The roughly 800 dolphin deaths observed off central and northern Peru are likely a result of natural causes, Fox New Latino website said on Wednesday, citing a government agency finding.
Meanwhile, deaths of more than 1,200 pelicans were blamed on starvation, owing to warming-induced migration of the cold-water fish that are the birds' food.
According to Peru's Sea Institute, human activities have been "ruled out as a direct cause of death" for the dolphins. However, the report left the exact cause of death undetermined.
As for the pelican deaths, these were attributed to lack of food, a government minister stated told a Peru radio audience on Tuesday.
Migration of cold-water fish away from the coast has followed warming of the sea surface off central and northern Peru. Most of the dead birds were found to be "very young pelicans", inexperienced in gathering their own food.
The hundreds of dead seabirds were found along a stretch of beaches in Piura and Lambayeque regions earlier this year, leading to calls for an official investigation.
Multiple tornadoes touched down across Indiana and Ohio on Wednesday, one of which flattened a Starbucks in the town of Kokomo, Indiana.
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to strengthen significantly and reach Florida and the Bahamas with strong winds, coastal flooding and torrential rainfall during Sunday and Monday.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will bring the potential for flash flooding and localized damaging wind gusts through Thursday.
One of the most widespread and intense heat waves of the summer will be entrenched across most of Germany through the weekend.
Stargazers will want to dig out their binoculars and telescopes this weekend as Venus and Jupiter shine so close that they appear as one large, bright star in the evening sky.
Following a taste of autumn chill to start the week, is summer heat and humidity over for the northeastern United States?
Sturtevant, IN (2001)
A tornado 3 miles north-northwest of town. The tornado destroyed a hay barn with a horse trailer pushed out the back of the barn. A power pole was snapped off and wires were downed near Old Highway 11. A speed trailer near Highway 11 and I-94 was destroyed. Large barricades were lifted from the south side of Highway 11 and moved to the north side. Total losses exceeded $30,000. The path length of the tornado was 3 miles.
Washington, D.C. (1814)
Tornado struck part of Washington, D.C., killing many British soldiers who were burning the capitol.
South Carolina (1885)
Hurricane struck SC; $1.3 million damage at Charleston with many fatalities.