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Another Major City Bans Plastic Shopping Bags

Another Major City Bans Plastic Shopping Bags | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Chicago has become the latest U.S. city to approve a ban on plastic shopping bags.

The City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of a partial plastic bag ban in Chicago on Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports. The proposal was backed by Mayor R...
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Thumbs up---wish other cities would ban them as well!

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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, May 2, 2014 8:08 AM

Plastic bags will become a thing of the past very soon; it can be done and more governments are showing the courage to take a stand.

CEC Houston's curator insight, September 3, 2014 5:32 PM

California, Chicago.... While Texas contemplates the legality of bag fees. Which city in the Houston region will be the first? Houston, Pasadena, Pearland, Sugar Land, Baytown, League City?

Maria Loughran's curator insight, May 18, 2015 6:05 PM

Needs to be nation-wide.

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Introducing The Canadian Working Divers Institute

Introducing The Canadian Working Divers Institute | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Canadian Working Divers Institute has moved to a superior campus located at Chapleau Lodge on Borden Lake near Chapleau, Ontario.
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Missing Russian 'lacked diving skills'

Missing Russian 'lacked diving skills' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Woman who disappeared on Koh Tao had only dived in a pool, also had chronic illnesses
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Dive Computers For Scuba Diving Newbies

Dive Computers For Scuba Diving Newbies | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Did you just get certified as an open water diver or now planning to dive recreational depths on your own? That's a good agenda for a budding recreational diving career. But before you get into the diving boat or onboard a liveaboard cruiser and conquer over a hundred feet of sea water, check if you've
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This Single Photo of a Polar Bear Will Show You WHY We Need to Stand Up for the Planet

This Single Photo of a Polar Bear Will Show You WHY We Need to Stand Up for the Planet | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
By now, we are all familiar with the idea that Polar Bears are disappearing, but a recent image from Kerstin Langenberger Photography of an emaciated bear in the Arctic solidifies what exactly this means.
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Remains of extinct 'zebra-like' horse found in cave of ancient man

Remains of extinct 'zebra-like' horse found in cave of ancient man | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Researchers have found remains of the Ovodov Horse in a cave in Russia that show it was alive as recently as 24,000 years ago - hundreds of thousands of years later than we thought.
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Effects of extreme drought can take years to surface in a forest

Effects of extreme drought can take years to surface in a forest | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Why do some trees die in a drought and others don’t? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in future droughts?Scientists from UC Davis and colleagues examined those questions in a study published in the journal Ecolog
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Testing of a hydrogen bomb

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The nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll program was a series of 23 nuclear devices detonated by the United States between 1946 to 1958.

Test weapons were detonated on the reef itself, on the sea, in the air and underwater. The actual island, Bikini Atoll, is one island of 23 islands that comprises the Marshall Islands in
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FedEx: Please Stop Transporting Captive Dolphins for Human Entertainment!

We learned from the recent shipment of three captive-born dolphins to Dolphinaris Arizona that FedEx has been transporting live dolphins for the captivity industry .

Dolphins transported in this inhumane manner are packed in narrow coffin-like crates where they remain immobile throughout the entire trip as if they were inanimate objects. Such
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Caribbean dives and descending under frozen lake both a lark

Caribbean dives and descending under frozen lake both a lark | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Having done most of her diving in warm-winter climates such as the Caribbean, one would think Charlene Suchy would be hesitant to dive under a
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To figure out how ghost sharks evolved, scientists virtually reconstructed an ancient shark brain

To figure out how ghost sharks evolved, scientists virtually reconstructed an ancient shark brain | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A fossilized shark skull that’s more than 280 million years old could be a missing evolutionary link between sharks, and their strange deep-sea relatives known as ghost sharks. That’s not all
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10 Masters of undersea camouflage

10 Masters of undersea camouflage | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Discover the experts of underwater camouflage, best equipped fish to hide from predators or to fool their prey.
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9 Things That Can Kill You in the Ocean Besides Sharks

Your life preserver can't save you now.
Sure, summer is a great time to visit the beach, build sandcastles and splash in the water, but it can also can be a time of grave danger. The ocean is dark, and deep, and loaded with mysterious creatures and tales of woe. If you don't stay alert, you
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Here comes Finclip, the new way to don your fins

Here comes Finclip, the new way to don your fins | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Due to the great interest among the community of divers, the Finclip Team has just relaunched the crowfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund the productio
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New World record in free diving under the ice

New World record in free diving under the ice | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There are two different types of free diving – the better-known free diving for depth and the lesser known free diving for distance. But in bot
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How Did Aboriginal Australians Arrive on the Continent? DNA Helps Solve a Mystery

How Did Aboriginal Australians Arrive on the Continent? DNA Helps Solve a Mystery | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists used a genetic test to discover that the ancestors of Aboriginal Australians arrived 50,000 years ago and spread along the coastlines.
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China's premier unveils smog-busting plan to 'make skies blue again'

China's premier unveils smog-busting plan to 'make skies blue again' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Li Keqiang promises to intensify battle against air pollution as he unveils series of measures at annual people’s congress
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A famous island nobody knows

A famous island nobody knows | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
“These islands touched my life without my knowing: the perfumes that waft by at parties, the vanilla that flavours my ice cream and the cloves that spice up my Christmas cookies.”
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Report: U.S. and Canadian Farms Are Devastating the Great Lakes

Report: U.S. and Canadian Farms Are Devastating the Great Lakes | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Our governments must do more!
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Here's How Virginia Scientists Perform Autopsies on Whales

Here's How Virginia Scientists Perform Autopsies on Whales | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Alex Costidis ran a razor-sharp knife through the thick blubber Friday morning, exposing some of the whale’s organs. Somehow, the smell didn’t seem t
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Global warming could lead to toxic fish

Global warming could lead to toxic fish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Global warming could lead to raised levels of toxic mercury in the fish we eat, new research suggests. Increased rainfall and melting snow and ice is expected to increase the flow of organic matter into aquatic ecosystems in large parts of the northern hemisphere. Research conducted in Sweden predicts that this could lead to a sevenfold increase in the mercury content of zooplankton, tiny marine animals at the base of the ocean food chain.
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