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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?

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Mexico just shamed the rest of the world with its climate plan

Mexico just shamed the rest of the world with its climate plan | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Mexico is the first developing nation to make its climate action pledge ahead of U.N. talks in Paris -- and it's actually pretty ambitious.
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DAILY STAR: Negros Oriental

DAILY STAR: Negros Oriental | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Scuba divers were warned yesterday by the provincial chief of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Negros Oriental that poking and/or touching corals is punishable by law.

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Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade

Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press finds.
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SEAWORLD TO FACE LEGAL ACTION

SEAWORLD TO FACE LEGAL ACTION | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A federal lawsuit has been filed against SeaWorld alleging the company to have deliberately deceived customers about the treatment and condition of its captive orcas
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First European Sea Turtles Became Extinct Due To Changing Sea Levels

First European Sea Turtles Became Extinct Due To Changing Sea Levels | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Little is known about the oldest sea turtles that inhabited Earth millions of years ago. The finding in the Baetic Cordillera, in Jaén, of the remains of a supposed new species of turtle brought new clues 6 years ago.
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MPA fails to protect sharks and rays

MPA fails to protect sharks and rays | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
New research led by researchers at the University of Victoria raises serious concerns about the ability of marine protected areas (MPAs) to effectively protect wide-ranging iconic species, such as sharks and rays.
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What SeaWorld’s New Ad Should REALLY Say  - SeaWorld of Hurt

What SeaWorld’s New Ad Should REALLY Say  - SeaWorld of Hurt | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
SeaWorld’s new ad describes the “joy” felt by one of its captive sea lions, but we know the truth.
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7 Ocean Movies You Can (and Should) Watch on Netflix - 2015

7 Ocean Movies You Can (and Should) Watch on Netflix - 2015 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Seven ocean movies and series on Netflix that showcase the beauty of the sea and creatures that live there, including Mission Blue, Blue Planet, and more!
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Cut Down on Plastic Pollution a Sip at a Time: 'No Straw, Please'

Cut Down on Plastic Pollution a Sip at a Time: 'No Straw, Please' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Worried about that giant plastic patch the size of Alaska that's floating in the Pacific Ocean? Your beverage habits might well be part of the problem.
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avoid plastic- save the #oceans. #ocanamp.org

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Eatery sells turtle meat - Fiji Times Online

Eatery sells turtle meat - Fiji Times Online | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A RESTAURANT in Suva has come under the spotlight for allegedly selling turtle meat despite the ban to save the endangered species.

WWF South Pacific Marine Species co-ordinator Laitia Tamata confirmed they have received information regarding the matter.

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Top Chefs Commit to Serving Sustainable Seafood

Top Chefs Commit to Serving Sustainable Seafood | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Fine dining and sustainable seafood usually don’t go together—until now. Conservation group Oceana gathered 20 of the world’s top chefs to commit to serving sustainable seafood at their restaurants.

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Stemming the tide of plastic bags choking the world's oceans – EIA International

Stemming the tide of plastic bags choking the world's oceans – EIA International | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
True horror lies not in crumbling Gothic graveyards or the trappings of midnight movies but in the disturbing implications of mundane things. Having spent years researching the impacts of marine…
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All countries need to step up to the plate! So do huge corporations that offer plastic bags for customers. Charging for them is a start, but banning them altogether is the answer. Costco has never offered plastic bags---it doesn't seem to hurt their business! Kathy Dowsett @ www.kirkscubagear.com

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‘First time in 30 years’: Japan whaling ships return from Antarctic trip EMPTY

‘First time in 30 years’: Japan whaling ships return from Antarctic trip EMPTY | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Two of Japan’s whaling ships have returned home from Antarctic with no catch onboard for the first time in nearly 30 years, local news reported. The news comes after a UN court ordered an halt to Japan’s annual “scientific” whale hunt.
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Scientists have discovered a new layer in the earth

Scientists have discovered a new layer in the earth | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It's floating somewhere in the middle of the mantle.
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KirkScubaGear.com | Facebook

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Big thumbs up to the crabs!!!! Enjoy!

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Diving in Costa Rica

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Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea in the heart of Central America, Costa Rica is a prime ecotourism destination and boasts some of the world’s most biologically diverse habitats –...
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SeaLantern announces Flame Angel flashlight

SeaLantern announces Flame Angel flashlight | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Finding Nemo has never been this easy and capturing colourful memories has never been such an in-depth experience as with SeaLantern's brand new Flame Angel...
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Need a Great Gift for a Scuba Diver? Tips to Avoid Embarrassing Mistakes When Buying Scuba Gifts

Need a Great Gift for a Scuba Diver? Tips to Avoid Embarrassing Mistakes When Buying Scuba Gifts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Need a Great Gift for a Scuba Diver? Tips to Avoid Embarrassing Mistakes When Buying Scuba Gifts Buying Gifts for a Scuba Diver. You've got a friend or significant other who is a scuba diver and a ...
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Dozens of Seals Turn Up on the Jersey Shore

Dozens of Seals Turn Up on the Jersey Shore | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For a second week in a row, an increasing number of seafaring mammals have turned up on New Jersey beaches, according to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, New Jersey.
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California must ration water to avoid drought disaster - environment - 20 March 2015 - New Scientist

California must ration water to avoid drought disaster - environment - 20 March 2015 - New Scientist | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A NASA scientist says California must ration water and monitor groundwater use as severe drought continues
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A movie went behind the scenes, and now SeaWorld is just trying to stay afloat.

A movie went behind the scenes, and now SeaWorld is just trying to stay afloat. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
People love orcas, but things have changed since they learned the real cost of seeing them perform.
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New battle surfaces over super trawlers

New battle surfaces over super trawlers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
THE super trawler Geelong Star could cause local depletion of the small pelagic fishery never before seen in Australia, according to recreational fishers.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, March 20, 11:50 PM

Relevant to global loss  of biodiversity plus

Option topic - Marine environments and management

OceanAmp's curator insight, March 23, 4:45 AM

the days when fishing was a romantic and sustainable way to feed families and stay balanced with nature are gone, gone, gone.....