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As Regulators Meet, Fishing Boats Thumb Their Noses

As Regulators Meet, Fishing Boats Thumb Their Noses | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Two fleets, one of them Chinese and the other unidentified, intrude on bluefin tuna zones as the European Union and the United States confer on regulation of illegal fishing.
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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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Why is Antarctica's sea ice spreading as the Arctic's shrinks?

Why is Antarctica's sea ice spreading as the Arctic's shrinks? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Currents steered by Southern Ocean seafloor help create frozen shield.
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Where does America's e-waste end up? GPS tracker tells all

Where does America's e-waste end up? GPS tracker tells all | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Despite pledges to responsibly recycle old TVs and other unwanted electronics with toxic materials inside, an investigation tracks e-waste from the U.S. to unregulated scrapyards in Hong Kong.
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The world's top 5 weirdest destinations for scuba diving holidays

The world's top 5 weirdest destinations for scuba diving holidays | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As revealed in a recent online article published by CNN online, (2011) some of the world's weirdest and rarest destinations for unique scuba diving adventures have been identified and summarized in a list of the top five.

For those looking for truly exotic and astonishing destinations for their next scuba diving holidays, here we
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How You Can Assist The Sedna Epic Expedition to Canada’s High Arctic

How You Can Assist The Sedna Epic Expedition to Canada’s High Arctic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
During July 25 to August 4, 2016, Team Sedna will fly to Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, for an action-packed, 11-day expedition to study the impacts o
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Dan’s Dive Shop, Ontario Provides Once In A Lifetime Experience

Dan’s Dive Shop, Ontario Provides Once In A Lifetime Experience | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Dan's Dive shop is proud to bring you a once in a Lifetime Experience in the form of a pair of special tech talks hosted by deep cave and technica
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Prehistoric Site in Florida Confirms Pre-Clovis Peopling of the Americas

Prehistoric Site in Florida Confirms Pre-Clovis Peopling of the Americas | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Stone tools, butchered mastadon provide evidence of occupation 14,550 years ago.
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Ocean Blasting: Groups Seek Ban as Big Atlantic Test Looms

Ocean Blasting: Groups Seek Ban as Big Atlantic Test Looms
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It Took Us a While to Start Saying 'Climate Change.' Now We'll Start Saying 'Climate Refugees.'

It Took Us a While to Start Saying 'Climate Change.' Now We'll Start Saying 'Climate Refugees.' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The climate crisis is upon us. Millions of dollars are going out the door. It's only going to get worse.​
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Hong Kong shark fin imports down sharply in five years

Hong Kong shark fin imports down sharply in five years | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
» Hong Kong shark fin imports down sharply in five years On the pulse
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Scientists find sustainable solutions for oysters in the future by looking into the past

Scientists find sustainable solutions for oysters in the future by looking into the past | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Oysters are keystone organisms in estuaries around the world, influencing water quality, constructing habitat and providing food for humans and wildlife. Yet their populations in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere have dramaticall
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The growing threat from plastic pollution to human health

The growing threat from plastic pollution to human health | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Millions of tons of tiny debris from plastic bags, bottles and clothes in the world’s oceans present a serious threat to human health and marine ecosystems.

This is the stark warning issued by the United Nations in a report on the most dangerous environmental problems facing the world today.
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Sustainable Seafood Boom Brings Hope To An Overfished Planet

Sustainable Seafood Boom Brings Hope To An Overfished Planet | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The certified seafood market raked in $11.5 billion last year, according to a new report.
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Modern slavery is destroying the environment – to meet demand for shrimps and pet food

Modern slavery is destroying the environment – to meet demand for shrimps and pet food | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Saving the world’s forests and oceans means putting an end to slavery run by criminal gangs.
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Will One of the World's Most Endangered Whales Be Saved Before It’s Too Late?

Will One of the World's Most Endangered Whales Be Saved Before It’s Too Late? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The NRDC took legal action this week to get protection for one of the most endangered species of whales on Earth, the Bryde whale. “This is a unique group
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St. Lawrence Seaway: Let the flooding begin - CBC Archives

St. Lawrence Seaway: Let the flooding begin - CBC Archives | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
CBC Television travels to the towns that will soon be flooded over in the construction of the Seaway.
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Bizarre Hammerhead Was the First Vegetarian Reptile in the Ocean

Bizarre Hammerhead Was the First Vegetarian Reptile in the Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It arose in the wake of the world’s largest mass extinction
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The ice cold war: fight for sealife in remote wilds of Antarctica

The ice cold war: fight for sealife in remote wilds of Antarctica | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Ross Sea is the last intact marine ecosystem on Earth
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Beachgoers beware: Sea turtle nesting season is underway

Beachgoers beware: Sea turtle nesting season is underway | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sea turtle nesting season officially began Sunday and will continue into October, with Florida hosting 90 percent of nests in the United States.Wes Moore, a volunteer for the Ponte Vedra Sea Turtle Patrol, said volunteers will patrol the shoreline on ATV throughout the season to monitor nesting.“It’s impossible to tell what the numbers will be like,” Moore said. “But there’s already a report of a nest in south Ponte Vedra and that gives me an indication that it may be a good year.”
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Tapping Into Public Awareness About Drinking Water

Tapping Into Public Awareness About Drinking Water | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Thursday is Tap Water Day in L.A., one of America's most public drinking
water-rich cities in terms of infrastructure. Drink up!
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How the Tropical Fish Pet Trade is Harming Animals and Endangering Coral Reefs

How the Tropical Fish Pet Trade is Harming Animals and Endangering Coral Reefs | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
With their gorgeous scales and unique traits, having a pet fish can seem like the perfect way to add some flair to your home. However, in spite of the vibrancy of these animals, there is an incredibly dark side to the pet fish industry.
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