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Underwater Photography: Ice Diving in a Quarry Lake, Skane, Sweden

Underwater Photography: Ice Diving in a Quarry Lake, Skane, Sweden | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An interesting underwater photograph taken while ice diving in a quarry lake in Skane, Southern Sweden. How dod Stefan Beskow get the shot?
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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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A Day in the Life of an Instructor – Rainy Days and Rays

A Day in the Life of an Instructor – Rainy Days and Rays | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
When you live in paradise not every day can be a perfect day. There are the good days and the bad days, sunny days and rainy days. Living in the tropics
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Trump is a pariah in the face of climate crisis

In withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, U.S. President Donald Trump demonstrated monumental ignorance about climate change and the agreement itself. A
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Some Arctic Reflections on U.S. Plans to Exit the Paris Climate Pact

Some Arctic Reflections on U.S. Plans to Exit the Paris Climate Pact | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It’s not wise for the U.S. to cede global leadership on curbing carbon emissions while Alaska witnesses the impacts of dramatic warming, says Mike Sfraga of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Polar Initiative and the University of the Arctic’s Institute for Arctic Policy.

On June 1, President
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Andere Ruiz Mirazo's curator insight, June 15, 4:59 AM

Toda la evidencia es poca para quien no quiere rectificar. Alaska es el estado más grande de la Unión pero queda tan lejos...

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World Ocean’s Day: Blue heart – an interview with Dr. Sylvia Earle

World Ocean’s Day: Blue heart – an interview with Dr. Sylvia Earle | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Dr Sylvia Earle is an American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998.
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World Oceans Day salutes our most important provider

World Oceans Day salutes our most important provider | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The late John F. Kennedy’s interests went beyond politics. He and his family were passionate sailors. With the Atlantic Ocean at their doorstep in Cap
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Trudeau must reinstate dive team immediately

Trudeau must reinstate dive team immediately | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Coquitlam - NDP Fisheries & Oceans Critic Fin Donnelly (Port Moody-Coquitlam) condemned the federal Liberal government for disbanding the Coast Guard’
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Oceanic and Hollis sold to Huish Outdoors

Oceanic and Hollis sold to Huish Outdoors | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
American scuba equipment manufacturers Oceanic and Hollis have been sold to the Huish Outdoors Group, which acquired the brands from America
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Video Review – 47 Meters Down

Video Review – 47 Meters Down | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Well fantastic. Another ridiculous movie that will only perpetuate an unfounded fear of sharks, and give fuel to those that see no problem with the killin
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Diver extraordinaire Jill Heinerth earns books contract

Diver extraordinaire Jill Heinerth earns books contract | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
After winning Canada’s Polar Medal in March, Jill Heinerth has followed up in April with a four-book contract. Heinerth, a well-known technica
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A Sea Turtle and the Ugly Journey of a Plastic Fork | Project AWARE

A Sea Turtle and the Ugly Journey of a Plastic Fork | Project AWARE | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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The impact of our actions on the natural environment are never more evident.  Education and action are fundamental to conservation of wildlife in our waterways.
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Commercial Diving Course::Holland College Prince Edward Island

Commercial Diving Course::Holland College Prince Edward Island | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
If you’re interested in a career in the trades and want a skill so specialized it can take you anywhere, then Commercial Diving is for you.

Holland College students train in the waters of the North Atlantic preparing them for work in any body of water around the world, including tidal waters
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Polar bears shift from seals to bird eggs as Arctic ice melts

Polar bears shift from seals to bird eggs as Arctic ice melts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The habitat overlap of polar bears and their main prey, ringed seals, is disappearing and the bears are instead getting closer to nesting birds
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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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