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Attenborough, 90, to present BBC "Blue Planet" sequel

LONDON Britain's most revered TV naturalist David Attenborough, 90, is returning to present a sequel to "The Blue Planet" documentary series, 16 years after the original illuminated the depths of the world's oceans.

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Thai junta puts coal-fired power plant plan on hold

BANGKOK Thailand's military government has put on hold plans for a coal-fired power plant in a region known for its pristine tourist beaches after protests by residents and activists, Thai media said on Monday.

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Scientists claim existence of drowned Pacific Ocean continent

SYDNEY A continent two-thirds the size of Australia has been found beneath the south-west Pacific Ocean, scientists reported in the journal of the Geological Society of America.

18 Feb 2017

Elephants on parade in Laos as numbers dwindle

SAYABOURY, Laos Dozens of elephants, adorned in bright colors and with garlands of flowers, paraded through a Laotian town on Saturday in a celebration of a species that has become increasingly scarce in the Southeast Asian country.

Life 18 Feb 2017

Climate doubter Pruitt takes EPA reins as Trump targets regulations

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and environmentalists worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. | Video

18 Feb 2017

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