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Don’t allow our oceans to be destroyed by deep-sea mining | Oceana

Oceana is the largest international ocean conservation organization. We work on a limited number of strategic campaigns to stop ocean pollution, protect marine wildlife, promote responsible fishing, stop offshore drilling, ocean acidification, and more.
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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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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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How Task Loading Can Cause A Scuba Diving Accident

How Task Loading Can Cause A Scuba Diving Accident | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
My girlfriend and I are both PADI dive masters and work part-time for a local Vancouver Island Dive shop . We both learned to dive in cold water and hav
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Scientists discover huge craters formed by methane exploding as ice sheet melts

Scientists discover huge craters formed by methane exploding as ice sheet melts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientist say explosions could be linked to the huge craters currently being formed in Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula.
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2nd Annual Hawg Dive

2nd Annual Hawg Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Xtreme Edge Dive Centre is hosting its 2nd Annual HAWG Roast and Dive Gear Demo Event at Fox Point Beach at St Margaret's Bay
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Florida sharks worth much more alive than dead, says study

Florida sharks worth much more alive than dead, says study | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Shark-related dives in Florida generated more than $221 million in revenue and fuelled over 3700 jobs in 2016, according to a new report from Oceana. This compares to the total U.S. shark fin export market of just $1.03 million.

The demand for shark fins is one of the greatest threats facing shark populations around the world.
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Plastic-eating Caterpillar Could Solve Global Plastic Pollution.

Plastic-eating Caterpillar Could Solve Global Plastic Pollution. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Spanish biologist and amateur beekeeper, Federica Bertocchini, has discovered a plastic-eating caterpillar that could be the solution to globa
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Entangled in Kelp

Entangled in Kelp | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
On his first-ever night dive, Sam, an uncertified and inexperienced diver with fewer than 15 lifetime dives, descended to catch lobsters with tw
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Boat Safety Day

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Join a free and public event to learn more about safe boating and how to enjoy a summer on the water. Visit with us, the Frenchman’s Bay Power
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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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