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Oscar Snubs 'Blackfish,' but the Film's Anti-Captivity Message Lives On

Oscar Snubs 'Blackfish,' but the Film's Anti-Captivity Message Lives On | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fans and killer whale advocates are dismayed that the documentary about orcas in captivity did not make the final cut of nominees for best feature documentary.
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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?

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Can you help us photograph the ghost fishing gear problem?

Can you help us photograph the ghost fishing gear problem? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Calling all divers, surfers and marine photographers! Help us document the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear by sending us your photos.
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Jennifer Lawrence to star in true freediving drama 'The Dive'

Jennifer Lawrence to star in true freediving drama 'The Dive' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Actress will play a French world record-setting free diver who drowned during a deep dive accident.
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SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, January 26, 2:24 PM

Although the story has a tragic ending, glad to see this inspiration story being done by Hollywood.  Thanks James Cameron for continuing to bring attention to water sports.

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Cave diving antics recounted | British Diver

Cave diving antics recounted | British Diver | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
New anthology of stories from veteran caver
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Introducing The Post’s new energy and environment online section

Introducing The Post’s new energy and environment online section | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We launch at a time when these issues matter more than ever, but the public remains disengaged.
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Tattered shark nets full of giant holes are not protecting swimmers

Tattered shark nets full of giant holes are not protecting swimmers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Shark nets in popular beaches across NSW are reportedly littered with holes, with Bondi Beach being named as the 'worst' as it's full of 'tangles and tears'.
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Top Ten Wreck Diving Tips For Safer Penetration Dives

Top Ten Wreck Diving Tips For Safer Penetration Dives | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Top Ten wreck diving tips by Andy Davis, Advanced Sidemount Technical Wreck diving instructor and deep shipwreck explorer. Subic Bay, Philippines.
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Marco Fuentes's curator insight, January 21, 3:59 PM

Top Ten de los consejos de buceo naufragio de Andy Davis, Advanced Sidemount técnico instructor de buceo Wreck y explorador naufragio profundo. Subic Bay, Filipinas.

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A grim future for coral reefs—why it matters for New Zealand

A grim future for coral reefs—why it matters for New Zealand | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The outlook for coral reefs around the world is bleak—predictions are that they could be completely gone in just a few decades. Coral reefs are a vital part of marine ecosystems but are being destroyed by global warming and ocean acidification, as well as more localised threats such as agricultural ...
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Coral Reefs Show Remarkable Ability to Recover from Near Death

Coral Reefs Show Remarkable Ability to Recover from Near Death | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists have identified key factors that enable corals to recover from bleaching events brought on by global warming
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Seafood Fraud: Overview

Seafood Fraud: Overview | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Footage supplied by Getty Images Editorial Footage/Getty Images.Seafood is a popular food in the United States, yet consumers are routinely given little or no information about the seafood they eat. P
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Caribbean island says goodbye diesel and hello 100% renewable electricity

Caribbean island says goodbye diesel and hello 100% renewable electricity | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For the residents of Bonaire, the switch from fossil-fueled to renewable energy systems has made a world of difference.
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Public Opinions Shifting Towards Dolphins In Captivity, Activist Says

Public Opinions Shifting Towards Dolphins In Captivity, Activist Says | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Ric O'Barry feels the tide turning in his long quest to change the public's mind about dolphins in captivity.
He went from being a dolphin trainer on the beloved "Flipper" TV series in the 1960s...
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Mapping the World's Problems

Mapping the World's Problems | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Google Earth Engine works with scientists by using satellite imagery to provide data visualizations for environmental and health issues.
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Sea Shepherd to spend $12m award on 'dream ship' to patrol Southern Ocean

Sea Shepherd to spend $12m award on 'dream ship' to patrol Southern Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Money presented at Amsterdam gala is the largest donation the conservation group has received to date
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Ancient underwater forest found off UK

Ancient underwater forest found off UK | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
BBC Inside Out reveals a 'lost world' with the discovery of a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old underneath the sea off eastern England.
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5 Reasons Why Great White Sharks are the Blackberry of the Seas | Deep Sea News

5 Reasons Why Great White Sharks are the Blackberry of the Seas | Deep Sea News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The following post is authored by Lindsay Gaskins as part of the Sizing Ocean Giants project. This post originally occurred on the Story of Size. Source:
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Coast Guard, fisheries service seize 2,700 pounds of illegally-caught shrimp

Coast Guard, fisheries service seize 2,700 pounds of illegally-caught shrimp | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
HOUSTON, Texas -- Some 2,700 pounds of shrimp were seized from a fishing vessel off the Louisiana coast Tuesday after authorities found the vessel fishing without the legally-required turtle excluding devices. A Station Lake Charles boarding team from the U.S....
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Baby Tortoises Found On Galapagos Island For First Time In Over 100 Years

Baby Tortoises Found On Galapagos Island For First Time In Over 100 Years | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.
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A super trawler banned from Australia is back in Irish waters

A super trawler banned from Australia is back in Irish waters | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It has some fishermen concerned.
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Miami Seaquarium is a "Crime Scene"

Miami Seaquarium is a "Crime Scene" | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
During an impassioned speech at the Miracle March for Lolita, the largest protest in history for a captive whale, Jane Velez-Mitchell of JaneUnhained.com called the Miami Seaquarium a "crime scene" to the thunderous applause of over a thousand people from around the world who descended upon Key Biscayne, Florida, to demand her freedom.
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Lionfish Aren’t as Lovely as They Look

Lionfish Aren’t as Lovely as They Look | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There is a creature so feared by the government that citizens are being organized to kill it, en masse. It is a fish.
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Paulo Gervasio's curator insight, January 19, 9:16 AM

25 years ago, I went diving with a close friend and his brother. There are venomous spines on its dorsal fin and below. and my friends brother got stung in the hand - His hand swelled up to more than 2 times the size and we had to look for help. We went to a resort and got a tip from the dive master - hot water as hot as he can stand it tp break up the poison.

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Sea levels rising faster than previously thought says new study

Sea levels rising faster than previously thought says new study | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Assessment of 600 tidal gauges across the globe suggests a 25% greater acceleration in the rise over the past 20 years
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Cargo ship rescued after breakdown to prevent it drifting into Great Barrier Reef

Cargo ship rescued after breakdown to prevent it drifting into Great Barrier Reef | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Conservationists say increase in shipping could put marine wonder in peril after 132-metre Thor Commander is towed to stop it from running aground
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AirAsia Flight: Voice And Data Recorders Found

AirAsia Flight: Voice And Data Recorders Found | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Salvage experts claim flight 8501 is likely to have exploded before it crashed into the sea as its black box is found.
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Chemicals in freshwater fish put health at risk

Chemicals in freshwater fish put health at risk | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Chefs' recipes and a quest for novelty may be behind a rise in the number of people eating freshwater fish, but, according to a new report, they may be putting their health at risk. Scientists found that fish such as perch and roach caught in unmanaged inland waterways, including canals, may contain significant levels of toxic chemicals.
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