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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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Flag systems regulate boat traffic around scuba-diving sites

Flag systems regulate boat traffic around scuba-diving sites | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A diver-down flag warns boat operators that a scuba diver is in the water and they should proceed slowly, keeping a wide berth from the divers. The onus i
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West Antarctic ice shelf breaking up from the inside out

West Antarctic ice shelf breaking up from the inside out | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A key glacier in Antarctica is breaking apart from the inside out, suggesting that the ocean is weakening ice on the edges of the continent.
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CSI for the Sea: How Scientists Use DNA to Spy on Whales and Find 'Extinct' Fish

CSI for the Sea: How Scientists Use DNA to Spy on Whales and Find 'Extinct' Fish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
'Environmental DNA' can help scientists identify potentially thousands of species from a single liter of water.
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102 million dead California trees 'unprecedented in our modern history,' officials say

102 million dead California trees 'unprecedented in our modern history,' officials say | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The number of dead trees in California’s drought-stricken forests has risen dramatically to more than 102 million, according to the results of a new aerial
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Yet Another Important Underwater Ecosystem Could Soon Be Wiped Out

Yet Another Important Underwater Ecosystem Could Soon Be Wiped Out | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Another ocean ecosystem bites the dust.
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How to Deal With Hyperventilation When Scuba Diving

How to Deal With Hyperventilation When Scuba Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Tips to Prevent Shortness of Breath Caused By Hyperventilation Underwater

I could tell that my student was hyperventilating – huge clouds of bubbles burst from his regulator every few seconds and I could hear him gasping for breath. He was overexerting himself, and was so focused on deploying a reel and swimming that he couldn’t gain
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4 ways you can use the law to call out the fossil fuel industry – join the wave of growing legal action

4 ways you can use the law to call out the fossil fuel industry – join the wave of growing legal action | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Paris agreement has catapulted us all into a new reality. Governments have signed it, now they must act on it. And meanwhile, a global movement of people against fossil fuels is moving ahead - and you can be a part of it. We are the generation that ends fossil fuels!Here are four ways people just like you are leading t
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Safety, precision searching keys in underwater diver towing

Safety, precision searching keys in underwater diver towing | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An Underwater Diver Tow System developed by Paul Darnbrough is designed to help divers more efficiently explore debris fields from shipwrecks o
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Baby lobsters in hot water as ocean temperatures rise

Baby lobsters in hot water as ocean temperatures rise | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new study by scientists in Maine found that if global warming trends continue, lobsters will struggle to survive by the year 2100
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How its made:::Scuba Tanks/Cylinders

How its made:::Scuba Tanks/Cylinders | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A diving cylinder, scuba tank or diving tank is a gas cylinder used to store and transport the high pressure breathing gas required by a scuba set. It may also be used for surface-supplied diving or as decompression gas or an emergency gas supply for surface supplied diving or scuba. Cylinders provide gas
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Nations push to protect Antarctica's 'last ocean' - BBC News

Nations push to protect Antarctica's 'last ocean' - BBC News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Campaigners believe a long-standing proposal to establish a vast marine protected area (MPA) in the waters around Antarctica will be accepted this week.
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Please take the pledge not to purchase Under Armour products until they stop endorsing trophy killers and profiting off the blood of the innocent.

Please take the pledge not to purchase Under Armour products until they stop endorsing trophy killers and profiting off the blood of the innocent. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Recently, I became aware that Under Armour supports and endorses individuals that kill animals for trophy through a social media site #uahunt. This site is where all trophy killers go to brag, post pictures of their latest victims, congratulate one another and share in the glory. As I scrolle
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Edmund Fitzgerald

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Here is the next story on The Scuba News Canada's continuing series on "A Shipwreck in Every Province in Canada" This is probably the most famous shipwreck in Canada, and that can be attributed to Gordon LightLight!


On 10 November, 1975 the Great Lakes freight vessel, the Edmund Fitzgerald, sank in a violent storm on Lake Superior.

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Tracking the Secret Lives of Ocean Predators

Tracking the Secret Lives of Ocean Predators | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Cutting-edge technology used by marine biologist Barbara Block is leading to more knowledge about sharks and bluefin tuna.
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Introducing:::ScubaCool

Introducing:::ScubaCool | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
How "cool" are we scuba divers. Well, we are pretty cool in that we have taken a scuba diver course, purchased  gear, explore the beauty underwater that land lovers can't see, and travel to exotic destinations to take in beautiful fish, corals and shipwrecks.
How cool do we look underwater? Maybe not
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Stop FedEx From Shipping Shark Fins

Stop FedEx From Shipping Shark Fins | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Shark populations are declining around the globe, with over 140 species of sharks swimming towards extinction. The demand for fins, for use in shark fin soup, is a major reason sharks are disappearing - over 73 million sharks are killed for their fins every year.

FedEx does and will ship shark fins, as long as they are
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Tell Congress Not to Stand in the Way of National Parks Going Bottled Water Free!

Tell Congress Not to Stand in the Way of National Parks Going Bottled Water Free! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Which is the greenest, happiest country in the world?

Which is the greenest, happiest country in the world? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
One country is achieving the right balance between well-being and environmental sustainability, according to the Happy Planet Index 2016.
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First-Ever Madagascar Dolphin Fossil Discovered

First-Ever Madagascar Dolphin Fossil Discovered | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The vertebra of an ancient dolphin is the first evidence on record that these marine mammals lived near Madagascar millions of years ago.
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Almost 100,000 Reindeer Starved to Death in Arctic Circle

Almost 100,000 Reindeer Starved to Death in Arctic Circle | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Almost 100,000 reindeer starved to death between 2006 and 2013 along the Arctic Circle in Russia. Scientists have linked this tragic event to unpredictable weather patterns caused by global warming. In 2006, 20,000 reindeer perished, and in 2013, 61,000 reindeer froze to death.
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Thousands of Chinese ships trawl the world, so how can we stop overfishing?

Thousands of Chinese ships trawl the world, so how can we stop overfishing? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The UN has pledged to ensure healthy, productive oceans – but how can this be achieved when demand for fish has never been higher
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Sail Away from Plastic Seas – with Science

Sail Away from Plastic Seas – with Science | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As a kid, I hated science – few things bored me more. So, it may seem surprising that I am now, at age 30, a professional scientist – a marine biologist, actually. I earned a Ph.D. in 2015 and have spent the past decade investigating how marine ecosystems function so that we can better protect them and all that they offer humankind.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, November 15, 11:21 PM

Option topic : Marine environments - change and management 

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Climate change is dulling the survival instincts of fish

Climate change is dulling the survival instincts of fish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The sensory systems of fish are short-circuiting, and a new study blames climate change.

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The Ethyl B Sumner: On Wreck and Mystery

The Ethyl B Sumner: On Wreck and Mystery | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In the dark of midnight, November 12, 1912, Ethyl B Sumner struck a ledge near Waterside, New Brunswick, and broke apart. According to a commentary writte
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Are Shark Feeding Dives Acceptable?

Are Shark Feeding Dives Acceptable? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An Interview with Dr. David Delaney

An Expert's Opinion on the Controversial Practice of Shark Baiting:

Dr. David Delaney has dedicated his career to the study and conservation of sharks. I was interested to learn what he thinks about the practice of baited shark dives. Shark feeding
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