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Environment & Animal Life, Society

Garbage litters the seabed of the Bay of Fundy

A new study of the floor of the Bay of Fundy shows a surprisingly large amount of trash and lost fishing gear. The study is the first attempt to quantify debris on the seafloor in the region. The researchers, using »

Environment & Animal Life

Island amid world’s highest tides to become wildlife reserve

The Canadian government has announced that a three-kilometre-long island in the Bay of Fundy will be protected as a National Wildlife Area. Isle Haute got the name, which is French for high island, because of its steep cliffs. It is »

Economy

Small town, big cruise ship season expected

I am willing to bet most Canadians did not know Saint John in the eastern province of New Brunswick is an increasingly popular cruise ship destination. It is a small town with a population of 67,575, according to 2016 statistics. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Humpback whale washes up on Nova Scotia coast

A new element has been added to the mystery about why thousands of dead sea creatures are washing up dead on Nova Scotia shores near the town of Digby. Thousands of herring, starfish, lobster, bar clams, crabs and scallops have »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Update: More rough water for Bay of Fundy tidal energy project

For decades people have thought of how to harness the potential renewable power of the Bay of Fundy tides in Canada’s east coast. These are the highest tides in the world, and as such extremely powerful as they advance and »

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Fundy tide power, controversy continues over ‘transparency’ concerns

Plan to capture the power of the Bay of Fundy tidal bore: possible power for 1,000 homes The bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world at about 6 metres or much higher in some areas.  Each tide »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Where are the whales?

They were once legion, but now there are only about 500 left.  Scientists don’t know where the North Atlantic right whales have gone and so have expanded a mobile phone app so citizens can help them locate the huge creatures. »