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Eighty sea turtles wash up dead on the coast of Guatemala

Eighty sea turtles wash up dead on the coast of Guatemala | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Mongabay: Eighty dead sea turtles have been recorded since the first week of July on the country's southeastern beaches
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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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Terns follow record warm temperatures in 'shock' migration to north of Alaska

Terns follow record warm temperatures in 'shock' migration to north of Alaska | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Researchers on north-west coast of Alaska startled to discover Caspian terns 1,000 miles farther north than species had been previously recorded
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Canadian navy divers help in search for old sea mines

Canadian navy divers help in search for old sea mines | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Explosive sea mines are the focus of a multi-national team of divers that annually searches sea beds for dangerous remnants of the First and Second World Wars.
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Roman gold finger ring with intaglio of Roman god Mercury among treasures declared in Wales | Culture24

Roman gold finger ring with intaglio of Roman god Mercury among treasures declared in Wales | Culture24 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Roman gold finger ring, a silver post-medieval seal matrix and a small medieval brooch are three of the newly-declared archaeological treasures in Wales. See them here.
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Life thriving on UK's biggest underwater mountains - BBC News

Life thriving on UK's biggest underwater mountains - BBC News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A deep-sea expedition discovers a remarkable array of life on the UK's tallest underwater mountains.
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We’ve been protecting Earth’s land for 100 years. We’re finally starting to protect its oceans

We’ve been protecting Earth’s land for 100 years. We’re finally starting to protect its oceans | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
How protecting huge swaths of the ocean became the new environmental obsession.
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Rising Ocean Temperatures ‘Greatest Hidden Challenge Of Our Generation,’ Report Says

Rising Ocean Temperatures ‘Greatest Hidden Challenge Of Our Generation,’ Report Says | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Rising ocean temperature is the “greatest hidden challenge of our generation," according to the most comprehensive study on ocean warming to date. (From The Weather Channel / by Pam Wright)-- Compiled by 80 scientists in 12 countries for
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Dolphins recorded having a 'conversation' and now we might be able to talk

Dolphins recorded having a 'conversation' and now we might be able to talk | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
They are known to be one of the most intelligent creatures on Earth – so perhaps it’s no surprise to learn that dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time.
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End the cruel and wasteful seal hunt

End the cruel and wasteful seal hunt | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Year after year, tens of thousands of seals are killed during Canada's commercial seal hunt. The animals are skinned, and sometimes their flippers are cut off. Then their bodies are tossed away.
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Exposed: the inhumane shooting of hundreds of seals

Exposed: the inhumane shooting of hundreds of seals | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Hundreds of seals shot around Scotland’s coasts were pregnant, feeding their young or failed to die instantly, according to a new study.
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Trapped ocean sunfish rescued from dry dock in Cape Town (VIDEO)

Trapped ocean sunfish rescued from dry dock in Cape Town (VIDEO) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Volunteers and staff from South Africa's Two Oceans Aquarium pulled off a mammoth rescue mission last week when a huge ocean sunfish became trapped in a dry dock.
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A diver’s long swim from dive shop helper to commercial status

A diver’s long swim from dive shop helper to commercial status | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
His father paid for his training for Open Water certification. A job in a dive shop opened his eyes to the work available to a scuba diver with th
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These fish sing only at night. But why?

These fish sing only at night. But why? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The male plainfin midshipman fish sing to woo their mates, but only in the dark of night. A new study may answer why these underwater love songs never grace the light of day.
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Scientists Catalog Over 15,000 Distinct Viruses Living in World's Ocean

Scientists Catalog Over 15,000 Distinct Viruses Living in World's Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new study from the Ohio State University have tripled the known types of viruses living in oceans around the world, providing new insights on the role of viruses in marine environment.
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France becomes the first country to ban plastic plates and cutlery

France becomes the first country to ban plastic plates and cutlery | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
France has apparently become the first country in the world to ban plastic plates, cups and utensils, passing a law that will go into effect in 2020. Exceptions will be allowed for items made of compostable, biosourced materials. The new law is a part of the country's Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, the same legislation that also outlawed plastic bags in grocery stores and markets beginning in July. Although plastic bags are forbidden in other countries -- including in some U.S. states -- no country seems to have embraced a plastic ban as sweeping as France's will be.
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Exploring Seal and Sea Lion Populations in New Zealand

Exploring Seal and Sea Lion Populations in New Zealand | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a different marine wildlife experience for non-scuba days? How about exploring New Zealand’s populations of seals and sea-lions
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Beginner diving tips to avoid danger

Beginner diving tips to avoid danger | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Safety is almost always at the forefront of any divers thinking, but occasionally and commonly even the most experienced and qualified enthusiast
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Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's wilderness in 25 years – study

Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's wilderness in 25 years – study | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Experts warn there may be no unspoilt places left within a century as report shows an area twice the size of Alaska has been lost since 1993
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Airline emissions are flying too high

Airline emissions are flying too high | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In July, Solar Impulse 2 became the first airplane to fly around the world without using fuel. At the same time, the U.S. National Aeronautics an
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Incident Insights: Sea Lion Bite

Incident Insights: Sea Lion Bite | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Early one afternoon near La Paz, Mexico, at Los Islotes, a popular dive site and sea lion rookery, a sea lion bit the diver on the stomach. At the time o
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How do shark teeth bite? Reciprocating saw, glue provide answers

How do shark teeth bite? Reciprocating saw, glue provide answers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sharks have a big reputation for their teeth.
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New Documentary Racing Extinction Explores How Humanity Is Killing the World

New Documentary Racing Extinction Explores How Humanity Is Killing the World | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Louis Psihoyos' new film, Racing Extinction, airing December 2 on Discovery, explores the man-made causes of what biologists call the sixth mass extinction.
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Surprising good news outcome from climate change

Surprising good news outcome from climate change | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We are so used to bad news about climate change it is a little hard to process this.
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The simple-minded nature of human super predators

The simple-minded nature of human super predators | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Humans are the world’s top predator. The way we fulfil this role is often mired in controversy, from factory farming to trophy hunting to predato
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Spring, Scallops & Knowing your Limits

Spring, Scallops & Knowing your Limits | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
After a long and wet winter, spring is officially here, and this means scallops! The 2016 Scallop season is now open as at 1st September 2016. Before yo
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