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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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End the commercial seal slaughter in Canada!

End the commercial seal slaughter in Canada! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Each year, the Canadian government authorizes commercial sealers from Atlantic Canada to kill hundreds of thousands of baby seals. Almost all the seals killed are pups are under three months old.

The world wants the commercial seal slaughter to end. More than 36 countries — including the United States, the European Union nations, Russia, and Switzerland
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Divers stranded 8 miles off North Carolina coast when boat separated from anchor

Divers stranded 8 miles off North Carolina coast when boat separated from anchor | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
“The ocean doesn't care if you're in the Coast Guard. This kind of thing can happen to anyone."
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Divers Shocked To Find Large Sea Animals Chained Underwater Inside Cages

Divers Shocked To Find Large Sea Animals Chained Underwater Inside Cages | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fair warning: The following images are incredibly disheartening. Divers recently exploring the waters near the remote island of Kokoya, Indonesia, were shocked to find large sea creatures chained underwater, trapped inside small cages. The animals, dugongs, are known as “underwater cows” because of their size. Can you imagine being trapped in a tiny cage your entire […]
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Introducing Blue Fish Canada

Introducing Blue Fish Canada | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Blue Fish Canada is a grassroots charity dedicated to protecting the health and future of Canada’s water and wild fish stocks.
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Deep sea mining threatens unique marine habitats • Mares - Scuba Diving Blog

Deep sea mining threatens unique marine habitats • Mares - Scuba Diving Blog | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Deep sea mining threatens unique marine habitats
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Nature offers the best defence against flooding

Nature offers the best defence against flooding | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Spring flooding in Canada this year upended lives, inundated city streets and swamped houses, prompting calls for sandbags, seawalls and dikes t
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Nature Bag – Kirk Scuba Gear – Secure Home Shopping For Scuba Diving Equipment

Nature Bag – Kirk Scuba Gear – Secure Home Shopping For Scuba Diving Equipment | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The Nature Bag is homemade in Laos, a landlocked country in Southeast Asia which has one of the lowest per person income levels in the world. The knowledge and skill used in its craftsmanship rest exclusively with the Khmu ethnic group, which has lived at high elevations on the mountainsides of Northern Laos for thousands of years. These bags offered to the world on my website have been crucial to their survival, allowing for the gathering of essentials for subsistence.


From 2011 through 2015, 9117 products were purchased at a total cost of nearly $50,000. About 90% of the sales went directly to the artisans and their families.

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‘Still Standing’ star dives into comedy, Atlantic Ocean

‘Still Standing’ star dives into comedy, Atlantic Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Small towns provide big laughs. That is what Jonny Harris gets on his cross-Canada trip to bring his humour to small-population centres. His summer-tim
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Toxic mercury levels are actually declining in Alaskan polar bears—but that's not as great as it sounds

Toxic mercury levels are actually declining in Alaskan polar bears—but that's not as great as it sounds | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A recent study shows that polar bears' mercury levels are declining as melting ice drives them onshore. But is it all good news? Read on.
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Second Reading of Bill S-238: Ban on Shark Fin Importation Act In Canada

Second Reading of Bill S-238: Ban on Shark Fin Importation Act In Canada | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
On Tuesday in the Senate Chamber, Senator Michael L. MacDonald spoke at Second Reading of Bill S-238, the Ban on Shark Fin Importation Act, which h
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Crowdfunding Launched For New Freediving Lanyard By Octopus

Crowdfunding Launched For New Freediving Lanyard By Octopus | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
After the success of the innovative Octopus noseclip in 2016, this year Pascal Berger is introducing a new product under his Octopus brand: the Octopus Freediving Lanyard.
With many years as a deep freediver, Pascal could never find a lanyard that he was 100% happy with. There was always at least one
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How Task Loading Can Cause A Scuba Diving Accident

How Task Loading Can Cause A Scuba Diving Accident | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
My girlfriend and I are both PADI dive masters and work part-time for a local Vancouver Island Dive shop . We both learned to dive in cold water and hav
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Introducing Divers Den, Tobermory

Introducing Divers Den, Tobermory | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Tobermory is a small community located at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula in the municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, approximately 30
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Deaf, Depressed and Deformed: The Top 5 Reasons Salmon Farming Makes for Unhealthy Fish

Deaf, Depressed and Deformed: The Top 5 Reasons Salmon Farming Makes for Unhealthy Fish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
When you tuck into a salmon steak, you might think about piscine athletes vaulting waterfalls or braving 1,100-kilometer (700-mile) treks to spawn. But for 70 percent of salmon consumed worldwide, these Attenborough-worthy images don’t reflect reality. Most salmon are farm-reared in conditions that leave them chubby, misshapen and morose. Yes, even fish can get depressed.
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Hollis M1 Mask Review

Hollis M1 Mask Review | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A few months back I purchased a Hollis M1 mask, and since then I have admired it daily, sitting in its container amongst my dive gear. I have been itchin
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Scuba Dive on an Underwater Boeing 737 Artificial Reef

On January 14, 2006 a former Canadian Airlines Boeing 737-200 was sunk in the waters off Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada. This Air Canada plan
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Pregnant endangered pink dolphin washes up dead on Lamma Island beach | Coconuts Hong Kong

Pregnant endangered pink dolphin washes up dead on Lamma Island beach | Coconuts Hong Kong | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It’s a sad day for Hong Kong animal lovers. Over the weekend, two highly endangered Chinese white dolphins — also known as pink dolphins — were discovered dead on a beach on Lamma Island. Yesterday morning, a man fishing at Kat Tsai Wan, off the west coast of Lamma Island, found that a 2.5 meter lon
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Nature Bags

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Now celebrating their 10 year anniversary, the JungleVine® Foundation presents Nature Bags. The Nature Bag is homemade in Laos, a landlocked country in Southeast Asia which has one of the lowest per person income levels in the world. The knowledge and skill used in its craftsmanship rest exclusively with the Khmu ethnic group, which has lived at high elevations on the mountainsides of Northern Laos for thousands of years.


These bags offered to the world on my website have been crucial to their survival, allowing for the gathering of essentials for subsistence.


From 2011 through 2015, about 90% of the sales went directly to the artisans and their families.


http://www.kirkscubagear.com/…/the-great-outdoo…/nature-bag/


Special DISCOUNT code :: use at checkout::::::savenaturebag!!


ALSO note::::a partial refund for shipping will be refunded...these bags are cheaper to ship than regular gear!

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