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Crew recapture Taiwan ship from Somali pirates

Crew recapture Taiwan ship from Somali pirates | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The crew of a Taiwanese fishing vessel fought against armed Somali pirates to retake their ship after it was hijacked off East Africa, Taiwan authorities said Sunday.
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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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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, 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?

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What’s in a name? 11 Sea Creatures that Look Exactly How They Sound

What’s in a name? 11 Sea Creatures that Look Exactly How They Sound | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Sea Shepherd Activists Confront Toothfish Poaching Ship in Antarctic / Sputnik International

Sea Shepherd Activists Confront Toothfish Poaching Ship in Antarctic / Sputnik International | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd said surveillance activities by Australia and New Zealand had improved toothfish populations in some areas. However, poaching is on the rise in remote parts of the Southern Oceans, which are outside national jurisdictions.
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18,000 tons of concrete to be dumped in Gulf of Mexico

18,000 tons of concrete to be dumped in Gulf of Mexico | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Workers are planning to dump 18,000 tons of concrete into the Gulf of Mexico—for a good reason.
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Where Has All the (Sea Trash) Plastic Gone?

Where Has All the (Sea Trash) Plastic Gone? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists track down plastic sea trash to find out where it hides.
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Scientists are worried Greenland might melt even faster than expected

Scientists are worried Greenland might melt even faster than expected | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
New studies outline alarming new findings about the stability of the Greenland ice sheet.
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TN teachers emerge after 73 days under the sea

TN teachers emerge after 73 days under the sea | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Since Oct. 3, two Roane State Community College professors had hosted an underwater classroom in a submerged Key Largo habitat, trying to interest young people in marine science through YouTube.
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World's beaches being washed away due to coastal development

World's beaches being washed away due to coastal development | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
From Florida to the Costa del Sol, costly sea defences are accelerating beach erosion and will ultimately fail to protect coastal towns and cities from rising tides, say experts
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Cape Cod Mystery: A Surge of Stranded Turtles

Cape Cod Mystery: A Surge of Stranded Turtles | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Volunteers are waging a rescue effort after finding almost 1,200 turtles washed ashore since mid-November, far more than in the previous record year.
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Devastating Oil Spill Threatens Rare Dolphins and Bengal Tigers

Devastating Oil Spill Threatens Rare Dolphins and Bengal Tigers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Bangladeshi villagers are using spoons and sponges to clean up fuel leaked by a tanker.
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7 Greenpeace victories you made possible in 2014

7 Greenpeace victories you made possible in 2014 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It’s been a great year for Greenpeace and our supporters. Here’s just a small sample of the victories you helped make happen this year.
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Rare Footage Shows Sperm Whale Giving Birth With Help From Her Pod

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Petition: Tell Virgin to Stop Promoting Whale and Dolphin Shows

Petition: Tell Virgin to Stop Promoting Whale and Dolphin Shows | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
TUI, a huge international travel company based in Germany, has just removed visits to watch captive... (53091 signatures on petition)
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Underwater encounter of the third kind! Deep-sea divers dwarfed by gigantic ... - Daily Mail

Underwater encounter of the third kind! Deep-sea divers dwarfed by gigantic ... - Daily Mail | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Lucia Terui, a Brazilian who now lives in Japan, became obsessed with photographing the Nomura's jellyfish after encountering the graceful giants of the sea on one of her first diving trips.

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Chinese Boats Swoop in on Squid- Daily NK

Chinese Boats Swoop in on Squid- Daily NK | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Squid for North Koreans are essential when it comes to putting food on the table, so much so that they are dubbed as "providing the means to feed the country’s people." Recently, however, Chinese fishing boats engaged in pair trawling practices are reportedly dominating the East Sea, dealing a severe blow to people’s livelihoods, the Daily NK has learned.

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Whales sing for their supper

Whales sing for their supper | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists at Syracuse University recorded whales off the coast of Massachusetts and found they make 'tick-tock' noises while hunting together at night in deep, pitch-black water.
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Ocean Acidification Causing Pacific Oyster Die Off : DNews

Ocean Acidification Causing Pacific Oyster Die Off : DNews | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Oysters are sensitive to increasingly corrosive seawater, and it's causing commercial oyster operations to fail.
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White House task force launches rule to curb pirate fishing

White House task force launches rule to curb pirate fishing | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A presidential task force will propose new ways Tuesday to curb pirate fishing, administration officials said,
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We Drew A Cartoon Timeline Of SeaWorld's Downward Spiral. You're Welcome.

We Drew A Cartoon Timeline Of SeaWorld's Downward Spiral. You're Welcome. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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SeaWorld Slashes Hundreds Of Jobs In Desperate Bid To Stay Afloat

SeaWorld Slashes Hundreds Of Jobs In Desperate Bid To Stay Afloat | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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'Nature Is Speaking': 'Coral Reef'

'Nature Is Speaking': 'Coral Reef' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new series of videos narrated by Ian Somerhalder, Julia Roberts, Penélope Cruz, and other actors is rebranding the environmental movement.
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Aceh Set to Create Its Own New and Totally Preventable Disaster - The Jakarta Globe

Aceh Set to Create Its Own New and Totally Preventable Disaster - The Jakarta Globe | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Aceh’s government completely omits to mention the existence of the Leuser Ecosystem in the Qanun 19. They intend to chop down and convert it.
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ICEBOT 3D MAPS ANTARCTIC SEA ICE

ICEBOT 3D MAPS ANTARCTIC SEA ICE | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Antarctica’s sea ice is now mapped in 3D after scientists from the UK, US and Australia used an underwater robot to explore areas that were previously too difficult to access
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