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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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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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Sustainable tuna fishing is bad for climate – here’s why

Sustainable tuna fishing is bad for climate – here’s why | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fishing methods meant to keep marine ecosystems healthy may unintentionally aggravate climate change
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Large fish dragged NZ fisherman into remote waters

Large fish dragged NZ fisherman into remote waters | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Kiwi fisherman was left treading water for six hours after being dragged into remote waters by a marlin off Western Australia. The angler
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Introducing The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Recovery Team (CHAA)

Introducing The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Recovery Team (CHAA) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In October of 2001 the CHAA Dive Recovery Team was formed under the guidance of Bob Hewitt with the concept of recovering Canadian historical aircraf
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Porpoises plan their dives and can set their heart rate to match

Porpoises plan their dives and can set their heart rate to match | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The discovery suggests all cetaceans can do this, and provides a new clue to how noise pollution may trigger strandings
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Shanghai water supply hit by 100-tonne wave of garbage

Shanghai water supply hit by 100-tonne wave of garbage | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ships are suspected of dumping waste upstream on China’s Yangtze river before it floats into a key city reservoir
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'Dead zone' discovered in the Indian Ocean

'Dead zone' discovered in the Indian Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This is the first dead zone discovered in the South-East Asia region.
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To protect coral, bottom fishing gear banned near Delaware's coast

To protect coral, bottom fishing gear banned near Delaware's coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency is banning commercial fishing gear that could drag along the seafloor in part of the Atlantic Ocean - including
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Incredible underground city in Turkey that runs 18 storeys deep discovered by local who was renovating his home

Incredible underground city in Turkey that runs 18 storeys deep discovered by local who was renovating his home | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In 1963, a Turkish dad knocked down a wall in his basement, revealing a secret room which led to the ancient city of Derinkuyu.
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We mustn’t let a superpower turn its back on rationality

We mustn’t let a superpower turn its back on rationality | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Protesting the incoming Trump administration’s anti-science agenda may not be easy – but it’s vital not just for the US, but the world
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Republicans Plan to Roll Back Parts of the Endangered Species Act

Republicans Plan to Roll Back Parts of the Endangered Species Act | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Republicans are planning to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools
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Royal Penguin

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Royal penguins nest in large colonies on Macquarie Island and nearby Bishop and Clerk Islands in Australia. They favor rocky or pebbly beaches during most of the year. They are members of the crested penguin family, but unlike other crested penguins that have black chins, royal penguins’ chins and faces are pale grey or white leading up to their colorful plumes. Fitted with black crowns and short orange bills, these penguins are also the tallest of crested penguins, standing at about 28 inches tall. Females are often slightly smaller than the males.
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All New Nautilus Lifeline GPS VHF Safety Radio for Scuba Divers - Don't be left at Sea

All New Nautilus Lifeline GPS VHF Safety Radio for Scuba Divers - Don't be left at Sea | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
All New Nautilus Lifeline GPS VHF Safety Radio for Scuba Divers - Don't be left at Sea

The all new Nautilus LifeLine Marine Rescue GPS is less than half the size of our original radio and is incredibly simple to use.  Simply undo the latch and open, turn on, remove the red distress cap and press the
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It’s time to heed warnings about humanity’s collision course

It’s time to heed warnings about humanity’s collision course | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we’ve known about climate change an
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Underwater photography and videography- Tips for divers from a diver!

Underwater photography and videography- Tips for divers from a diver! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
When choosing a housing and camera there are two annoying things to consider - you might flood or lose it. This is one of the reasons I dont recommen
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Video: Time Lapse of Rolling Smog Shows Beijing's Pollution Problem

Chas Pope, a British engineering consultant working in Beijing, shot a time lapse video taken over just 20 minutes showing smog rolling into Beijing.
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Iceman Mummy May Hold Earliest Evidence of Lyme Disease

Iceman Mummy May Hold Earliest Evidence of Lyme Disease | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A genetic analysis reveals signs of Lyme disease in a 5,300-year-old ice mummy.
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Photographer Spots an Uncontacted Tribe in the Amazon

Photographer Spots an Uncontacted Tribe in the Amazon | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Brazilian photographer Ricardo Stuckert recently had a helicopter flight diverted due to a storm, but the change in plans led to a set of remarkable photos
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Medieval ring discovered in Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest

Medieval ring discovered in Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The artefact was discovered by an amateur treasure hunter after spending just 20 minutes scouring Nottinghamshire's Sherwood Forest with a metal detector.
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