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U.S. Watershed Destruction and the Tipping Point – World’s Rivers in Crisis «

U.S. Watershed Destruction and the Tipping Point – World’s Rivers in Crisis « | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The world’s rivers, the single largest renewable water resource for humans and a crucible of aquatic biodiversity, are in a crisis of ominous proportions, according to a global analysis.

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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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Here's What It Would Cost to Finally Map the Ocean Floor

Here's What It Would Cost to Finally Map the Ocean Floor | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ninety-five percent of the ocean floor (that's about two-thirds of the entire Earth) remains unmapped.
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Don’t mean to burst your balloon, but ...

Don’t mean to burst your balloon, but ... | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
While balloon releases still go on in the Tampa Bay area, they’re still illegal.
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66 million dead trees in California could fuel 'catastrophic' wildfires, officials say

66 million dead trees in California could fuel 'catastrophic' wildfires, officials say | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Trees are dying at an ‘unprecedented’ rate due to drought, warmer weather and a bark beetle epidemic, prompting the US agriculture secretary’s warning
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Disturbing Aerials Reveal Canada’s Vast Tar Sand Mines

Disturbing Aerials Reveal Canada’s Vast Tar Sand Mines | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Photographer Stuart Hall wanted to show the overwhelming scale of crude oil mining in Alberta, Canada. So he took to the air.
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Amid melting Arctic ice, Kerry sees looming climate catastrophe

Amid melting Arctic ice, Kerry sees looming climate catastrophe | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Standing near Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier, the reputed source of the iceberg that sank the Titanic over a century ago, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry saw evidence of another looming catastrophe.
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Greenland was hotter than New York City last week

Greenland was hotter than New York City last week | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ice is melting so fast that scientists double checked their instruments were working.
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More than a dozen sea turtles released in ocean at Surf City

More than a dozen sea turtles released in ocean at Surf City | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
With the help of humans and with a couple hundred watching, more than a dozen sea turtles made their way back home.
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Jill Heinerth, the world’s foremost female cave diver, becomes the first RCGS Explorer-in-Residence

Jill Heinerth, the world’s foremost female cave diver, becomes the first RCGS Explorer-in-Residence | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) named Jill Heinerth, world famous Canadian cave diver, as its first Explorer-in-Residence to mark Worl
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Oceans of reasons to protect what we love

Oceans of reasons to protect what we love | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Covering more than 70 per cent of Earth’s surface, oceans, more than anything, define our small blue planet. We should celebrate their complex an
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Greenland witnessed its highest June temperature ever recorded on Thursday

Greenland witnessed its highest June temperature ever recorded on Thursday | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It was 75 degrees in the capital of Greenland on Thursday.
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Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Species across land, rivers and seas decimated as humans kill for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats
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Rescuers lose track of entangled blue whale, but effort will resume if spotted again

Rescuers lose track of entangled blue whale, but effort will resume if spotted again | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
News: Blue whale entangled off Dana Point, rescue underway | whale, point, blue, dana, spotted, boat, anderson, dave, harbor, patrol
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Plastics in the Ocean: How They Get There, Their Impacts, and Our Solutions

Plastics in the Ocean: How They Get There, Their Impacts, and Our Solutions | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Marine debris is a pervasive problem facing our ocean and Great Lakes. Of all the trash that ends up in these important water bodies, plastics are the most common. This week, we’re exploring the problem of plastics in our ocean and the solutions that are making a difference. To learn more about #OceanPlastics, keep your…
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What to watch during Shark Week (and what to avoid), according to a shark scientist

What to watch during Shark Week (and what to avoid), according to a shark scientist | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A shark scientist’s guide to watching shark week.
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Oh, the Places Your Plastic Waste Will Go

Oh, the Places Your Plastic Waste Will Go | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This infographic shows where more than 80 percent of ocean plastic comes from and where most of it ends up.
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Who’s Afraid of Frankenfish? — Pacific Standard

Who’s Afraid of Frankenfish? — Pacific Standard | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration has approved genetically modified salmon — but the public is still hopelessly confused about the purported…
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Misrepresentations on the coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef

Misrepresentations on the coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Widespread misinterpretations pertaining to mass coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) transpired across various news sources in Australia. According to The Australian , Russell Reichelt, chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, initially blamed activist scientists and lobby groups on misleading maps, surveys and data regarding the extent and impact of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.
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Australia Will Spend $739 Million to Help Protect Great Barrier Reef

Australia Will Spend $739 Million to Help Protect Great Barrier Reef | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Australia’s government plans a A$1 billion ($739 million) fund to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the effects of climate change and declining water qua
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Watch our planet evolve, from the last ice age to 1000 years in the future

Today we have satellite images that let us see how the Earth’s surface changes from year to year. That’s a short time frame on the scale of planetary shifts, but the images still show some striking trends, such as the recent shrinkage of the polar ice cap. What if we had satellite imagery of the Earth going […]
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Megamouth Tagged for the First Time

Megamouth Tagged for the First Time | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Grad student Paul Clerkin and marine biologist David Ebert make history as they put the first satellite tag ever on a megamouth shark. From Shark Week 2015's "Alien Sharks: Close Encounters."
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Tasmania: the isle that's wild at heart - Lonely Planet

Tasmania: the isle that's wild at heart - Lonely Planet | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Super-Sized El Niño Is Over, La Niña Is Up Next

Super-Sized El Niño Is Over, La Niña Is Up Next | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This year's monstrous El Niño, nicknamed Godzilla by NASA, is dead.
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Night Diving is Not So Scary as You Think it Is and Here is Why

Night Diving is Not So Scary as You Think it Is and Here is Why | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Are you afraid of the dark and do you think night diving is scary? In this article we explain why scuba diving at night is awesome and not scary.
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