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A record 39 new North Atlantic right whale calves have been spotted in winter nursery waters

Source: Nova News Now, Thu May 14, 2009
A record 39 new North Atlantic right whale calves have been spotted in the winter nursery waters off the southeastern U.S.

Nova Scotia bans smoking in cars with children as of April 1

Source: CBC, Sat March 22, 2008
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - On April 1, Nova Scotia will become the first province in Canada to make it illegal to smoke in motor vehicles with anyone under 19 inside.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

The World’s Mysterious Places

Source: Metacafe, Tue July 10, 2007
Mountain View, California, USA - This compilation of the world's most mysterious places on Google Earth includes Oak Island, Area 51, the Pyramid of the Sun & Moon, various figures from Nazca, the Atacama Giant, Loch Ness, Arbor Low, Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill, St. Michael's Mount, Angkor Wat, Ayres Rock, the Olgas, and Maree Man.

Heimlich inventor honours Cape Breton boy

Source: CBC, Thu April 26, 2007
Cape Breton, NS, Canada - The man who created the Heimlich manoeuvre has personally congratulated an 11-year-old Cape Breton boy for saving his choking friend last week.

Boy turns lifesaver for choking friend

Source:, Thu April 19, 2007
Howie Centre, Cape Breton - A Grade 6 student in Cape Breton used the life-saving skills he learned in a babysitting course to save his friend from choking Wednesday.

Sea Creatures to Be Tagged and Tracked

Source: Discovery News, Tue February 13, 2007
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - In a modern update of "fish and chips," researchers are planning a worldwide effort to track the movement of sea creatures tagged with tiny electronic devices.

Cape Breton joins space race

Source: Toronto Star, Wed August 16, 2006
Cape Breton, NS - N.S. signs private launch facility deal Space station flights planned by 2009

Students invent natural way to purify polluted water

Source: CBC News, Fri May 05, 2006
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Scallop shells can be used to clean up polluted water, three teenagers in Halifax have discovered.

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