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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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Indonesia and US join forces to police the seas | Johnny Langenheim

Indonesia and US join forces to police the seas | Johnny Langenheim | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Johnny Langenheim: A new strategic partnership to improve marine law enforcement and combat illegal fishing in Indonesia builds on existing progress
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Carnival Passenger Dies During SNUBA Excursion in St. Kitts : Cruise Law News

Carnival Passenger Dies During SNUBA Excursion in St. Kitts : Cruise Law News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We were informed yesterday that a Carnival cruise passenger from the Carnival Glory died in St. Kitts during a SNUBA excursion booked on the ship. A c
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High-tech river studies reveal benefits of habitat restoration for fish

High-tech river studies reveal benefits of habitat restoration for fish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An emerging research method to gauge the benefits of stream restoration for salmon and other native fish is revealing improvements in fish numbers, survival and reproduction in key rivers across the Pacific Northwest, according ...
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Geophysicist questions stability of Antarctic ice sheet

Geophysicist questions stability of Antarctic ice sheet | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A professor in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences is joining the growing debate over the fate of the world's largest ice sheet, whose sudden melting is sending shockwaves throughout the geophysics community.

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Scuba Divers and Spearfishermen Balk at 68 New Regulations Recommended to Protect Coral

Scuba Divers and Spearfishermen Balk at 68 New Regulations Recommended to Protect Coral | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Stakeholders concerned about Florida’s coral reefs run an umbrella working group known as Our Florida Reefs (OFR) . Now, there are 68 suggested regulat...
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Meet the lumpsucker, the adorable fish revolutionizing salmon farming

Meet the lumpsucker, the adorable fish revolutionizing salmon farming | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There aren't too many fish that would be called "cute," but ask any in-the-know fish person about the lumpsucker, and that will likely be the first word used to describe it. The bulbous little suckers are popular guests at birthday parties in Japan and their roe makes an inexpensive alternative to caviar. But they are also great pest managers on salmon farms,...
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An open letter to humans from 20 animals who may not be around much longer.

An open letter to humans from 20 animals who may not be around much longer. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Humans got them into this mess, but humans can save them too.
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What Europe has done for the UK environment

What Europe has done for the UK environment | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Clean beaches  EU regulations on water quality have been instrumental in cleaning up Britain’s beaches. Nearly 600 coastal bathing areas are monitored for potentially dangerous bacteria such as E.coli – with minimum standards set out for safe bathing which have to be displayed.  This pressure has resulted in a significant increase in water quality, with 99 per cent of England’s bathing waters meeting the minimum European standard, and over 82 per cent meeting the tighter guideline standard. Fish stocks
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Billionaire boater destroys reef

Billionaire boater destroys reef | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
(CNS): An anchor chain on the 300-foot mega-yacht, the MV Tatoosh, owned by billionaire Paul Allen, has destroyed almost 14,000 sq.ft of reef in the West Bay replenishment zone, the Department of E…
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As More And More Dead Sea Animals Wash Ashore, We Look At Possible Reasons Causing It

As More And More Dead Sea Animals Wash Ashore, We Look At Possible Reasons Causing It | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There's a possible threat causing the death of marine creatures as evidence shows more animals washing ashore dead. | indiatimes.com
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6 incredible facts that will change the way you think about lobsters

6 incredible facts that will change the way you think about lobsters | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Have you ever heard of lobsters holding hands? New research has revealed that there is far more to lobsters than any of us ever knew...
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Yes, you recycle. But until you start reducing, you're still killing the planet

Yes, you recycle. But until you start reducing, you're still killing the planet | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The blue bin may be preferable to the trash can, but a better goal is simply to have less stuff
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Scuba Diving with Hypertension — Medical Dive Article — DAN | Divers Alert Network

Scuba Diving with Hypertension — Medical Dive Article — DAN | Divers Alert Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A recent report in a diving medical journal cited several episodes of acute pulmonary edema (i.e., lungs congested with fluid) in individuals with uncontrolled hypertension while they were diving.
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Rare Columbus crabs from Bermuda found on mystery box washed up on Dorset beach

Rare Columbus crabs from Bermuda found on mystery box washed up on Dorset beach | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
MORE than 80 Columbus crabs, which are rarely seen in the UK, have washed up with the mystery box on a Dorset beach.
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Fish Getting ‘Drunk’ From High Carbon Dioxide Levels: Study

Fish Getting ‘Drunk’ From High Carbon Dioxide Levels: Study | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
By 2100, marine life in half the world’s surface oceans are expected to be affected by carbon dioxide intoxication, which is a condition known as hypercapnia.
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Corals Grown in Labs Help Restore Critically Endangered Reefs

Corals Grown in Labs Help Restore Critically Endangered Reefs | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An international team of researchers recently bred elkhorn corals (Acropora palamata) in a laboratory setting, to be used to repopulate critically endangered Caribbean reefs. This won't do all the work of fighting warming waters, but it helps.
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Buried Treasure

Buried Treasure | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A buried treasure is an important part of the popular beliefs surrounding pirates and Old West outlaws.

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The Lite Buddy

The Lite Buddy | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

New product:::As divers, we are aware of the importance of having our hands free to adjust buoyance or to help our buddy. This is sometimes challenged by having to hold a light in or on our hands. There is another option, The Lite Buddy.

 

The Lite Buddy

The Lite Buddy is a hands free flash-light holder increasing safety and fun in low light environments such as scuba diving, hiking, dog walking, and other activities that require you to use your hands instead of holding a flashlight.
 

The Lite Buddy, straps the light onto your forearm for easy use and hands free diving. Having your hands available, allow for easy access to help your buddy, adjust or operate equipment eg. cameras, spearfishing gun or to maintain buoyancy in the water. Excellent for dive instructors, technical divers and any diver that needs a light.

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Marine turtles' nesting troubles attributed to continuing drought

Marine turtles' nesting troubles attributed to continuing drought | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Queensland's continuing drought is causing problems for marine turtles attempting to nest on an islet in the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef.
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Icelanders Don’t Like Whale Meat—So Why the Hunts?

Icelanders Don’t Like Whale Meat—So Why the Hunts? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Icelanders have little appetite for whale meat, but hunters are reluctant to give up the trade, a new film highlights.
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Words from a Red Sea Dweller

Words from a Red Sea Dweller | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Emperor Divers’ Regional Area Manager, Luke Atkinson, spells out the reality of safety in the Red Sea
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Accident Analysis and the Birth of Modern Cave Diving

Accident Analysis and the Birth of Modern Cave Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

How Learning From Our Mistakes Has Made Cave Diving Safer Although cave diving has become increasingly popular over the last decade, it is still considered exceptionally risky by many divers.

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Ted Danson, Kate Walsh & Sam Waterston to Join Coastal Leaders in Washington to Urge President Obama to Abandon Atlantic Drilling

Ted Danson, Kate Walsh & Sam Waterston to Join Coastal Leaders in Washington to Urge President Obama to Abandon Atlantic Drilling | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ted Danson, Kate Walsh and Sam Waterston will join coastal leaders in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, January 26 to urge President Obama to abandon his plan to open the Atlantic Ocean to industrial offshore drilling for the first time in U.S. history. Oceana’s Coastal Voices Summit will bring together Atlantic leaders united against offshore drilling and seismic airgun blasting, and will take place as the Obama administration prepares to release its updated proposals for these activities.WHO:           
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Ocean species mix as Arctic sea ice melts, with unknown consequences

Ocean species mix as Arctic sea ice melts, with unknown consequences | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Researchers and citizen scientists have spotted a number of whale and bird species in the wrong oceans
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