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By: MayLine (offline) on Monday, May 12 2014 @ 07:19 PM EDT  
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Shocking and despicable! Some lowlife bureaucrat has caused terrible damage - the USPS should be ashamed. Not to mention the tree company which should have some ethical standards. May your tribe increase, Beans. You were kind to help like you did.


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By: Pat B (offline) on Wednesday, June 18 2014 @ 01:00 PM EDT  
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New Zealand Govt opens Maui's dolphin area for oil drilling
By Brook Sabin

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Tuesday 17 Jun 2014 6:07p.m.


The Government has opened up more than 3000 square kilometres of a marine mammal sanctuary for oil and gas drilling, home to the critically endangered Maui's dolphin.

It comes less than a week after the International Whaling Commission urged our Government to do more to save the species.
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The Maui's dolphin is the world's rarest. It is estimated there are only 55 left.

"I think primarily once you go from exploration right through to production, you're not jeopardising the wildlife," says Minister of Energy and Resources Mr Bridges.

In April, the Government signed off a block offer – the biggest area ever of sea and land for oil and gas exploration.

Now official documents obtained by the Green Party reveal the Department of Conservation pointed out that this is the home of the Maui's dolphin, known as the West Coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary.

The area the Government has opened up for potential drilling overlaps 3000 square kilometres into the sanctuary, including large areas off the Taranaki coast.

"There has been petroleum exploration in that area for a long period of time," says Mr Bridges. "I think it's about achieving a balance."

Last week the International Whaling Commission said it had "extreme concern" about the decline in Maui's dolphins.

Mr Bridges had an earlier bungle with the block offer, signing off the country's biggest forest park for drilling, Victoria Forest Park, despite having never heard of it.

The conservation lobby was outraged with the Victoria Forest Park incident, and opening up the Maui's dolphins' home for exploration won't go down well either.

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By: Pat B (offline) on Tuesday, September 23 2014 @ 10:21 AM EDT  
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A British Columbia fisherman made the most unusual catch of his lifetime -- a bald eagle.

CTV News.ca Staff
Published Monday, September 22, 2014 8:02PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, September 22, 2014 10:00PM EDT


Recreational fisherman Don Dunbar was fishing off the coast of Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island on Sept. 7, when he spotted a bald eagle in distress swimming toward his boat.

Dunbar dropped his fishing lines and picked up his net to scoop the bird out of the water.




It's unknown how long the eagle was floating. When Dunbar picked it up onto his boat, the eagle was exhausted and its wings were drenched.

Dunbar grabbed his iPhone, filmed the entire rescue and posted in on YouTube.

"Are you a little tired? Who's going to believe this? Did you get onto a fish that was too big for ya or what?" Dunbar is heard saying in the video as he brought the eagle onto his boat.

"Welcome aboard buddy. Let's get you in the sun, so you can warm up and dry out a bit ... then you can fly away if you choose," Dunbar said.

After a few minutes, the eagle did try to fly away, but its wings were soaked and it was too weak to take off.

Dunbar then raced back to shore, where the eagle was picked up by Wildlife Rescue.

Wildlife Rescue determined that the eagle was malnourished and was suffering from an infection. The bald eagle's diet comprises mostly of fish.

The eagle was transported to O.W.L., a refuge in Delta, B.C., where it is being taught to hunt and swim.

Eventually, the eagle will be released back into the wild, close to where it was found.

The average lifespan of a bald eagle is 25 to 40 years. In 1992, the population of bald eagles in British Columbia reached approximately 30,000.

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By: Marg (offline) on Thursday, September 25 2014 @ 04:32 PM EDT  
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Humpback Whales Breaching, Sunshine Coast BC, Sept 17, 2014.

Whales on the Sunshine Coast, BC very close to where I live.

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This awesome display of breaching by two Humpback Whales took place less than 100 feet from the shore near the entrance to Port Stalashen Marina at Wilson Creek on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. I took the video about 11:15 am on September 17, 2014 standing on the deck near the seawall. (Copyright by Karen B of Shanti Gifts, Sechelt, BC.)

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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Saturday, January 03 2015 @ 08:02 PM EST  
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Moose stuck in avalanche freed by 3 Alaska snowmobilers..Jan .3, 2015

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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Friday, January 30 2015 @ 10:07 PM EST  
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Hope for Wildlife playing host to many injured owls..Jan.30, 2015.


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Monday, February 02 2015 @ 05:16 PM EST  
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Bald eagles in Cape Breton attracted by hundreds of dead mackerel


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Off topic.. when i lived in C.B. I went swimming at the beautiful Ben Eoin beach in East Bay.


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, February 17 2015 @ 09:56 PM EST  
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RCMP find stranded seal near Highway 19 in Newtown, N.S.

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Inverness District RCMP showed some love to a baby seal on Valentine’s Day when they helped him find a new home.

On Saturday, RCMP received a call about a seal waddling near Highway 19 in Newtown, N.S., RCMP responded by locating the seal and placing it in the back of their truck using a seal net.

The seal was then transported to the Port Hawkesbury wharf where it was “released from custody” in the Strait of Canso, says an RCMP news release.

RCMP say the baby seal showed his appreciation for their efforts by posing for a photo while in the back of the truck.

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