A young North Atlantic right whale was found dead off a Martha's Vineyard beach in Massachusetts over the weekend as the number of the endangered species continues to decline and is "approaching extinction."
NOAA said its fisheries division was notified Sunday that a dead female right whale was located near Joseph Sylvia State Beach in Edgartown.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare, an organization that responds to stranded marine mammals on Cape Cod and the south coast of Massachusetts, as well as the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) were able to secure the whale, NOAA Fisheries said. And preliminary observations showed the presence of rope around and embedded in the whale's tail.
NOAA said the whale was female, but because of the animal's position, it couldn't be identified. However, it was estimated that the dead right whale was a juvenile due to its size.
Residents were evacuated from small coastal towns near Cape Town in South Africa as wildfires swept down from surrounding mountains and burned out of control for a second day on Tuesday.
Authorities ordered a full evacuation of Pringle Bay, a coastal village popular with holidaymakers about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Cape Town. People evacuated parts of the nearby town of Betty's Bay on Monday.
Wildfires are relatively common in the mountain ranges around Cape Town and further down the coast in the South African summer, but it's unusual for towns to be completely evacuated.
Dramatic scenes out of Peru after homes were buried in a landslide triggered by torrential rain in swathes on Peru.
An avalanche caused damage to infrastructure in Haural, in Peru's central coastal area, local media reported on Tuesday (January 30). Locals grabbed shovels and pickaxes to divert the floodwaters near homes.
The Huaral Civil Defence office is assessing the damage caused and trying to determine the economic losses in the area.
Meanwhile in La Oroya, Junin, an overflowing river engulfed a local bridge. In Chanchamayo, a bus was trapped due to a strong water current fueled by the rains in the area.
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An Indianapolis police officer fired their weapon Tuesday morning to break up an aggressive dog attack that left an 85-year-old man dead.
His granddaughter identified him as Willie Mundine. He had been earlier listed as being 86 years old and critically injured. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said in a media notification Tuesday night that it will be investigating with assistance from Indianapolis Animal Care Services.
IMPD officers were called around 9:55 a.m. on a report of an aggressive dog attacking a person in 2300 block of North Kenyon Street. That's west of the I-70 interchange for Shadeland Avenue on the east side of Indianapolis.
Over 104 inches of snow has fallen so far this winter in Anchorage as of Monday, marking this season as the earliest on record to surpass the 100-inch milestone.
A storm that started Sunday and largely tailed off by Monday afternoon had dropped nearly 17 inches on the city by evening to establish the new seasonal snowfall total, according to the National Weather Service. The storm closed schools in Anchorage and Mat-Su on Monday, and contributed to a fatal collision on the Parks Highway.
This is the second season in a row that Anchorage has seen more than 100 inches of snow. In the 2022-23 season, the weather service recorded nearly 108 inches. The snowiest season on record was the 2011-12 winter with 134.5 inches, according to agency data.