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Outcry of Opposition Grows Following Recent Decision to Allow Dynamite-Like Blasts to Search for Oil & Gas Off East Coast

Outcry of Opposition Grows Following Recent Decision to Allow Dynamite-Like Blasts to Search for Oil & Gas Off East Coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The outcry of opposition grows following the Obama administration’s decision earlier this month to authorize the use of seismic airguns that make dynamite-like blasts to search for oil and gas deposit
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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, 5:08 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.

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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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The amazing floating cities of China: Entire bays covered by homes

The amazing floating cities of China: Entire bays covered by  homes | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The pictures - taken in Luoyuan Bay, in south-eastern China's Fujian province - show a mass of ramshackle wooden homes and huts floating far out into the sea.
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Simon Cowell : Pull next weeks UK x-Factor section that glorifies captive dolphins

Simon Cowell : Pull next weeks UK x-Factor section that glorifies  captive dolphins | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Hi everyone ... I live in the UK and last night millions of people across the land tuned in to the most popular family prime time show on British television .... The X Factor... Produced in its entirety by Music/tv mogul Simon Cowell.
Bearing in mind the influence this thoroughly nice guy has on the younger generations of today, imagine my horror when at the end of the show there was a quick preview of next week's talent selection process at the judges' houses dotted around the world... And one of them glorified a Dolphinarium with the contestants in a pool somewhere, be ...
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Colombo Express collides with Maersk Tanjong in Port Said

Colombo Express collides with  Maersk Tanjong in Port Said | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The 324-metre container vessel Colombo Express has collided with the 332-metre container vessel Maersk Tanjong in the Suez ...
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Rare treatment for record 53 hours saves diver

Rare treatment for record 53 hours saves diver | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Terry Begnoche remembers every chilling second of his rapid rise from 220 feet deep in Lake Superior — how an ascent that should have taken at least 45 minutes took two minutes, how he couldn’t stop it, and how he hit the surface of the great lake knowing he was in deep trouble
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These stunning photos of Greenland's "dark snow" should worry you

These stunning photos of Greenland's "dark snow" should worry you | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
When dust and soot turn Arctic ice and snow black, everything melts even faster.
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For the U.S., a New Challenge: Keeping Poachers Out of Newly Expanded Marine Reserve in the Pacific

For the U.S., a New Challenge: Keeping Poachers Out of Newly Expanded Marine Reserve in the Pacific | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has created the world's largest protected area. Now how will it police these waters?
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Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun

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Why that’s good news for alien hunters
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The Film Everyone Needs to See: Plastic Paradise

The Film Everyone Needs to See: Plastic Paradise | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The wide adoption of plastics for making everything from single-use shopping bags to toys to gadgets and electronics has been a boon for the consumer, but an environmental disaster for the planet.

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57 Ways to Improve Your Dive Gear

57 Ways to Improve Your Dive Gear | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Customizing your dive gear for greater safety and comfort. Plus: 12 'improvements' you should never make. Get more dive training tips at scubadiving.com
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Divers find WWII coffee in torpedoed boat that still makes a nice brew

Divers find WWII coffee in torpedoed boat that still makes a nice brew | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The beans were brought up from the wreck of the Sulina, a Romanian cargo ship which was sunk in Black Sea after being struck by a Soviet torpedo during the Second World War.
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Barrier reef dredging: green groups win more time for court challenge

Barrier reef dredging: green groups win more time for court challenge | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Conservationists are opposed to any dredging which would enable the expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal
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Confessions of a Divemaster: Your Scuba Instructor Wants to Drown You

Confessions of a Divemaster: Your Scuba Instructor Wants to Drown You | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Some divemasters spill their secret habits and annoyances as they teach vacationers how to scuba dive. From dumb questions to hooking up with students, they tell us what really goes down when they go underwater.
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The Dangers of Narcosis

The Dangers of Narcosis | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Why training and experience can help you keep your head while tech diving
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Creature Feature: Leatherback Sea Turtle

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If you’re an ocean lover, you’ve probably heard of the mighty leatherback sea turtle—the largest of the seven sea turtle species. Leatherback sea turtles can grow over six feet in length, and weigh mo
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The High Cost of a Littered Beach

The High Cost of a Littered Beach | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In the U.S., where over half of us live along the coast and more than 78 percent of our overseas trade by volume comes and goes along our marine highways, the health of our coasts is intricately connected to the health of our nation's economy. The National Ocean Service (NOS) translates science, tools, and services into action, to address threats to coastal areas such as climate change, population growth, port congestion, and contaminants in the environment, all working towards healthy coasts and healthy economies.
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CTV National News: Exploring the deep

CTV National News: Exploring the deep | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It was a dream that started 50 years ago with a tiny submersible bound for the mysteries of the deep. Paul Workman reports.
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Throw them to the sharks! Brave diver on how to regulate lionfish...

