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Fish That Lay Eggs Out of the Water: Freshwater Species of the Week

Fish That Lay Eggs Out of the Water: Freshwater Species of the Week | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
These fish are born out of water.  The fish Copella arnoldi is commonly called the splash tetra or splashing tetra, due to its unique reproductive behavior. That is, it lays its eggs outside of water.
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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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Little Auks more resillient to big changes in the Arctic. #ornithology news

Little Auks more resillient to big changes in the Arctic. #ornithology news | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The UK’s leading birdnews service since 1991. Sending over 90,000 instant and reliable birdnews reports each year. On pagers, smartphones, tablets and online.
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From L'Oréal to Revlon, which brands are polluting the ocean with microbeads?

From L'Oréal to Revlon, which brands are polluting the ocean with microbeads? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
After discovering that 170 types of seafood contained traces of microplastics, Greenpeace East Asia decided to put 30 of the world’s biggest cosmetic and personal care brands to the test.Microbeads might be best known to you as the coloured beads in your shower gel and facial scrubs, but more recently they’ve gained notori
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Norway is the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation

Norway is the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Norway has become the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation. The Norwegian parliament pledged the government’s public procurement policy will become deforestation-free after a committee of MPs recommended imposing regulations to ensure the state did "not contribute to deforestation of the rainforest". Norway funds forest conservation projects worldwide and also supports human rights programmes for forest communities.
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5 reasons it might be OK to be optimistic about our oceans

5 reasons it might be OK to be optimistic about our oceans | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It can be easy to feel depressed about our oceans. But when you look at the big picture of ocean health, good news emerges.
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Permafrost Thaw in the Spotlight

Permafrost Thaw in the Spotlight | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A study of aerial photos and satellite imagery of four ice-rich regions in northwestern Canada has found that the land area subject to slumping du
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Is Global Weirding Affecting Your Travels?

Should we be concerned that our favourite destinations could fall victim to the effects of global weirding? Is global weirding affecting your travels?
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What exactly did we win? ask fishermen

What exactly did we win? ask fishermen | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
INFANTA, Pangasinan—Like most fishermen in the seaside village of Cato here, Joseph Daroca was not aware that the Philippines had filed a case against China over the maritime dispute in the West
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These Sharks Once Ruled the Seas. Now They’re Nearly Gone.

These Sharks Once Ruled the Seas. Now They’re Nearly Gone. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Oceanic whitetips, famous for attacking shipwrecked sailors, have been decimated by fishing and the shark fin trade.
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Where you can and can't drink tap water in Europe

Where you can and can't drink tap water in Europe | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new infographic has revealed the different destinations where tap water is safe to drink. While tap water is fine in the Czech Republic, you should buy bottled water in Slovakia.
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Shark finning law goes into effect

Shark finning law goes into effect | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A law passed in 2015 by the Texas Legislature goes into effect July 1 to prohibit the sale, purchase of possession with intent to sell shark fins.This is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $2,000.
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One Step Closer to Turning Plastics Into Fuel

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Researchers in California and China have discovered a new method for breaking polyethylene into liquid fuel and solid wax
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The True Value of Healthy Oceans and Waterways

The True Value of Healthy Oceans and Waterways | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An open letter to world, national, political, business, union, religious, media, educational, environmental, peace, NGO an
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Oceans may be large, overlooked source of hydrogen gas

Oceans may be large, overlooked source of hydrogen gas | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Rocks formed beneath the ocean floor by fast-spreading tectonic plates may be a large and previously overlooked source of free hydrogen gas (H2), a new Duke University study suggests.
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Sloan Science & Film

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Sloan Science and Film is a website devoted to exploring the intersection of science and film, and enhancing the public understanding of science and technology.
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A Marine Ecologist On Swimming With Sharks And What 'Jaws' Got Wrong

A Marine Ecologist On Swimming With Sharks And What 'Jaws' Got Wrong | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Neil Hammerschlag has looked inside the mouth of a wild tiger shark and lived to tell the tale. He says that sharks pose only a very small risk to people: "Humans are not on the shark's menu."
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Support urged for Kingston in sinking Alexander Henry as dive site

Support urged for Kingston in sinking Alexander Henry as dive site | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Recently in Kingston Ontario was a somewhat sad sight for those of the city, and those who have enjoyed and supported the Marine Museum in the city
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10 of the Oldest Marine Species that Still Exist Today

10 of the Oldest Marine Species that Still Exist Today | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As a scuba diver, you have the chance to see some of the oldest marine creatures that still exist today. Here are ten to look out for on your next dive.
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Sea turtle ‘hitchhikers’ could play an important role in conservation

Sea turtle ‘hitchhikers’ could play an important role in conservation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Tiny animals along for the ride, called epibionts, could be used as living data-loggers. Researchers can glean info from them that could help inform turtle-friendly fisheries management decisions.
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The Future of Hydro in a Warming World

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People have harnessed energy from moving water for thousands of years. Greeks used various types of water wheels to grind grain in mills more than 2,00
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Pacific ​​islands nations consider world's first treaty to ban fossil fuels

Pacific ​​islands nations consider world's first treaty to ban fossil fuels | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Treaty under consideration by 14 countries would ban new coalmines and embraces 1.5C target set at Paris climate talks
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Solving A Mile-High Mystery: Explorers Study Ancient Underwater Forest at Fallen Leaf Lake, Tahoe

Solving A Mile-High Mystery: Explorers Study Ancient Underwater Forest at Fallen Leaf Lake, Tahoe | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
High up in the Sierra, one mile south of Lake Tahoe, lies one of California’s most unique and beautiful alpine lakes. At 6,300 feet in elevation, Fallen Leaf Lake wa
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These Shocking Photos of the Disappearing Amazon Rainforest Are a Result of One Unnecessary Choice

These Shocking Photos of the Disappearing Amazon Rainforest Are a Result of One Unnecessary Choice | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In the past 20 years alone, an area the size of two Germanys has been clear cut from this ancient tropical rainforest and this is hardly the full extent of the damage.
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2,000-Year-Old Lost City of Rhapta May Have Been Found in Tanzania

2,000-Year-Old Lost City of Rhapta May Have Been Found in Tanzania | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Centuries of speculations related to the lost city of Rhapta may have been ended with a discovery made during a helicopter flight over Tanzania's Mafia Island.  A set of partially submerged ancient ruins are believed to be the Roman market town, which
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Henry Fleuss

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Henry Albert Fleuss (1851–1932) was a pioneering diving engineer, and Master Diver for Siebe, Gorman & Co. of London.
Fleuss was born in Marlborough, Wiltshire in 1851.
In 1878 he was granted a patent which improved rebreathers. His apparatus consisted of a rubber mask connected to a breathing bag, with (estimated) 50-60% O
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