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Blind harbor seal learns basic skills at SeaLife Center

...members say he might have improving sight, but only in one eye.Federal officials say Bryce can't be released back into the wild, so he will stay at the center until a permanent home can be found.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-26/blind-harbor-seal-learns-basic-skill
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An Outdoor View: Hope for the future

Earlier this week, billionaire Bill Gates announced on his Internet blog that a new kind of sewage-treatment plant, an "Omniprocessor," had been built that can turn feces into pure water and provide enough electricity to run the plant, with some to spare. On a YouTube video, Gates can be seen drinking water from the output of the plant. "The water tasted as good as any I've had out of a bottle," he said.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-01-08/an-outdoor-view-hope-for-the-fut
Outdoors
Once more into the wild

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) - Mike Yochim asked for help up from a blue chair in his living room with windows overlooking a cloud-covered Electric Peak. Using a walker, he slowly moved across the room to the staircase.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-09-04/once-more-into-the-wild
Outdoors
Wildlife refuge learning program takes hands-on approach

In the dense forest behind the Kenai Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, standing beside one of the 11 cabins erected by Andrew Berg, Hamilton Hunt helped Park Ranger Leah Eskelin read the data on a small black device she held in her hand.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-02/wildlife-refuge-learning-program-tak
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Packrafting sees boom in popularity

...Packrafting Association is keeping an eye on."We are apprehensive about the flood of packrafters that are headed out into the wild in these boats," Meiklejohn said.Some land managers are also apprehensive about this growing sport and are struggling...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-08-21/packrafting-sees-boom-in-popular
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Summit inspires generation of climbers

SISTERS, Ore. (AP) - As first-time climber Adam Rosalez stood in the shadow of Oregon's third-tallest mountain on a perfect September morning, he couldn't help but wonder exactly what he was getting into.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-09-18/summit-inspires-generation-of-cl
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Morning fire destroys Soldotna home

...said there were cars and other objects around the trailer that were threatened by the blaze. "It was starting to get into the wild land section but crews put that out pretty quick," he said. The two people who escaped from the fire had non-life-threatening...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-07/morning-fire-destroys-soldotna-home
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...WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) - The Wildlife Center of Virginia is seeking sponsors for animals that can't be released back into the wild.About two dozen animals are permanent residents of the center in Waynesboro. They include hawks, owls, opossums...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-04-28
Arts & Entertainment

...a native species.The relative newcomer has essentially taken over a five-block radius from where they were let into the wild in San Pedro in 1994. A homeowner brought a few of the bright green lizards back from a trip to Sicily and they have...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-11-25
Arts & Entertainment

...Taylor said too many people bought the dyed chicks at Easter without knowing how to care for them and would let them go into the wild where hawks got them or they died.Curt Jacques, owner of West Lebanon Feed and Supply, opposes coloring chicks...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-10-14
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