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  • Minke whale washes ashore in N.S., reason for dying not identified

    Minke whale washes ashore in N.S., reason for dying not identified

    TIVERTON, N.S. — When Amy Tudor looked down at the carcass of a minke whale that washed ashore on a rugged stretch of the Nova Scotia coast, she wondered if it was the same playful mammal that swam around her tour boat last July. Tudor, who guides expeditions with , said she noticed the animal months ago as she cruised […]

     
     
  • 54 dolphins stranded on rocky Mexico seaside

    54 dolphins stranded on rocky Mexico seaside

    MEXICO CITY – Mexican authorities say dozens of dolphins have been found stranded on a rocky beach along the coast of Baja California Sur state. The federal environmental protection agency in the area of La Paz Bay. Workers attended to the dolphins and saved 33 of them, but 21 died. The agency said Tuesday in a statement that they were […]

     
     
  • Leaping elk crashes low-flying analysis helicopter in Utah

    Leaping elk crashes low-flying analysis helicopter in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday. The elk jumped into the chopper‘s tail rotor as the aircraft flew about 10 feet (3 metres) above ground in a mountainous part of eastern Utah, with […]

     
     
  • Fertilizer and manure high Lake Erie phosphorus sources, report finds

    Fertilizer and manure high Lake Erie phosphorus sources, report finds

    DETROIT — A U.S.-Canadian agency says there‘s little doubt that commercial fertilizer and manure are the top sources of phosphorus pollution in western Lake Erie. says its science advisory board based the conclusion on an extensive analysis of existing data about the shallowest of the Great Lakes. Excessive phosphorus feeds toxic algae blooms that have plagued Erie in recent years […]

     
     
  • Nunavut venture to gather Inuit elder testimony on Franklin shipwreck websites

    Nunavut venture to gather Inuit elder testimony on Franklin shipwreck websites

    OTTAWA — Parks Canada is launching a new initiative in Nunavut to collect and share the testimony of Inuit elders who have knowledge of the doomed Franklin expedition of 1845. The project is seeking a contractor to conduct archival research and record of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror shipwreck sites. The two ships were part of Sir John Franklin‘s […]