Rescuers search for entangled humpback whale off Vancouver Island (Canada)

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A humpback whale badly injured and entangled in rope broke free from rescuers near Tofino on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, and headed south. Photograph by : Jim Darling , Victoria Times Colonist A humpback whale badly injured and entangled in rope broke free from rescuers near Tofino on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, and headed south. Photograph by : Jim Darling , Victoria Times Colonist

September 18th, 2014. A humpback whale tangled so tightly in thick rope that its fins are torn is somewhere along the southwest coast of Vancouver Island in need of help.

“We need to put the word out that if anybody sees it, they call our hotline,” said Paul Cottrell, marine mammal co-ordinator for Fisheries and Oceans Canada. “This entanglement is almost certainly going to be lethal if nothing is done.”

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Oil-exploring seismic blasts could soon disrupt whale territory (East Coast, USA)

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Nags Head Mayor Bob Edwards said he’s terrified about what the intense sound waves can do to dolphins and endangered North Atlantic right whales, above, of which only 500 remain. Nags Head Mayor Bob Edwards said he’s terrified about what the intense sound waves can do to dolphins and endangered North Atlantic right whales, above, of which only 500 remain.

September 18th, 2014. NAGS HEAD, N.C. — As early as next spring, the boom of seismic cannons will sound under the Atlantic Ocean as the first oil and gas exploration allowed off the East Coast in three decades gets underway.

While federal officials and the oil and gas industry characterize the exploration as benign, Nags Head Mayor Bob Edwards said he’s terrified about what the intense sound waves can do to dolphins and endangered North Atlantic right whales, of which only 500 remain.

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Ian Stirling now says the polar bear that “died of climate change” last year was “in his prime”

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With Barents Sea ice way above average this summer, Polar Bear Specialist Group biologist Ian Stirling now claims the old polar bear that he said died of climate change last year on Svalbard was “in his prime” and still blames the bear’s death on lack of sea ice — despite all evidence to the contrary.

Figure 1. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) says the September minimum for 2014 is “imminent” and suggests the low may come in at 5.1 million square kilometers (far short of the 4.1 m2km low reached in 2012. About the much larger than average amount of ice around Svalbard and Franz Josef Land, they said only: “As was the case for the beginning of the month, extent remains below average in all sectors of the Arctic except for a region in the Barents Sea, east of Svalbard.” Figure 1. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) says the September minimum for 2014 is “imminent” and suggests the low may come in at 5.1 million square kilometers (far short of the 4.1 m2km low reached in 2012. About the much larger than average amount of ice around Svalbard and Franz Josef Land, they said only: “As was the case for the beginning of the month, extent remains below average in all sectors of the Arctic except for a region in the Barents Sea, east of Svalbard.”

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Radioactive Strontium at record high levels near Fukushima nuclear reactors

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diagram-Strontium-90Ocean hits record high for radioactive Strontium at all 6 locations near Fukushima reactors — Levels up to 20 times higher than reported last week — Officials: Contamination from highly radioactive ‘debris’ is seeping into ground and flowing out to sea http://enenews.com/record-high-strontium-90-ocean-water-every-location-destroyed-fukushima-reactors-levels-20-times-higher-reported-last-week-officials-contamination-highly-radioactive-debris-seeping-ground-flowin?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ENENews+%28Energy+News%29

TEPCO Prompt Report of Result of Analysis
, Sept. 10, 2014:

Port of Fukushima Daiichi, around Discharge Channel and Bank Protection — Seawater

This newly published data shows record levels of Strontium-90 have been detected at all 6 seawater monitoring locations in front of the destroyed reactors. At 3 of 6 locations levels are around triple the previous record set last year.

Yet a report released by TEPCO days later on Sept. 12, 2014 claims: “Results indicate efforts to protect water are succeeding… inside the port area, concentrations of radioactivity have been steadily decreasing… Strontium… nearest the reactors… show levels of 70-100 Bq/L … 

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Man accused of stalking girlfriend, killing her dog, then feeding it her….is out of jail, free on Bail!!

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According to Wednesday’s KRCR TV News, a Redding, California, man who is accused of attacking his girlfriend, killing her dog and then feeding the dog to the woman, is free on bail.

Last week, 34-year-old Ryan Watenpaughwas arrested on multiple charges, including stalking, animal cruelty, domestic violence…this Wednesday, after posting bail, he was freed from jail. Watenpaugh allegedly stalked his girlfriend and killed her small Pomeranian, “Bear,” and then cooked and served the dog’s meat to his unwitting, now “ex” girlfriend.

