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Sick turtle finds temporary home in bathtub

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A KINGSCLIFF resident made his bathtub a temporary home for a half-metre long turtle who has likely ingested discarded plastic.
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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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3D printed turtle eggs to be used to detect poaching

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A conservation group has created 3D printed sea turtle eggs containing GPS trackers. The eggs are set to be deployed this fall in Central America during an arribada, or mass nesting event when 90 percent of eggs will be poached from certain beaches.
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Is there any tuna that it’s OK to eat?

Is there any tuna that it’s OK to eat? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Tesco is removing several lines of John West tuna from its shelves. So what varieties are sustainable, how should they be caught and from where?
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Better Places For Plastic Than The Ocean

Better Places For Plastic Than The Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Here are several ideas on how we can reuse unwanted plastic rather than just throwing it away (because, as we know, there is no ‘away’).
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Keywords: Environment / Ocean

I scooped this post because of my interest in the environment and preservation of our natural resources. I think it should be in everyones interest to preserve the environment to ensure good health for future generations. 
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Beware of the ‘white tuna’

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If you see “white tuna” on the menu at a restaurant, beware. There is no species of fish called white tuna — and eating it may relegate you to a day stuck on the toilet.
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From Seahorses to Sticklebacks: The Ocean’s Top Dads

From Seahorses to Sticklebacks: The Ocean’s Top Dads | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Although it’s the norm for females to carry, hatch and nurture their young, there are exceptions, like these dedicated marine Dads.
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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

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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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Sarah Dolman: Why are we waiting to save sea species?

Sarah Dolman: Why are we waiting to save sea species? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Urgent action is needed on Marine Protected Areas, says Sarah Dolman
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History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian

History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Tins of jam and crackers hidden in Greenland’s Arctic desert made for a delicious surprise
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I chose to scoop this article because I would love to visit the Smithsonian one day. I absolutely adore science and am also a closet history nerd, and being able to visit the Smithsonian would be an incredible learning experience
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Do we really need a new U.N. oceans treaty? Yes, and here’s why.

Do we really need a new U.N. oceans treaty? Yes, and here’s why. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There's a new U.N. treaty for the high seas.
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19,000 Smuggled Sea Turtle Eggs Seized

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In this week’s crime blotter: Filipinos detained on suspicion of smuggling and an ivory kingpin jailed for 20 years.
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Oceans may be large, overlooked source of hydrogen gas

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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

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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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