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    In North Carolina, Duke Energy Foots the Cleanup Bill for Dan River Spill
    June 10, 2014 -- Duke Energy, in agreement with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, announced Monday that it will pay all cleanup costs associated with the recent Dan River spill.
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    In California, Team of Experts Save Entangled Humpback Whale
    June 9, 2014 -- A humpback whale was saved from a life-threatening rope tangle after a seven-hour rescue near the north shore of Santa Cruz Island on June 6. Captain Dave Beezer and his crew aboard the Condor Express saw a plethora of blue and humpback whales on a whale-watching tour last Thursday evening, but as they concluded the trip, Beezer noticed something unusual about one particular creature. With a boatful of worried passengers, they followed the massive mammal and found it was tangled in fishing rope, circling it a couple of times around its middle and hog-tying its tail flukes. “All it could do was slowly swim in small circles,” explained Beezer.
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    Pew Charitable Trusts Pushes for Shark Conservation Areas
    June 9, 2014 -- Shark conservationists are tracing DNA to save endangered species and encouraging the establishment of sanctuaries for the predatory fish, according to scientists with The Pew Charitable Trusts.
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    For World Oceans Day, Fishing for Energy Announces Support for Marine Debris Education Programs at Aquariums across the United States
    WASHINGTON (PR Newswire) -- June 6, 2014 -- In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8th, Fishing for Energy, the public-private partnership aimed at reducing the adverse effects of derelict fishing gear and marine debris, has announced $150,000 in grant support from Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy.
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    EPA Agrees to Greater Protection of Salmon from Pesticides
    June 6, 2014 -- On June 4, after a two year dispute between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a coalition of conservation organizations and fishing groups, an agreement was finally reached to set reasonable no-spray buffer zones to protect salmon from five harmful insecticides: diazinon, chlorpyrifos, malathion, carbaryl, and methomyl.
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