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Unusual winter weather may be connected to rapid Arctic climate change, report warns

Unusual winter weather may be connected to rapid Arctic climate change, report warns | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Rapid Arctic climate change, with its associated loss of sea ice and ecological impacts, may already be influencing weather and climate patterns in the Northern Hemisphere.
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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?

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After the spill: Mystery of the vanishing Gulf of Mexico turtles - life - 17 April 2015 - New Scientist

After the spill: Mystery of the vanishing Gulf of Mexico turtles - life - 17 April 2015 - New Scientist | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Five years on from the worst oil spill in US history, turtle populations are struggling, dolphins are in ill health and whales have lost habitat
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37 tons of dead fish removed from Rio Olympic rowing venue

37 tons of dead fish removed from Rio Olympic rowing venue | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fish continued to die by the ton Thursday in a Rio de Janeiro lake that's slated to host Olympic rowing events, while city authorities and biologists argued about the cause of the die-off.
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The History of Scuba diving in 2 minutes

The History of Scuba diving in 2 minutes | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The history of scuba diving is very long and it is hard to ascertain what is and isn’t a true account of course. We will try to give a brief overview.
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Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project: The Beginning | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project: The Beginning | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Activists shut down Nestlé plant In drought-stricken California

Activists shut down Nestlé plant In drought-stricken California | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As California suffers a record drought, local residents and activists took a stand to Nestlé to stop its guzzling of California's water for profit
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Divers’ psychology examined

The long-term Health of Divers research project, run by Plymouth’s DDRC Healthcare, has entered a new phase – that of getting to grips with scuba divers’ mental status.
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Has SeaWorld Sunk To A New Low? | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Has SeaWorld Sunk To A New Low? | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This is just one of the protests being held outside of SeaWorld parks. What's different about today is that a mysterious group of "Communists" joined the ranks.
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Sea Shepherd Global - Sea Shepherd Concludes Epic Southern Ocean Campaign, Operation Icefish

Sea Shepherd Global - Sea Shepherd Concludes Epic Southern Ocean Campaign, Operation Icefish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Victory for Sharks! Federal Government Decides to Let All State Shark Fin Trade Bans Stand

Victory for Sharks! Federal Government Decides to Let All State Shark Fin Trade Bans Stand | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Shark lovers can finally breathe a sigh of relief — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has finally finished their assessment of the nine current state shark fin trade bans throughout the country and have concluded that all of them can remain standing. Last year, NOAA challenged these bans, suggesting that federal fisheries law might overrule the state laws that groups worked tirelessly to establish.
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Heather Dowsett

Heather Dowsett | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
My love of photography was spawned on the Rideau lakes, shooting scenery, wildlife and all things cottage-related. My sense of adventure of the unknown took to me to a life working onboard cruise...
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New :: Heather Dowsett Photography

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Costa Rica Scuba Diving Vacations | Bill Beard's Costa Rica Newsletter

Costa Rica Scuba Diving Vacations | Bill Beard's Costa Rica Newsletter | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Costa Rica is a small republic on the Central America isthmus. The Pacific Ocean lies off its west coast, and the Caribbean Sea is to the east. With more than
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Huge Underwater Canyon Home to Amazing Deep-Sea Life : DNews

Huge Underwater Canyon Home to Amazing Deep-Sea Life : DNews | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A two-week-long seafaring mission off the coast of western Australia has helped illuminate an underwater abyss the size of the Grand Canyon.

Via Darrin Jillson
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Leave It to a 50-Year-Old Classic Song to Show Us Why Our Planet Is Worth Protecting.

Leave It to a 50-Year-Old Classic Song to Show Us Why Our Planet Is Worth Protecting. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Beautiful video!!!

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Oceana Files Lawsuit to Save Thousands of Endangered and Threatened Sea Turtles

Oceana Files Lawsuit to Save Thousands of Endangered and Threatened Sea Turtles | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON- Today, Oceana filed a lawsuit against the federal government to protect more than 53,000 sea turtles from shrimp trawl nets. Every year, the federal government allows shrimp trawls to harrass and potentially injure over half of a million threatened and endangered sea turtles in the Gulf and Atlantic, as well as kill over 53,000.
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Titanic tragedy's 103rd anniversary

Titanic tragedy's 103rd anniversary | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Titanic tragedy's 103rd anniversary
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CLERC Watches's curator insight, April 17, 9:50 AM

James Cameron filmed this movie using Nuytco's Deepworker subs - the same people who are involved in building our Orcasub.

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Former Sea World Trainer Sues Over Injuries Caused by Whale

Former Sea World Trainer Sues Over Injuries Caused by Whale | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A second former Sea World trainer has filed suit, alleging that injuries she suffered when a 6,000-pound killer whale landed on her and dragged her to the bottom of a tank were because of negligence...
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Petition: Stop The Secret Sea Slaughter In The UK

Petition: Stop The Secret Sea Slaughter In The UK | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Please sign and share this petition worldwide on all media sites as we seek a ban on the use of firearms... (2258 signatures on petition)
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2 whales beached on Neptune

2 whales beached on Neptune | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Karen Parker said biologists with the Wildlife Conservation Commission were on scene and attempting to rescue the animals. Additional information wasn't immediately available.
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'Warm Blob' in Pacific Ocean to Blame for Wonky US Weather

'Warm Blob' in Pacific Ocean to Blame for Wonky US Weather | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A warm blob of water squished into a patch in the Pacific Ocean may be to blame for the weird weather the United States has experienced this year.
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The Best Caribbean Islands to Live On

The Best Caribbean Islands to Live On | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
They’re the places we think are worth buying a one-way ticket for. They’re the best Caribbean islands to live on.
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Scuba Diving Etiquette: How To Avoid Putting Your Dive Boot In Your Mouth

Scuba Diving Etiquette: How To Avoid Putting Your Dive Boot In Your Mouth | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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