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Seal Recovers After Losing Hind Flipper

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March 29, 2013
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An 8-month-old harbor seal pup is recovering after a brutal attack by an older seal left deep wounds all over her body. Veterinarians amputated one of her two hind flippers to prevent a stubborn infection from spreading throughout her body.


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Environmental Research Sustainability in the Rainforest

Environmental Research Sustainability in the Rainforest

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 10, 2013) — Can ecologically sound forestry be carried out in the tropics? Scientists from the Forest Stewardship Council say it can. They have developed criteria for the sustainable cultivation and trade in tropical timber. The FSC seal of certification is a visible sign of compliance with their principles. Companies that do business according to the standards of sustainable forestry can mark their products with it. Customers in Germany, for instance, can check to see what kind of wood they are buying, and trace its origin. But the seal has sparked debate. Various environmental protection organizations are strictly for or against it, with comments ranging from "exemplary" to "completely misguided." Tomorrow Today explains how the FSC's monitoring system works, and whether its seal can really be trusted.
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Paralyzed Dog Winning Hearts, Looking for Home

Paralyzed Dog Winning Hearts, Looking for Home

AP (Mar. 7, 2014) — Daisy the dog was paralyzed in her hind legs after being hit by a car last November. Since then Daisy's been cared for by a local veterinary team who hope to find her a permanent home. (March 7) Video provided by AP
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Bear Caught Opening Truck Door on Video

Bear Caught Opening Truck Door on Video

CBC (June 6, 2013) — A Maple Ridge, B.C., resident caught an unusual sight on video this week -- a bear standing on its hind legs breaking into a pickup truck.
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Some Solo Seal Pups Don't Need Rescuing

Some Solo Seal Pups Don't Need Rescuing

CBC (July 30, 2013) — Vancouver Aquarium is asking the public not to handle seal pups found on B.C.'s beaches, after a Vancouver Island woman posted video of herself petting a pup online.
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