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International News Archive - April 30, 2012

Peru Now Investigating Mass Pelican Die-Off

After recent news of massive dolphin deaths, authorities are now investigating why more than 500 pelicans and other birds have been found dead on the northern coast. A clear connection between the two occurrences has yet to be determined, however.

China Successfully Launches Two Navigation Satellites

Xinhua reported on Monday that China has successfully launched two satellites into space for its Beidou global navigation and positioning network.

Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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