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Mass sperm whale deaths across Western Europe

Since mid-January, 29 sperm whales have died on beaches in the Netherlands, France, Germany and Britain. They are thought by experts to be members of the same pod, a group of young males migrating south from subpolar waters. Its unclear why these sperm whales entered these shallow waters, given that they are deep-sea mammals and are can easily become disoriented if they get into shallow water.

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Young Friends of the Earth and Environmental Pillar’s election debate on the environment sets twitter alight with #GE16Environment

In an effort to break the silence on the topics of environment and climate change thus far in the general election campaign, Young Friends of the Earth and The Environmental Pillar hosted a hustings at Wynn’s hotel in Dublin, last night. If achieving trending status on twitter is anything to go by, this was certainly achieved and #GE16Environment finally made it onto the agenda.