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Canada set to declare Arctic marine sanctuary protected: officials

The leading advocates of a new national marine park in Lancaster Sound — a wildlife-rich but controversial expanse of waters off the north coast of Baffin Island — say the Canadian government is poised to end doubts about the area’s future and officially declare it protected.
"We are very pleased that the federal government is taking proactive steps to safeguard this globally significant marine ecosystem,"
- Chris Debicki, Nunavut director for Oceans North Canada

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Canada set to declare Arctic marine sanctuary protected: officials

Source: Vancouver Sun, Mon December 06, 2010
The leading advocates of a new national marine park in Lancaster Sound — a wildlife-rich but controversial expanse of waters off the north coast of Baffin Island — say the Canadian government is poised to end doubts about the area’s future and officially declare it protected.

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.

Missing for a month, Igloolik elder found alive

Source: CBC.ca, Fri June 29, 2007
Igloolik, Nunavut - An 81-year-old elder and hunter from Igloolik was found alive Thursday, after four weeks of air and ground searches.

Nunavut targets incandescent bulbs

Source: CBC, Sat March 24, 2007
Nunavut - The Nunavut government plans to introduce legislation banning the sale and purchase of traditional incandescent light bulbs, in the hopes of becoming the first Canadian jurisdiction to do so.

Legendary ‘Unicorns’ Have Individual Voices

Source: Live Science, Sat September 30, 2006
Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada - Arctic whales whose long, spiraled tusks created the myth of the unicorn seem to call out with individual voices, according to a new study.

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