Posts Tagged Environment and nature

The 21 stages of the 2015 Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — The 21 stages of the 2015 Tour de France announced Wednesday by Tour organizers:

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Newborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead

In this Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 file photo provided by the Center for Whale Research, a baby orca swims between two adults in the waters of Puget Sound near Seattle, Wash. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research on Friday Harbor said Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, that the baby orca apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia. Balcomb said the whale, designated L-120, has not been seen since the L pod returned in recent days to the inland waters of western Washington.(AP Photo/Center for Whale Research, Dave Ellifrit)

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia, the Center for Whale Research said.

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‘Gray Mountain’ won’t disappoint Grisham fans

This book cover image released by Doubleday shows "Gray Mountain," by John Grisham. (AP Photo/Doubleday)

“Gray Mountain” (Doubleday), by John Grisham

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‘Superstorm’ crafts narrative from Sandy’s wrath

This book cover image released by Dutton shows "Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy," by Kathryn Miles. (AP Photo/Dutton)

“Superstorm” (Dutton), by Kathryn Miles

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Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

A runner, wearing a mask to protect herself from pollutants, looks at her smartphone as she and others jog past Chang'an Avenue near Tiananmen Square shrouded in haze at the start of 2014 Beijing International Marathon in Beijing, China Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

BEIJING (AP) — Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.

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