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New Zealand Oil Spill Penguins Released Back Into The Wild

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Remember that big oil tanker that spilled in New Zealand?

Well, a whole bunch of penguins were released back into their natural habitat after the oil spill was finally cleaned up.

The group of happy birds waddled back toward the ocean to the cheers of a crowd.

What a happy ending for such a terrible oil spill.

Check out the above video to see the happy homecoming.

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Lady GaGa Is Larger Than Life

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Visionaire 61 Larger Than Life Lady GaGa American Oil Spill Mermaid

But this isn't just something her little monsters and critics say.

Visionaire 61 just released their largest issue yet. How large? 5 X 7 feet…

And to cover their Guinness World Record breaking issue, they chose Lady GaGa.

Being the Larger Than Life covergirl, GaGa represents a larger than life issue. Interpretations will of course vary, but the oily mermaid with patriotic hair will most likely convey to many the American oil spill (and we're not just talking about the BP disaster).

It's a high fashion statement, Inez and Vinoodh style.

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Will The Oil Spill Affect Our Favorite Time Of The Year?

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It's turtle nesting season!!!!!!

Much like the puppy bowl, turtle nesting is an adorable event we look forward to all year.

Mother turtles off the gulf cost don't realize that their batch of little darlings are our key to finding out to what extent the BP oil spill affected the gulfs wildlife.

So far the news has been good.

As of May 24, 155 Kemp turtle's nests had been spotted on Texas shores — more than in all of last year and more than had been counted by that day in 2009 and 2008. The same is true for some other sea turtle species, although they have just started to nest so it might be too early to have confidence in those numbers.

And because sea turtles don't reach reproductive age for at least a decade, the full effects of the oil spill might not be known for years.

Some scientists fear that turtles born this season might have reproductive or health issues. Only time will tell.

For now all we can do is wait for some cute baby turtles to hatch!

[Image via WENN.]

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Peter Fonda Calls President Obama 'A Traitor' At Cannes!

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Peter Fonda, producer of a documentary that focuses on the environmental consequences of the BP oil spill, had some harsh words for President Barack Obama.

While at the Cannes Film Festival with his documentary, The Big Fix, the Easy Rider shared his outrage over Obama's handling of the worst oil spill in American history, saying:

"I sent an email to President Obama saying, 'You are a f(expletive) traitor,' using those words… 'You're a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military — in this case the coastguard — what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do'."

He's referring to BP, whose headquarters is in London, as the "foreign boots" and does not have kind words for the company he calls "a bunch of Brits". At a press conference for his film, he continued to say:

"I thought we kicked them out a long time ago. They tried to get back in in 1812, but they didn't make it."

Strong words!

Peter sent the email to the White House last week and we're curious if he'll get a response!

Do U think Peter's criticism of Obama is justified?

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Plight Of The Sea Turtle

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So Sad.

A year after the BP oil spill, endangered sea turtles are still washing up dead on Gulf shores in large numbers.

However, a recent federal investigation suggests that the culprit is likely not oil.

Scientist are now pointing their rubber gloved fingers at fishing nets.

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