These were hard days for the volunteers. But at the end there was reason for hope. Some of New Zealand's beached pilot whales have successfully returned to the sea. However, several could not be saved.
A veterinary team in Thailand tried in vain to rescue a pilot whale after it came to grief in a channel in the country's south. An autopsy revealed 80 plastic bags clogging up its guts.
All but five of more than 150 whales that were stranded on a beach in Western Australia have died. Volunteers spent a day trying to push the short-finned pilot whales back out to sea.
Rescuers could not save four of the ten whales that beached off Indonesia's Aceh province. The mammals that got stranded on Monday at Ujong Kareung beach attracted hundreds of onlookers.
"Cli-fi" movies are turning global warming into apocalyptic drama, but the genre's latest release – Geostorm – has been slammed as insensitive to climate-change victims. Can a good story motivate people to take action?
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