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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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Researcher studies impact of climate change on poor

Researcher studies impact of climate change on poor | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As climate change advances and triggers more frequent and severe tropical storms, floods, droughts and rising sea levels, we may wonder what could b
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Ally Tate's curator insight, April 25, 10:52 AM
Many climate factors contribute to the fluctuation in water.
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Polar bear 'dies of a broken heart' after best friend shipped off by SeaWorld

Polar bear 'dies of a broken heart' after best friend shipped off by SeaWorld | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
"This should be a wake-up call to SeaWorld: Stop breeding and shipping animals", says Peta.
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Can we still save Arctic ice? NASA photos show what's at stake

Can we still save Arctic ice? NASA photos show what's at stake | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Continuing a decades' long decline, sea ice has hit record lows every month since October.
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Ally Tate's curator insight, April 25, 10:55 AM
If the Arctic ice melts we are going to have some large repercussions.
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A group of divers is saving Myanmar’s marine wildlife from deadly ghost nets | Coconuts Yangon

A group of divers is saving Myanmar’s marine wildlife from deadly ghost nets | Coconuts Yangon | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A year ago, a diver found 12 dead sharks in a fishing net off the Myanmar coast. Last month, she went back to remove the deadly net.
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Vancouver Park Board votes to ban cetacean captivity at the city’s aquarium

Vancouver Park Board votes to ban cetacean captivity at the city’s aquarium | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Vancouver Park Board has voted on 9th March 2017 to ban the importation and display of live cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium. The vote came after two night
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Frozen methane bubbles in lakes complicate battle with global warming

The warmer temperatures experienced in the Arctic as climate change progresses lead to a greater release of methane when the permafrost melts. But methan
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Here comes Finclip, the new way to don your fins

Here comes Finclip, the new way to don your fins | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Due to the great interest among the community of divers, the Finclip Team has just relaunched the crowfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund the productio
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New World record in free diving under the ice

New World record in free diving under the ice | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There are two different types of free diving – the better-known free diving for depth and the lesser known free diving for distance. But in bot
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How Did Aboriginal Australians Arrive on the Continent? DNA Helps Solve a Mystery

How Did Aboriginal Australians Arrive on the Continent? DNA Helps Solve a Mystery | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists used a genetic test to discover that the ancestors of Aboriginal Australians arrived 50,000 years ago and spread along the coastlines.
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China's premier unveils smog-busting plan to 'make skies blue again'

China's premier unveils smog-busting plan to 'make skies blue again' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Li Keqiang promises to intensify battle against air pollution as he unveils series of measures at annual people’s congress
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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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He lost a leg to a shark. Now he's trying to save the species

He lost a leg to a shark. Now he's trying to save the species | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Achmat Hassiem of South Africa has emerged as a major defender of sharks.
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Sharktruth Part 1: Dive with Sharks. It’s the Safest Thing You’ll Do All Day

Sharktruth Part 1: Dive with Sharks. It’s the Safest Thing You’ll Do All Day | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
When asked what they are afraid of when they get in the ocean, many people will say sharks. When asked what they would most like to see in the ocean, thos
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Non-native organisms spread around world in ships’ ballast water

Non-native organisms spread around world in ships’ ballast water | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Before leaving a port for a voyage across the ocean, large ships take on ballast water. When they get to their destination they no longer need it so i
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Brain Damage in Sea Lions Linked to Toxic 'Red Tides' - D-brief

Brain Damage in Sea Lions Linked to Toxic 'Red Tides' - D-brief | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A neurotoxin produced by marine algae is erasing sea lions' memories and making it difficult for the animals to hunt and find home. 
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New Zealand Artist Freeman White Creates Rob Stewart Tribute

New Zealand Artist Freeman White Creates Rob Stewart Tribute | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
New Zealander Freeman White has created a stunning shark mural as a tribute to the late Rob Stewart. The mural was created as part of the Seawalls: Artist
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How Does a Regulator Work? A Beginner’s Guide to Scuba Regulators

How Does a Regulator Work? A Beginner’s Guide to Scuba Regulators | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Few pieces of sporting equipment carry more mystique than scuba regulators. Regulators are sold with a dizzying array of choices, features, and often hype, and there may be a fierce loyalty to brands among experienced divers. But is all the hype justified? Learn about common regulator concerns, terms, and
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Conservationist Rob Stewart’s Family

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Conservationist Rob Stewart’s Family | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The family of Rob Stewart, a Canadian filmmaker and shark conservationist, filed a wrongful death lawsuit on 28th March 2017 at Broward County, Florida
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