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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.

CEC Houston's curator insight, September 3, 2:32 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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Walmart Fined $100 Million Over Illegal Dumping of Hazardous Waste

Walmart Fined $100 Million Over Illegal Dumping of Hazardous Waste | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The country's largest retailer pleaded guilty to six counts of violating the Clean water Act. The retailer was found guilty and fined over 110 million dollars for the illegal disposing of fertilizer , bleach and pesticide compounds into the sewer system, among other environmental violations.
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Pakistan’s endangered sharks – The Express Tribune

Pakistan’s endangered sharks – The Express Tribune | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Marine dept does not have data accord­ing to specie­s, so we don’t know what marine fish specie­s have been on a...
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Sand Castles Kill More People Than Sharks

Sand Castles Kill More People Than Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

If you’re heading to the beach, there’s a danger you should know about. It’s not sharks or even jellyfish; in fact it is not even water related — it’s sand castles.

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Shipping Ships!

Shipping Ships! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

This is a ship-shipping ship, shipping shipping ships.


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Get your tongue around this description!

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Prelude to Offshore Drilling Not a Blast for All (Op-Ed)

Prelude to Offshore Drilling Not a Blast for All (Op-Ed) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
With the harm that oil and gas drilling will cause along the U.S. East Coast, alternatives, like building wind turbines, would make more sense.
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BLUE HOLES YOU CAN DIVE

BLUE HOLES YOU CAN DIVE | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Blue holes, or underwater sinkholes, are scattered all over our oceans - there
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Sunken 'Ship of Gold' Contains Bounty of Jewelry, Other Treasures

Sunken 'Ship of Gold' Contains Bounty of Jewelry, Other Treasures | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A trove of gold coins, bracelets, buckles and broaches are among the precious treasures retrieved from a 157-year-old shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina.

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Who Owns the Ocean Floor? - weather.com

Who Owns the Ocean Floor? - weather.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The ocean floor teems with metal: copper and nickel, cobalt and silver, even gold. Many consider it the next frontier in mining. But how can we both explore deep-sea resources and care for the ecosystems that house them?
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Multi-faceted Dive Instructor; How to be a Diamond of the Scuba World

Multi-faceted Dive Instructor; How to be a Diamond of the Scuba World | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scuba diving tips on how a dive instructor can differentiate him/herself within the scuba world.
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The Netherlands | Holland Diving

The Netherlands | Holland Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An overview of diving in The Netherlands and diving around the North Sea
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Nassau Grouper To Be Listed as a Threatened Species in the USA | #oceans #scuba

Nassau Grouper To Be Listed as a Threatened Species in the USA | #oceans #scuba | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

"No critical habitat was proposed in the recent action, but the agency requests information and comments that may be relevant in formulating a critical habitat designation and the final listing."


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Alert Diver | Prepare to Get Found

Take part in your own rescue before you get lost.
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Divers search 17th Century warship

Divers search 17th Century warship | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Divers exploring an underwater shipwreck discover parts of sailors' shoes, which could give clues about life in the 17th Century.
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Watch These Shark Finners Get Hunted Down

Watch These Shark Finners Get Hunted Down | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Killing sharks for their fins is big business, even in countries that have banned the practice.
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Divers Alert Network, Weight Belt Adjustment

Issues with a weight belt caused a diver to be separated from his dive buddies during a night dive.
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SPECIES BATTLE: ORCA WHALE VS TIGER SHARK

SPECIES BATTLE: ORCA WHALE VS TIGER SHARK | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fascinating underwater footage of a pod of orca whales hunting a tiger shark near Cocos Island
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Congress Advances Legislation to Fight Pirate Fishing, Keep Illegally-Caught Seafood Out of U.S. Market

Congress Advances Legislation to Fight Pirate Fishing, Keep Illegally-Caught  Seafood Out of U.S. Market | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The House Natural Resources Committee took a significant step forward yesterday in the fight against illegal fishing and seafood fraud, passing the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing E
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Egyptian Ahmed Gabr breaks world's deepest scuba dive record - Omni Sports - Sports - Ahram Online

Egyptian Ahmed Gabr breaks world's deepest scuba dive record - Omni Sports - Sports - Ahram Online | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Diver accidentally discovers world's oldest gold coin

Diver accidentally discovers world's oldest gold coin | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A diver in Bulgaria discovered what is thought to be the world's oldest gold coin — and the find was apparently accidental.
The scuba diver saw the coin near Sozopol on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, Bulgaria's BTA news agency reported, and gave it to Bozhidar Dimitrov, the head of the National History Museum in Sofia.
The museum found that the coin appears to have been minted in western Anatolia in the second half of the seventh century B.C.E., making it more than 2,750 years old. The coin is thought to be from Lydia, a land in Anatolia that's believed to be the originator of gold and silver coins.
Vladimir Penchev, a numismatist at the National History Museum, told BTA that the coin is made of electrum, an alloy of gold and silver used in early coins. He noted that the coin is "the first of its kind" to be found in Bulgaria, The Sofia Globe reports. --Meghan DeMaria


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People with paralysis explore therapeutic effects of scuba diving

People with paralysis explore therapeutic effects of scuba diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Some people with spinal-cord-related injuries report feeling better after diving trips.
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News - Reaching for the Beaufort Sea: Six things to know about the Franklin Expedition - The Weather Network

News - Reaching for the Beaufort Sea: Six things to know about the Franklin Expedition - The Weather Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
With one of the legendary explorer's ships found, here's what you need to know about the incredible journey of Franklin and his crew.
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Bull Shark Found In Ohio River

Bull Shark Found In Ohio River | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An Ohio fisherman set out after bass on Friday morning, but instead came home with an unexpected trophy: a bull shark measuring nearly three feet in
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Will Climate Change Bring an Invasion of the Octopuses—Or Halt It? | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network

Will Climate Change Bring an Invasion of the Octopuses—Or Halt It? | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Climate change is bad news for many species. Environments are changing more rapidly than plants and animals can adapt to—or move out of—them.

Octopuses, however, reproduce so ...
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Unusual Encounters: Sea Turtles Roaming Off Los Angeles

Unusual Encounters: Sea Turtles Roaming Off Los Angeles | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
“Balloon straight ahead” one of my researchers tells the captain while leaning forward from the bow of our boat. We are so accustomed to find plastic debris during our dolphin surveys off Los Angel...
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Triton Scuba Mask Transforms Divers into Human Fish | fishhound.com

Triton Scuba Mask Transforms Divers into Human Fish | fishhound.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

South Korean designer Jeabyun Yeon just unveiled a conceptual scuba mask that would allow divers to breathe underwater without air tanks. The mask, called the Triton, consists of two branching arms designed to serve as “gills” that extract oxygen from the water and deliver breathable air directly into their wearer’s lungs. Instead of hauling around heavy scuba equipment, swimmers could simply bite down on a plastic mouth piece.

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