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Man Dies From Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Seawater Gets Into Open Wound - CBS Houston

Man Dies From Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Seawater Gets Into Open Wound - CBS Houston | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Louisiana man died after contracting flesh-eating bacteria while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Shaharuddin Dutt Azman's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:55 AM
Dirty Ocean from human activities cause this.
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Dirty Ocean from human activities cause this.
Shaharuddin Dutt Azman's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:55 AM
Dirty Ocean from human activities cause this.
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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, 6:05 PM

Needs to be nation-wide.

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As the world mourned Cecil the lion, five of Kenya’s endangered elephants were slain

As the world mourned Cecil the lion, five of Kenya’s endangered elephants were slain | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The death of the five elephants has received almost no coverage.
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This Underwater Drone Could Become The Scuba Diver's Best Ally In Harsh Environments

This Underwater Drone Could Become The Scuba Diver's Best Ally In Harsh Environments | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The EU-funded CADDY will monitor the diver's behavior for signs of distress.
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New Bill to Hold US Government Accountable for Stopping Seafood Fraud & Illegal Fishing

New Bill to Hold US Government Accountable for Stopping Seafood Fraud & Illegal Fishing | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Today, legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would uphold the commitments made by the Presidential Task Force on Combatting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud. The Protecting Honest Fishermen Act of 2015, introduced by Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Stephen Lynch (D-MA), would ensure that the guidelines created by the task force expand to all seafood species and include full-chain traceability and consumer labeling. 
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Wounded veterans take on new mission: Saving the coral reef in Florida

Wounded veterans take on new mission: Saving the coral reef in Florida | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
One of the ways Bobby Dove, and many other wounded veterans, has found help in healing through a new operation in the Florida Keys — rebuilding the area's coral reef.
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People Residing Near Fracking Sites Have More Health Problems: Study

People Residing Near Fracking Sites Have More Health Problems: Study | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Experts tallied hospitalization rates in Pennsylvania and found that areas with fracking hotspots are more likely to cause a higher number of hospitalizations than areas that do now allow fracking. Heart disease and neurological problems are the most common effects of fracking in these hotspots.
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Deep-Diving Dolphins Avoid "bends" With Powerful Lungs

Deep-Diving Dolphins Avoid "bends" With Powerful Lungs | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
When dolphins dive deep below the water's surface, they avoid succumbing to decompression sickness, or "the bends," likely because the massive sea creatures have collapsible lungs, a new study finds. These lungs allow dolphins to inhale and exhale two to three times quicker than humans.
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Hot water kills half of Columbia River sockeye salmon

Hot water kills half of Columbia River sockeye salmon | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.
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How shrimp farming wreaked havoc on Sri Lanka's coasts

How shrimp farming wreaked havoc on Sri Lanka's coasts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The tropical island was one of a number of countries that joined the goldrush of prawn farming in the 1980s and 1990s. New research lays plain the results.
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It's hard to order sustainable fish. This campaign could change that

It's hard to order sustainable fish. This campaign could change that | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Oceana wants the federal government to implement a new policy that would require a different name for each species of fish.
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Obama in Kenya: What the President Can Do This Weekend to Help End Poaching

Obama in Kenya: What the President Can Do This Weekend to Help End Poaching | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Nobody is better at combating illegal wildlife trade than the U.S. Here’s how it can stem the crisis.
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Barrow, a town divided over Shell's drilling

Barrow, a town divided over Shell's drilling | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The issue of Shell's offshore drilling has split Alaska's Inupiaq community in half, and both sides mourn the loss of this unity. “It is so troubling,” Jake Adams, chief administrative officer of the North Slope Borough, wrote in an op-ed in the Arctic Sounder newspaper.
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Nylon-Braided Regulator Hose Diving Emergency

Nylon-Braided Regulator Hose Diving Emergency | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A tech diving emergency (air-sharing ascent) occurred when generic nylon-braided regulator hoses degraded and blocked 2nd stage orifice with particles.
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Please don't hurt the shark - it's a media star

Please don't hurt the shark - it's a media star | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It's unlikely a full-grown great white could be scared off with a punch, even from Mike Tyson.
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Mr Environment Minister, India is carrying out deforestation, not reforestation

Mr Environment Minister, India is carrying out deforestation, not reforestation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Environment minister Prakash Javadekar wants to gloss over the large-scale deforestation in India by replacing the term 'diversion' of forestland with 'reforestation' in official communication.
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It’s Not Climate Change — It’s Everything Change — Matter

It’s Not Climate Change — It’s Everything Change — Matter | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Oil! Our secret god, fulfiller of our every desire. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. But it’s on everyone’s mi…
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Polar Bear Awes with Record-Breaking Dive

Polar Bear Awes with Record-Breaking Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Polar bears are known to be excellent swimmers, but new research suggests that they are also superb divers.
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Cebu readies hotline, other measures to protect sharks

Cebu readies hotline, other measures to protect sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Residents of Cebu may soon report the illegal capture of sharks via a hotline, the provincial government announced Tuesday.
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Climate Change: Apple, Microsoft, Google Among US Companies To Pledge $140B To Cut Carbon Emissions

Climate Change: Apple, Microsoft, Google Among US Companies To Pledge $140B To Cut Carbon Emissions | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Apple, Google And Microsoft are among the companies that are expected to focus on low-carbon investments.
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Oceanographer Sylvia Earle awarded Lifetime Achievement honor as a Champion of the Earth - YouTube

Pioneering oceanographer, scientist and author Sylvia Earle - sometimes know as 'Her Deepness' - is recognized for her lifetime body of work as a Champion of...
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Ancient Microbes Found Alive Deep Beneath the Ocean Floor

Ancient Microbes Found Alive Deep Beneath the Ocean Floor | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Researchers working off the Shimokita Peninsula in Japan have discovered living microbes buried 8,000 feet below the seabed, a new record. And because they resemble those found in forest soils, these organisms likely survived for tens of millions of years after being buried under the seabed.
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International Whaling Commission Scientists Slam Japan’s Excuse for Continuing to Kill Whales

International Whaling Commission Scientists Slam Japan’s Excuse for Continuing to Kill Whales | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Japan’s new whaling scheme for Antarctica met yet another obstacle after the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC’s) Scientific Committee decided the proposal to kill 333 minke whales each year for the next 12 years was not grounded in science.
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Canada; Environmental impact of Enbridge Pipeline -

Canada; Environmental impact of Enbridge Pipeline - | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Discussing the Enbridge Gateway Pipeline threat to the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada on Mallory on Travel, the potential impact
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Petition: End the Import Allowance of Shark Fins to Europe

Petition: End the Import Allowance of Shark Fins to Europe | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Right now it's legal for anyone traveling to Europe to bring 20kg of dried shark fins -- enough for 700 bowls of shark f (2174 signatures on petition)
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10 Things That Change When You Start Scuba Diving

10 Things That Change When You Start Scuba Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

just published @ KSG Scub AcoopIf You Have Fallen in Love With Scuba Diving, You Will Relate to These:: Not everyone who starts scuba diving falls in love with the sport. However, if you are one of the lucky people who finds rel...

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just published @ KSG Scuba Scoop

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