Throw them to the sharks! Brave diver on how to regulate lionfish... | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A diver has found a new way to control rising numbers of lionfish off the coast of Cuba - by feeding the venomous species to Caribbean reef sharks.
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Most French canned tuna from non-sustainable sources — Greenpeace

Most French canned tuna from non-sustainable sources — Greenpeace | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Greenpeace France last week revealed its first survey of canned tuna sold in French supermarkets aiming to highlight which tuna brands are eco-friendly being sourced by sustainable means or from plentiful stocks.
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Divers Alert Network, Steel Tank Causes Diver to Become Inverted While Descending

Divers Alert Network, Steel Tank Causes Diver to Become Inverted While Descending | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Suggesting the diver migrate to a steel tank from an aluminum tank was a good idea to address his concern regarding his air consumption rate by allowing him a larger reserve of air supply. The inst...
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Nearly 600 Years of Tree Rings Show Altered Ocean Habitat

Nearly 600 Years of Tree Rings Show Altered Ocean Habitat | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Ocean currents that deliver important nutrients to shallow, coastal waters have become weaker and more variable over the last half-century, which could affect fish and other marine animals that nourish themselves in these nutrient-rich waters, according to a new study.

 

Data records spanning almost 600 years have shown that the strength of coastal upwelling off the west coast of North America has become more variable since 1950. Researchers pieced together this long-term look at ocean trends from an unlikely source: tree rings.

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What's Not Trying to Kill California Sea Otters?

What's Not Trying to Kill California Sea Otters? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Once upon a time, tens of thousands of sea otters floated and swam off California's coast. But the fur trade in the 18th and 19th centuries took care of that, nearly wiping out the subspecies, and many people believed that it had gone extinct. But all of that changed in 1938 when the last raft—or group—of around 50 sea otters were found alive and well near the Bixby Canyon Bridge in Big Sur.

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The 20-Year-Old Who Plans to Remove All Plastic from the Ocean

The 20-Year-Old Who Plans to Remove All Plastic from the Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Boyan Slat is a an inspiring young man on a big mission, to remove all plastic from the ocean, and he has no plans of slowing down until his mission is complete.

No, he’s not some superhuman 20-year-old wunderkind who magically found a potential fix to a major Global Crisis. He’s simply a
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SorayaLeire's curator insight, September 27, 10:30 AM

EL VEINTEAÑERO QUE DECIDE QUITAR TODO EL PLÁSTICO DEL OCÉANO

 

Noticia:

Boyan Slat es un joven hombre inspirador con una gran misión: acabar con todo el plástico que hay en el océano. Y no tiene pensado parar hasta que no consiga completamente su objetivo.

No, él no es ningún super-héroe de 20 años que mágicamente ha encontrado un nuevo poder para reparar una crisis global; no, él es simplemente un brillante ejemplo de dedicación personal, conservación de recursos y trabajo duro.

 

Comentario:

Que haya personas tan jóvenes que marquen tal impacto en la sociedad como este chico, es realmente admirable.

Boyan Slat es un ejemplo que todos deberíamos tener en cuenta al haberse percatado del problema que sufre en estos días nuestro planeta. Bueno, uno de muchos. Pero su empeño en acabar con el plástico del pacífico, puesto en otros asuntos, resolvería otros muchos problemas.

Slat ha creado dos campañas: "Ocean Cleanup Project" y "IndieGoGo Campaign" y ha recaudado con la segunda $80.000 aunque necesitó otros 2 millones para empezar cobrar su sueño realidad.

Los humanos abusamos de los recursos que nos proporciona nuestro planeta, y después no tenemos lugar para almacenarlos o nos olvidamos de ellos tirándolos al mar como si no viéndolos se acabara nuestro problema; y esto no es así.

Es un círculo vicioso,o un ciclo positivo de realimentación, porque: a más recursos, más demanda, a más demanda, mayor número de residuos, a mayor número de residuos, mayor riesgo de contaminación y más plásticos al mar, y así.

 

Conclusión:

Todos necesitamos un poquito de esa determinación de Slat, y así acabaríamos con los problemas que sufre nuestra Tierra.

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Lessons for Life: Alone in a Crowd

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Seven scuba divers enter the water for a wreck dive, but only six returned alive. Learn how to stay safe and avoid dive accidents in this latest installment of Lessons for Life.
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Volunteer Divers Cleaning Up after 2011 Tsunami - DIVE.in

Volunteer Divers Cleaning Up after 2011 Tsunami - DIVE.in | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
What happened to the ocean around Japan after the 2011 Tsunami? Bonnie Waycott will show you the area and show you how you can help the divers in Japan.
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The 5,000-year-old sunken city in Southern Greece

The 5,000-year-old sunken city in Southern Greece | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In the Peloponnesus region of southern Greece there is a small village called Pavlopetri, where a nearby ancient city dating back 5,000 years resides. However, this is not an ordinary archaeological s
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