Scientists have turned albatrosses into ocean spies by placing special radar tracking devices on them. The seabirds, which spend weeks at a time over the open ocean, collected information on boats fishing illegally.
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In today's news roundup, avalanches caused by heavy snowfall have killed dozens in Pakistan's Kashmir, thousands of Thais joined a protest run against the government, and US Customs and Border Protection wants help controlling vultures.
In today's news roundup, Australia's newspapers black out their front pages in protest, Japan's Emperor Naruhito takes the throne, and scientists get an earful from the world's loudest bird.
In today's news roundup, France puts a new tax on internet companies, a Japanese spacecraft lands on an asteroid, protected birds in Australia may have been poisoned, and a security company drops $175,000 out of their truck.
The county government near Seattle, Washington is struggling with an unusual problem: bald eagles are taking trash from a garbage dump and dropping it in the yards of people who live nearby.
As many as 20,000 seabirds have died off the coast of the Netherlands. Scientists are trying to understand what has caused the problem, but so far, it's a mystery.
The world's oldest known wild bird, an albatross named Wisdom, has returned to her nesting place in the Midway Atoll. The 68-year-old bird has just laid another egg.
An amusement park in France has come up with an unusual way of picking up trash. They have trained crows to pick up small pieces of litter.