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Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea

Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Nine American fisheries together throw overboard as much as 340 million pounds of fish and other species they were not trying to catch, a report finds. Much of it is perfectly edible fish.
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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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Remains of extinct 'zebra-like' horse found in cave of ancient man

Remains of extinct 'zebra-like' horse found in cave of ancient man | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Researchers have found remains of the Ovodov Horse in a cave in Russia that show it was alive as recently as 24,000 years ago - hundreds of thousands of years later than we thought.
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Effects of extreme drought can take years to surface in a forest

Effects of extreme drought can take years to surface in a forest | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Why do some trees die in a drought and others don’t? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in future droughts?Scientists from UC Davis and colleagues examined those questions in a study published in the journal Ecolog
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Testing of a hydrogen bomb

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The nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll program was a series of 23 nuclear devices detonated by the United States between 1946 to 1958.

Test weapons were detonated on the reef itself, on the sea, in the air and underwater. The actual island, Bikini Atoll, is one island of 23 islands that comprises the Marshall Islands in
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FedEx: Please Stop Transporting Captive Dolphins for Human Entertainment!

We learned from the recent shipment of three captive-born dolphins to Dolphinaris Arizona that FedEx has been transporting live dolphins for the captivity industry .

Dolphins transported in this inhumane manner are packed in narrow coffin-like crates where they remain immobile throughout the entire trip as if they were inanimate objects. Such
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Caribbean dives and descending under frozen lake both a lark

Caribbean dives and descending under frozen lake both a lark | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Having done most of her diving in warm-winter climates such as the Caribbean, one would think Charlene Suchy would be hesitant to dive under a
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To figure out how ghost sharks evolved, scientists virtually reconstructed an ancient shark brain

To figure out how ghost sharks evolved, scientists virtually reconstructed an ancient shark brain | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A fossilized shark skull that’s more than 280 million years old could be a missing evolutionary link between sharks, and their strange deep-sea relatives known as ghost sharks. That’s not all
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10 Masters of undersea camouflage

10 Masters of undersea camouflage | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Discover the experts of underwater camouflage, best equipped fish to hide from predators or to fool their prey.
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9 Things That Can Kill You in the Ocean Besides Sharks

Your life preserver can't save you now.
Sure, summer is a great time to visit the beach, build sandcastles and splash in the water, but it can also can be a time of grave danger. The ocean is dark, and deep, and loaded with mysterious creatures and tales of woe. If you don't stay alert, you
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Sustainable tuna fishing is bad for climate – here’s why

Sustainable tuna fishing is bad for climate – here’s why | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fishing methods meant to keep marine ecosystems healthy may unintentionally aggravate climate change
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Large fish dragged NZ fisherman into remote waters

Large fish dragged NZ fisherman into remote waters | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Kiwi fisherman was left treading water for six hours after being dragged into remote waters by a marlin off Western Australia. The angler
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Introducing The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Recovery Team (CHAA)

Introducing The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Recovery Team (CHAA) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In October of 2001 the CHAA Dive Recovery Team was formed under the guidance of Bob Hewitt with the concept of recovering Canadian historical aircraf
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Porpoises plan their dives and can set their heart rate to match

Porpoises plan their dives and can set their heart rate to match | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The discovery suggests all cetaceans can do this, and provides a new clue to how noise pollution may trigger strandings
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A famous island nobody knows

A famous island nobody knows | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
“These islands touched my life without my knowing: the perfumes that waft by at parties, the vanilla that flavours my ice cream and the cloves that spice up my Christmas cookies.”
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Report: U.S. and Canadian Farms Are Devastating the Great Lakes

Report: U.S. and Canadian Farms Are Devastating the Great Lakes | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Our governments must do more!
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Here's How Virginia Scientists Perform Autopsies on Whales

Here's How Virginia Scientists Perform Autopsies on Whales | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Alex Costidis ran a razor-sharp knife through the thick blubber Friday morning, exposing some of the whale’s organs. Somehow, the smell didn’t seem t
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Global warming could lead to toxic fish

Global warming could lead to toxic fish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Global warming could lead to raised levels of toxic mercury in the fish we eat, new research suggests. Increased rainfall and melting snow and ice is expected to increase the flow of organic matter into aquatic ecosystems in large parts of the northern hemisphere. Research conducted in Sweden predicts that this could lead to a sevenfold increase in the mercury content of zooplankton, tiny marine animals at the base of the ocean food chain.
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We mustn’t let a superpower turn its back on rationality

We mustn’t let a superpower turn its back on rationality | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Protesting the incoming Trump administration’s anti-science agenda may not be easy – but it’s vital not just for the US, but the world
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Republicans Plan to Roll Back Parts of the Endangered Species Act

Republicans Plan to Roll Back Parts of the Endangered Species Act | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Republicans are planning to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools
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Royal Penguin

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Royal penguins nest in large colonies on Macquarie Island and nearby Bishop and Clerk Islands in Australia. They favor rocky or pebbly beaches during most of the year. They are members of the crested penguin family, but unlike other crested penguins that have black chins, royal penguins’ chins and faces are pale grey or white leading up to their colorful plumes. Fitted with black crowns and short orange bills, these penguins are also the tallest of crested penguins, standing at about 28 inches tall. Females are often slightly smaller than the males.
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All New Nautilus Lifeline GPS VHF Safety Radio for Scuba Divers - Don't be left at Sea

All New Nautilus Lifeline GPS VHF Safety Radio for Scuba Divers - Don't be left at Sea | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
All New Nautilus Lifeline GPS VHF Safety Radio for Scuba Divers - Don't be left at Sea

The all new Nautilus LifeLine Marine Rescue GPS is less than half the size of our original radio and is incredibly simple to use.  Simply undo the latch and open, turn on, remove the red distress cap and press the
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