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Thousands Of Dead Fish And Other Sea Creatures Wash Up On Nova Scotia Coast

Up to 20,000 fish and other sea animals were found dead along the western coast of Nova Scotia in Canada. Officials are now testing the water for potential pesticide contamination or low levels of oxygen.

Earth/Environment December 30, 2016

Thousands Of Alaskan Seabirds Starved To Death? Mass Deaths Baffle Scientists

Common murres are dying by the thousands, washing ashore on beaches along the Alaska Gulf. Die-offs are not unusual but scientists have not been able to pinpoint the reason for this one.

Earth/Environment January 15, 2016

Mass Die-off Of Saiga Continues: 60,000 Antelopes Mysteriously Die in Four Days

Wildlife experts in central Kazakhstan reported another mass die-off of saigas in the region numbering at around 60,000 individual antelopes. Report of the incident comes following a similar mass death of saigas that occurred from May to June.

Earth/Environment September 5, 2015

Small Electronic Tags May Be Key To Solving Bee Crisis

A new electronic sensor technology developed by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization aims to provide scientists with an explanation as to why large populations of honey bees are suddenly dying in different parts of the world.

Earth/Environment August 25, 2015

Salmon Dying By The Thousands In Hot U.S. Rivers

Officials from Oregon's fish and wildlife department report that out of the 507,000 sockeye salmon that swam through two dams of the Columbia River, only 272,000 of the fish were able to survive the journey. This mass die-off of salmon is believed to be cause by the increase in water temperatures in the region.

Earth/Environment July 29, 2015

Almost 10 Dead Fin Whales Spotted In Alaskan Waters

At least nine carcasses of dead fin whales have been found floating in the water along the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska since May, according to a report by marine scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Earth/Environment June 20, 2015

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