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Plastic Oceans - a film to save our ocean

Plastic Oceans - a film to save our ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A powerful documentary about the catastrophic impact of plastic in our oceans. Save our greatest resource. Act now.
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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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Shark Attack Survivor Campaigns for Sharks at UN Meeting

Shark Attack Survivor Campaigns for Sharks at UN Meeting | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A medal-winning Paralympian from South Africa lost part of his right leg in a great white shark attack a decade ago. This week, he is an ambassador for sharks at a U.N. wildlife conference.
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Hollywood director James Cameron makes plea for Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary

Hollywood director James Cameron makes plea for Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Film director James Cameron says he hopes the Government manages to establish an ocean sanctuary around the Kermadec Islands - saying 'we've got to hold on to what we are losing'.
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A Chance to Expand Global Protections for Sharks and Rays

A Chance to Expand Global Protections for Sharks and Rays | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, commonly known as CITES, is recognized globally as one of the most effective and best-enforced international conservation agreements. It provides protections to more than 30,000 species and has been instrumental in preventing the extinction of many animals and plants.
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Spermwatch: Scientists need YOU to look for lugworm sperm

Spermwatch: Scientists need YOU to look for lugworm sperm | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The people of Britain are being asked to look out the sperm of the lugworm, in a nationwide campaign to find out more about the sex lives of the secretive, burrowing marine worm. Spermwatch is a citizen science campaign launched by scientists determined to solve a mystery that has eluded them for decades: exactly what environmental conditions trigger the lugworm to start spawning?
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Terns follow record warm temperatures in 'shock' migration to north of Alaska

Terns follow record warm temperatures in 'shock' migration to north of Alaska | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Researchers on north-west coast of Alaska startled to discover Caspian terns 1,000 miles farther north than species had been previously recorded
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Canadian navy divers help in search for old sea mines

Canadian navy divers help in search for old sea mines | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Explosive sea mines are the focus of a multi-national team of divers that annually searches sea beds for dangerous remnants of the First and Second World Wars.
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Roman gold finger ring with intaglio of Roman god Mercury among treasures declared in Wales | Culture24

Roman gold finger ring with intaglio of Roman god Mercury among treasures declared in Wales | Culture24 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Roman gold finger ring, a silver post-medieval seal matrix and a small medieval brooch are three of the newly-declared archaeological treasures in Wales. See them here.
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Life thriving on UK's biggest underwater mountains - BBC News

Life thriving on UK's biggest underwater mountains - BBC News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A deep-sea expedition discovers a remarkable array of life on the UK's tallest underwater mountains.
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We’ve been protecting Earth’s land for 100 years. We’re finally starting to protect its oceans

We’ve been protecting Earth’s land for 100 years. We’re finally starting to protect its oceans | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
How protecting huge swaths of the ocean became the new environmental obsession.
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Rising Ocean Temperatures ‘Greatest Hidden Challenge Of Our Generation,’ Report Says

Rising Ocean Temperatures ‘Greatest Hidden Challenge Of Our Generation,’ Report Says | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Rising ocean temperature is the “greatest hidden challenge of our generation," according to the most comprehensive study on ocean warming to date. (From The Weather Channel / by Pam Wright)-- Compiled by 80 scientists in 12 countries for
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Dolphins recorded having a 'conversation' and now we might be able to talk

Dolphins recorded having a 'conversation' and now we might be able to talk | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
They are known to be one of the most intelligent creatures on Earth – so perhaps it’s no surprise to learn that dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time.
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What not to do when you learn to scuba dive?

What not to do when you learn to scuba dive? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scuba Diving is an underwater recreational sport that has gained immense popularity of late. The dive enthusiasts spend most of their time in expectation of a quality dive; however, they lose out on the basics that are important for a dive: Safety. There are some basic rules that need to be followed to enjoy a
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Horrible!

Horrible! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Two North Atlantic right whales were found dead off the Maine coast from entrapment by fishing gear off Cape Cod. The critically-endangered whales are threatened
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WHO releases country estimates on air pollution exposure and health impact

WHO releases country estimates on air pollution exposure and health impact | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.
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Breach of trust

Breach of trust | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Latest news, politics, business and sport from Thailand and Asean, plus features, opinion and multimedia from across Southeast Asia.
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These fish sing only at night. But why?

These fish sing only at night. But why? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The male plainfin midshipman fish sing to woo their mates, but only in the dark of night. A new study may answer why these underwater love songs never grace the light of day.
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Scientists Catalog Over 15,000 Distinct Viruses Living in World's Ocean

Scientists Catalog Over 15,000 Distinct Viruses Living in World's Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new study from the Ohio State University have tripled the known types of viruses living in oceans around the world, providing new insights on the role of viruses in marine environment.
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France becomes the first country to ban plastic plates and cutlery

France becomes the first country to ban plastic plates and cutlery | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
France has apparently become the first country in the world to ban plastic plates, cups and utensils, passing a law that will go into effect in 2020. Exceptions will be allowed for items made of compostable, biosourced materials. The new law is a part of the country's Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, the same legislation that also outlawed plastic bags in grocery stores and markets beginning in July. Although plastic bags are forbidden in other countries -- including in some U.S. states -- no country seems to have embraced a plastic ban as sweeping as France's will be.
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Exploring Seal and Sea Lion Populations in New Zealand

Exploring Seal and Sea Lion Populations in New Zealand | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a different marine wildlife experience for non-scuba days? How about exploring New Zealand’s populations of seals and sea-lions
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Beginner diving tips to avoid danger

Beginner diving tips to avoid danger | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Safety is almost always at the forefront of any divers thinking, but occasionally and commonly even the most experienced and qualified enthusiast
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Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's wilderness in 25 years – study

Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's wilderness in 25 years – study | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Experts warn there may be no unspoilt places left within a century as report shows an area twice the size of Alaska has been lost since 1993
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Airline emissions are flying too high

Airline emissions are flying too high | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In July, Solar Impulse 2 became the first airplane to fly around the world without using fuel. At the same time, the U.S. National Aeronautics an
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Incident Insights: Sea Lion Bite

Incident Insights: Sea Lion Bite | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Early one afternoon near La Paz, Mexico, at Los Islotes, a popular dive site and sea lion rookery, a sea lion bit the diver on the stomach. At the time o
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How do shark teeth bite? Reciprocating saw, glue provide answers

How do shark teeth bite? Reciprocating saw, glue provide answers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sharks have a big reputation for their teeth.
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