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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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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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Insurance protection offered diving professionals

Insurance protection offered diving professionals | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Divers Alert Network (DAN), in conjunction with its subsidiary Risk Retention Group, is offering liability insurance to scuba diving professionals an
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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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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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