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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: 11 Quick Tips for Avoiding Motion Sickness

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: 11 Quick Tips for Avoiding Motion Sickness | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Even the smallest things can disrupt comfort while traveling and diving. Perhaps nothing ruins a dive trip more quickly than an urgent need to “feed the fish” from the railing. Thus, most divers try very diligently to avoid getting motion sickness – but how?

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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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Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's larges
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Laredo Plastic Bag Ban Tossed by Court

Laredo Plastic Bag Ban Tossed by Court | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A state appeals court has struck down a plastic bag ban in Laredo in a high-profile fight over local control that could ultimately impact similar laws in other Texas cities.  
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Divescapes, Conference and Exhibition 2016 now added to our event calendar

Divescapes, Conference and Exhibition 2016 now added to our event calendar | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Alberta Underwater Council is proud to present the Divescapes Conference and Exhibition. Divescapes has had some outstanding shows including 2012 an
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France bans all ivory and rhino horn trade

France bans all ivory and rhino horn trade | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
France issues a total ban on ivory and rhino horn trading regardless of when it was procured
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U.S. to World: Protect Dolphins, Whales or Lose Access to U.S. Seafood Market

U.S. to World: Protect Dolphins, Whales or Lose Access to U.S. Seafood Market | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The National Marine Fisheries Service issued regulations today prohibiting seafood imports from nations whose fisheries kill more whales and dolphins than U.S. standards allow. Each year around 650,000 whales, dolphins and other marine mammals are unintentionally caugh
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Coral bleaching prompts call for fishing reductions - Taipei Times

Coral bleaching prompts call for fishing reductions - Taipei Times | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A joint panel of academics from the Mission on Monitoring the Whitening of Corals in Taiwan called for the nation to reduce development, scuba diving and fishing in coral reef areas to allow coral reefs to recover.
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Forget Nessie, now is the time to spot basking sharks in Scottish waters

Forget Nessie, now is the time to spot basking sharks in Scottish waters | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Hunted until the 1990s, UK basking shark numbers are still recovering, but August marks the height of the shark spotting season off Scotland’s West Coast
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Mapping out the chronic effects of silent oil spills

Mapping out the chronic effects of silent oil spills | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
By Anna Kulow We are all familiar with the images from massive oil spills. A sea otter blackened by a thick coating of oil on its fur. Masses of dead fish floating in iridescent seawater. Pelicans …
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Under-reporting of fisheries catches threatens Caribbean marine life

Under-reporting of fisheries catches threatens Caribbean marine life | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Marine fisheries catches have been drastically under-reported in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, threatening the marine environment and livelihoods of the local community, reveals a recent study published i
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The town that reveals how Russia spills two Deepwater Horizons of oil each year

The town that reveals how Russia spills two Deepwater Horizons of oil each year | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Oil spills in the Komi Republic caused by old pipelines are relatively small and rarely garner widespread attention - but added up they threaten fish stocks and pasture for cattle
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Have Hammerhead Sharks Been Killed by Fisherman

Have Hammerhead Sharks Been Killed by Fisherman | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Have Hammerhead sharks been killed by fisherman? Three adult females and one male hammerhead shark have washed ashore this week in Sarasota County, Florida.
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Why a Giant Green Lake Turned Blood-Red

Why a Giant Green Lake Turned Blood-Red | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The salty waters of Iran’s Lake Urmia recently morphed from a deep green to a rich red, likely due to algae and bacteria blooms.
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1-Day Scuba Diving Courses

1-Day Scuba Diving Courses | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Discover Scuba Diving Course Can Be Counted Towards Open Water Certification.

Will you feel claustrophobic underwater?  Will scuba diving hurt your ears?  Will you even like diving?  If you're interested in learning to scuba dive, but you're not ready to invest the money or time in a full certification course, or if you simply want
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Coral reefs in East Pacific are 'isolated' from the rest of the ocean

Coral reefs in East Pacific are 'isolated' from the rest of the ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Bristol have found that larvae produced by coral in the central Pacific are unable to cross the vast expanse of open ocean to reach those on the west coast of the US.
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Message In A Bottle

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We’re calling for Deposit Return Systems to be introduced in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our aim is to educate the public, and via our poll and social media actions, to present evidence of public support for this radical system shift to trap plastic in the economy, not the environment.
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Halifax museum celebrates immigration, historic shipwreck

Halifax museum celebrates immigration, historic shipwreck | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Empress of Ireland brought 117,000 immigrants to Canada in the early years of the 20th century before it was T-boned by a Norwegian vessel and sank i
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India’s forests are worth $1.7 trillion, more than the GDP of Russia or Canada

India’s forests are worth $1.7 trillion, more than the GDP of Russia or Canada | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
India has decided to put a financial value on its forests: Rs115 trillion, or an astounding $1.7 trillion. This is lower than India's GDP, pegged at $2.1 trillion, but higher than the GDPs of countries such as Canada, Korea, Mexico or Russia. The valuation was arrived at by an expert panel that the Indian government se
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7 charts that make it clear climate change is already here

7 charts that make it clear climate change is already here | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
NOAA's State of the Climate report shows us breaking records left and right.
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How to Find Clean Water in the Jungle

How to Find Clean Water in the Jungle | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Even though water is abundant in most tropical environments, you may, as a survivor, have trouble finding it. If you do find water, it may not be safe to drink. Some of the many sources are vines, roots, palm trees and condensation. You can sometimes follow animals to water. Often you can get nearly clear [...]
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Gales of November, 1913, Took Heavy Toll on Great Lakes

Gales of November, 1913, Took Heavy Toll on Great Lakes | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Thanks to Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot’s song, the sinking of the American freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald during a severe Lake Superio
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15 Animals Who Survived Extinction and Got Rediscovered

15 Animals Who Survived Extinction and Got Rediscovered | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
15 Animals Who Survived Extinction and Got Rediscovered
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How Leonardo DiCaprio Got People to Care About Climate Change

How Leonardo DiCaprio Got People to Care About Climate Change | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Leonardo DiCaprio pushed a conversation about climate change forward.
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Half measures aren’t enough to save caribou

Half measures aren’t enough to save caribou | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Under the federal Species at Risk Act, the boreal woodland caribou recovery strategy requires provinces to develop range plans by 2017, outlining path
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There is a new species of whale that nobody has seen alive

There is a new species of whale that nobody has seen alive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There is a new species of beaked whale hiding in our ocean, and nobody has seen it alive

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