets of flooded-out boutique shops.
A 3-year-old business called B2R is using the spread of the Internet to transport India's outsourcing boom from metropolitan Bangalore and the suburbs of New Delhi to this speck of a farming village in the Himalayan foothills.