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Supplied image of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales who became beached at Hamelin Bay, in Western Australia's south, Friday, March 23, 2018. A shark warning has been issued after more than 150 short-finned pilot whales became stranded in Western Australia's south. About 75 whales have died after beaching themselves, while another 50 are still alive on the beach and a further 25 are in the shallows. (WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service/AAP via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 4:20 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — More than 150 whales have become stranded in Hamelin Bay in western Australia, and only 15 of them are still alive. The mammals are believed to be short-finned pilot whales. The stranded animals were first spotted by a fisherman early on Friday morning. As of Friday...
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In this March 14, 2018, photo, a California sea lion waits to be released into the Pacific Ocean in Newport, Ore. Two species of fish listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act are facing a growing challenge in Oregon from hungry sea lions. The federally protected California sea lions are traveling into the Columbia River and its tributaries to snack on fragile fish populations. After a decade killing the hungriest sea lions in one area, wildlife officials now want to expand the program. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
March 22, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below. Freed from the cage that carried him to the ocean, the massive marine mammal shuffled into the surf, looked left, looked right...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2010, file photo, Iranian philosopher Dariush Shayegan gestures during his speech after he received the 2009 Global Dialogue Prize Award in Aarhus, Denmark. Iranian state media is reporting that Shayegan, known for his book “Cultural Schizophrenia,” has died at the age of 83. A report on Thursday, March 22, 2018, by the state-run IRNA news agency said Shayegan spent nearly two months at a Tehran hospital after suffering a stroke in January. (Ole Lind/Polfoto, File)
March 22, 2018 - 4:59 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Famed Iranian philosopher Dariush Shayegan, who challenged Western domination of philosophical thought and wrote the book "Cultural Schizophrenia" on the Muslim world and modernity, died on Thursday. He was 83. Shayegan's ideas on how civilizations communicate with each other,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2010, file photo, Iranian philosopher Dariush Shayegan gestures during his speech after he received the 2009 Global Dialogue Prize Award in Aarhus, Denmark. Iranian state media is reporting that Shayegan, known for his book “Cultural Schizophrenia,” has died at the age of 83. A report on Thursday, March 22, 2018, by the state-run IRNA news agency said Shayegan spent nearly two months at a Tehran hospital after suffering a stroke in January. (Ole Lind/Polfoto, File)
March 22, 2018 - 3:38 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media are reporting that philosopher Dariush Shayegan, known for his book "Cultural Schizophrenia," has died at the age of 83. The state-run IRNA news agency said on Thursday that Shayegan spent nearly two months at a Tehran hospital after suffering a stroke in...
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March 22, 2018 - 3:33 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media are reporting that philosopher Dariush Shayegan, known for his book "Cultural Schizophrenia," has died at the age of 83. The state-run IRNA news agency said on Thursday that Shayegan spent nearly two months at a Tehran hospital after suffering a stroke in...
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March 22, 2018 - 3:16 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thirty people were treated for sulfur gas poisoning after Mount Ijen in eastern Java belched toxic fumes from its crater, Indonesia's disaster agency said Thursday. Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said more than 170 residents of several villages on the volcano's slopes had...
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In this March 14, 2018, photo, a California sea lion waits to be released into the Pacific Ocean in Newport, Ore. Two species of fish listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act are facing a growing challenge in Oregon from hungry sea lions. The federally protected California sea lions are traveling into the Columbia River and its tributaries to snack on fragile fish populations. After a decade killing the hungriest sea lions in one area, wildlife officials now want to expand the program. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
March 22, 2018 - 2:39 am
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below. Freed from the cage that carried him to the ocean, the massive marine mammal shuffled into the surf, looked left, looked right...
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In this March 14, 2018, photo, a California sea lion waits to be released into the Pacific Ocean in Newport, Ore. Two species of fish listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act are facing a growing challenge in Oregon from hungry sea lions. The federally protected California sea lions are traveling into the Columbia River and its tributaries to snack on fragile fish populations. After a decade killing the hungriest sea lions in one area, wildlife officials now want to expand the program. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
March 22, 2018 - 2:35 am
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below. Freed from the cage that carried him to the ocean, the massive marine mammal shuffled into the surf, looked left, looked right...
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March 21, 2018 - 11:55 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thirty people were treated for gas exposure after Mount Ijen in eastern Java belched toxic fumes from its crater, Indonesia's disaster agency said Thursday. Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that dozens of residents of several villages on the volcano's slopes had to flee...
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March 21, 2018 - 8:17 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge— but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, environmental groups said Wednesday. Coal's dominance as the fuel of choice...
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