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2011-09-19 09:04:00

WATERFORD, Vt., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- What could be a more universal sign that you support the fight against breast cancer than proudly displaying a pink doormat on your doorstep in October - National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Even better, what if that doormat were made from recycled rope that otherwise could have ended up in a landfill? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110919/CG70493) In October, pink goes with every home! Pink doormats on the doorstep...

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2008-10-17 14:15:00

Thousands of abandoned nets and crab pots remain in Puget Sound in Washington state after five years of efforts to remove them, officials said. The derelict fishing gear is believed to have killed 30,000 marine animals, including sea otters and other mammals and diving birds, the Seattle Times reported. One net pulled up last week contained bird bones and the remains of star fish and mollusks. The nets and pots, designed to trap marine animals, can get caught on reefs and continue their...

2007-10-10 18:00:21

By Paul Davis; Journal Staff Writer Before he was old enough to drive, Andrew Cavanagh fished. As a boy, he held a flashlight on a dock at Sakonnet Point while his father, a lobsterman, tinkered with an oily engine. When he turned 15, he borrowed $8,500 from his mother and sister to buy a motor and gear for his 22-foot skiff. He knew fishing wouldn't be easy. For 30 years his father, Robert, had shouldered raw gales and rough seas to catch lobsters along the jagged floor of the...