SICK POS!!!!

The disturbing incident allegedly took place during a brief reconciliation in September – after the alleged meal, Watenpaugh…

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Man who killed young dog for chasing after a rodent has been sentenced to jail; for only 15 days…What’s the bloody point???

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According to Tuesday’s publication of the Oregonian, a Portland, Oregon, man who shot and killed a young dog who chased a rodent into a hole, has been sentenced to jail time.

On Tuesday, 60-year-old Michael Robert Hutchinson pleaded no contest to felony first-degree aggravated animal abuse and misdemeanor possession of a loaded firearm in public – charges which stemmed from the fatal shooting of a one-year-old dog named “Marley.”

60-year-old Michael Robert Hutchinson

Hutchinson will only spend 15 days behind bars for the January incident which claimed the life of the terrier mix who belonged to Priscilla Bush. Hutchinson was said to be angry that Marley had chased a Nutria into a hole – the man fed the large rodents who lived near his trailer and he did not want the dog to harm them.

In addition to jail time…

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Navy War Games in Alaska Would Impact Thousands of Marine Mammals (USA)

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Stranded dead mother at Kastri, Heraklion, SE Crete on 3/4/2014. Stranded dead mother at Kastri, Heraklion, SE Crete on 3/4/2014.

September 17th, 2014 (Richard Steiner). For the past few years, the U.S. Navy has been developing plans to expand its warfaretraining exercises in the Gulf of Alaska, which they admit will impact thousands of marine mammals. The exercises are planned each summer (Apr – Oct) for five years, over an area about 300 miles x 156 miles (42,146 square miles) of the northern Gulf of Alaska, just south of Prince William Sound, and east of the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak Island.

The war games would include two Carrier Strike Groups, use of high-frequency and mid-frequency active sonar for Anti-Submarine Warfare exercises, training on new weapons systems, and two ship-sinking exercises each year. The live weapons used would include surface-to-air missiles, air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles, surface-to-air deck guns, air-to-surface bombs, air-to-surface guns, surface-to-surface guns, and heavyweight torpedoes.

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Lost dog found 5000km away

Beached dolphin family rescued by three selfless fishermen (Ireland)

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The infamous Clet, an irish dolphin, from his distinctive dorsal fin The infamous Clet, an irish dolphin, from his distinctive dorsal fin

September 9th, 2014 (Majella O’Sullivan). Three fishermen sacrificed a day’s work to rescue a dolphin family that had got into difficulty in shallow waters.

The fishermen noticed a pod of up to 60 dolphins in Smerwick Harbour in west Kerry as they made their way out to sea at dawn.

The spectacle had never been witnessed before in their lifetimes and they set about rescuing about 15 calves and their mothers that had already beached themselves on Beal Ban strand.

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

‘Shaming’ photos show airplne passengers behaving badly

Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: DNR offers smorgasbord of killing opportunities

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“You that never done nothin’ but build to destroy/You play with my world like it’s your little toy. … Even Jesus would never forgive what you do. ~ “Masters of War,” Bob Dylan

Sept. 14 is day 12 of the 35-day bear hunt. Thousands of bears, vulnerable from baiting since April, and having been run by dogs since July 1, have been wounded or killed with guns or crossbows or dogs. Most of them were spring cubs, yearlings or mothers. The last four months before denning, when they need to feed every day, bears are run relentlessly. As a consequence, there is the real risk of bears and spring cubs starving in winter dens.

Hunters, having bagged their bear, will turn attention to add the smorgasbord of killing opportunities that began Saturday, Sept. 13. The deer kill used to be a nine-day ordeal for those of us who love our…

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Yellowstone National Park To Kill Up To 900 Bison This Winter – 18 September 2014

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RT logoThe bison population in Yellowstone National Park will be significantly reduced this winter, as park officials have announced a plan to cull up to 900 animals that attempt to leave or drift away from the park.

The park’s famous bison population currently stands at roughly 4,900, meaning it could be reduced by about one-fifth.

According to Reuters, the cull announced Tuesday by Yellowstone’s science and research branch would be the largest in seven years.

However, it would still leave the herd’s numbers significantly higher than what both state and federal wildlife officials have established as the target goal – a population of somewhere between 3,000 and 3,500.

Read the full story at: www.rt.com / link to original article

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