It says something of Ranulph Fiennes's character that his response to having to pull out of the winter crossing of Antarctica expedition he'd been planning for five years was to go away and write this book. It's this positive, can-do attitude that has made him one of the most intrepid and enduring explorers of the modern era.
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Tuesday 24 January 2012
A mass-stranding of whales on a New Zealand beach has left 36 of the creatures dead and threatens 40 more.
Tuesday 03 January 2012
Police are investigating claims that a man tried to sell the bones and teeth of a whale found dead on a beach.
Friday 09 December 2011
This year’s international Travel Photographer of the Year gong has been awarded to Louis Montrose from California for his images of a painted village in Burkino Faso and the day of the dead festival in Mexico.
Thursday 25 August 2011
The redoubtable Joan Collins OBE complains on Twitter of "an extremely irresponsible headline in AOL quoting me falsely that I said 'fat people are orca sized oafs'... I NEVER said that, this why the press have a dishonest reputation". Collins does reportedly allude to "Orca-sized oafs from Planet Girth" in her new book, The World According to Joan, but I haven't read it, so perhaps she is merely referring to a small minority of fat people. Nevertheless, she told the Daily Mail: "I certainly don't admire [fat people]. They are digging their graves with their own teeth. I think to be terribly overweight is incredibly unhealthy. And how do they get into a tiny lavatory on a plane? I feel sorry for them, I do."
Monday 15 August 2011
Hooked on this tale from the deep
The Weekend's TV: Sperm Whale: Inside Nature's Giants Special / Sun Channel 4, Ronnie Corbett's Comedy Britain / Sat ITV1
Monday 08 August 2011
Whale of a time with the monster bunch
Saturday 06 August 2011
Saturday 23 July 2011
Rescuers have returned 44 pilot whales to open water after a mass stranding in an estuary of a sea loch in the Scottish Highlands.
Friday 22 July 2011
Three pilot whales have become stranded on the shore of a sea loch.
Friday 15 July 2011
Japan and other pro-whaling nations walked out of a meeting of the International Whaling Commission yesterday to protest against a proposal for a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic.
Thursday 14 July 2011
British proposals to clean up the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which has been racked by allegations of corruption among its member countries, were accepted by the Commission at its meeting in Jersey last night.
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