Dozens of pilot whales beach themselves on Georgia shore

ST. SIMONS, Ga. (AP) — Dozens of pilot whales beached themselves on a Georgia shore and most were rescued by authorities and onlookers who pulled the animals further into the water. ...

The Latest: Twitter appears to be back after outage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Twitter outage (all times local): Twitter appears to be back after a nearly hour-long outage. The company said Thursday that it w...

Twitter investigating widespread outage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter says it is investigating a problem with its service . Users across the U.S. and elsewhere are not able to access Twitter. The company is not saying how w...

Russia's whale release plan called success despite criticism

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say a plan to put nearly 100 illegally captured whales back in open water has been successful so far, but environmentalists claim it was poorly planned. ...

Taiwanese balloon artist wins first place in US design competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the second year in a row, a Taiwanese artist has been named champion in the annual Qualatex ColorQuest balloon design contest hosted by the U.S. company. This year,...

Whale meat fetches 'celebration prices' after Japanese hunt

TOKYO (AP) — Chunks of meat from the first whales caught since Japan resumed commercial whaling this week have fetched "celebration prices" at auction. The meat sold Thursday for up ...

Scientists sound alarm after 6 rare whale deaths in a month

Scientists, government officials and conservationists are calling for a swift response to protect North Atlantic right whales after a half-dozen died in the past month. All six of th...

Japan resumes commercial whaling, seen as face-saving end

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has resumed commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal of traditionalists that is seen as a largely lost cause. Whaling boats embarked Monday on their...

Changes to lobster fishery to help whales might arrive 2021

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Changes to the Maine lobster fishery designed to help a critically endangered species of whale might arrive in 2021 after a lengthy rulemaking process. A team ...

Mother sperm whale and baby dead in fishing net off Italy

MILAN (AP) — A mother sperm whale and its baby have died after becoming tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Italy's western coast, an Italian environmental group has reported. ...

Study: Lethal plastic trash now common in Greece's whales

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Scientists say a study of whales and dolphins that have washed up dead in Greece over a 20-year period has found alarmingly high levels of plastic trash in the animals' stomachs,...

Rot in peace: Sites lacking for whale corpses amid die-off

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — So many gray whales are washing up on the U.S. West Coast that the federal agency that deals with the rotting carcasses is running out of places to put them while they decompose....

Mother sperm whale and baby dead in fishing net off Italy

MILAN (AP) — An Italian environmental group is reporting the sighting of a dead mother sperm whale and its baby, which became tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian Sea off western Italy. ...

NOAA Fisheries biologists record singing by rare right whale

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have recorded singing by a rare right whale for the first time. Researchers used moored a...

Experts: Humpback whale in San Francisco Bay appears ill

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A humpback whale that has become an unusual presence in San Francisco Bay may be ill. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that the humpback has remained ...