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Rwanda First Country in the World to Ban the Plastic Bag

Rwanda First Country in the World to Ban the Plastic Bag | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In 2007 the City of San Francisco banned the plastic bag -- so did the entire African Country of Rwanda.
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German U-boat may be at bottom of Labrador river

German U-boat may be at bottom of Labrador river | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An important piece of history from the Second World War may be at the bottom of the Churchill River. An important piece of history from the Second World War may be at the bottom of the Churchill River.
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Salmon farm pair face trial on charges of unlawfull killing of seals | ShetlandTimes.co.uk

Salmon farm pair face trial on charges of unlawfull killing of seals | ShetlandTimes.co.uk | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Two men are facing trial at Lerwick Sheriff Court after being accused of using nets to unlawfully kill seals.
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Help us stop "Snapperfest"

Help us stop "Snapperfest" | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

"Snapperfest" is a tradition that has been taking place throughout the last 15 years, but only recently have people been speaking out against this horrific abus...

 

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Reducing Plastic Pollution on Campus! | Plastic Pollution Coalition

Reducing Plastic Pollution on Campus! | Plastic Pollution Coalition | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
On June 21, at the RIO +20 Earth Summit, Plastic Pollution Coalition and Plastic Disclosure Project, a Clinton Global Initiative project, will announce an...
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Blue Frontier Campaign

Blue Frontier Campaign | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

One wonders how unusual the nation’s warming winters, record-breaking summer heat waves, tornadoes, droughts, forest fires (Colorado, Utah, New Mexico), extreme weather events (DC, Maryland, Virginia, Florida) and other predicted impacts will have to get before the media use the word ‘climate’ or ‘carbon’ while reporting on the increasing number of weather related disasters.

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Shark suspected in attack of woman in B.C. waters

Shark suspected in attack of woman in B.C. waters | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Vancouver Island woman believes a shark bit off part of her finger in B.C. waters while she was trying to surf for the first time. A Vancouver Island woman believes a shark bit off part of her finger in B.C.
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Whales Show Signs of Coping With Man-Made Noise Underwater

Whales Show Signs of Coping With Man-Made Noise Underwater | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered that whales can “close” their ears, decreasing their sensitivity to noises underwater.
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Lionfish population is exploding in the Gulf just two years after they first arrived

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Lionfish population is exploding in the Gulf just two years after they first arrived | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Within three years, lionfish had colonized the entire Caribbean and are reported to have eaten or displaced about 60 percent of the native species on reefs there. Lionfish have enormous mouths in relation to the size of their bodies, similar to a largemouth bass. They can consume fish nearly as big as they are.

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Diver's bravery award for rescue

Diver's bravery award for rescue | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An Anglesey scuba diver is to receive a bravery award for carrying out a rescue during an underwater incident in a Gwynedd quarry.
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Shark Diver : Shark Diving : Swimming With Sharks: Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, and Direct Action on Trial

Shark Diver : Shark Diving : Swimming With Sharks: Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, and Direct Action on Trial | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Why did Paul Watson flee Germany?

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"Shocking" Greenland Ice Melt: Global Warming or Just Heat Wave?

"Shocking" Greenland Ice Melt: Global Warming or Just Heat Wave? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Nearly the entire ice sheet surface was slush after a few days this month—the fastest melt yet seen by satellites. What does it mean?
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Dead shark found on Lake Guntersville boat landing had been dumped there

Dead shark found on Lake Guntersville boat landing had been dumped there | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A shark found on a Lake Guntersville boat landing Wednesday had been dead for a few days.
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Substitutes for Plastic

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Substitutes for Plastic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

GET STARTED
Disposable plastic items are
so common that it’s easy to not notice them. But disposable plastic is
everywhere– the plastic straws delivered in our drinks; the plastic bags offered
to us at stores; the plastic cups, bottles and utensils at nearly every social
event; the plastic packaging of nearly everything in the supermarket. Once you
see it for what it is—plastic pollution—it’s simple to just REFUSE. Here are
some tips on how to avoid generating plastic waste.

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Why the Idea of Killing Sharks to Make Waters Safer Is Absurd

Why the Idea of Killing Sharks to Make Waters Safer Is Absurd | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Pictures: Strange New Fish Found Deep off New Zealand

Pictures: Strange New Fish Found Deep off New Zealand | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A flabby whalefish, a slickhead, and a white rattail are among the weird fish hauled up during a recent New Zealand deep-sea expedition.

Via Darrin Jillson
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Common Misconceptions | Plastic Pollution Coalition

The Recycling Myth Collecting plastics at curbside fosters the belief that, like aluminum and glass, these will be converted into new similar objects.
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Mangroves can trap toxic heavy metals, says study on Environmental Expert

Mangroves can trap toxic heavy metals, says study on Environmental Expert | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Noumea, New Caledonia -- Researchers in New Caledonia have discovered that mangrove forests act as useful filters for toxic heavy metals, preventing these ...
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Wreck Hunter The Quest for Lost Shipwrecks

Wreck Hunter The Quest for Lost Shipwrecks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

There are over 10,000 known shipwrecks off the coast of
Nova Scotia, this book explores why there are so many, where they are located
and how to go about finding them. Learn about the latest in
cutting edge technology and high tech sophisticated electronic equipment that is
used to find shipwrecks. Enter the mysterious world of the shipwreck diver and
learn about the emerging and fascinating business of shipwreck exploration. In a
clear and easy style, the author educates the reader in stories of shipwrecks,
and the skills, techniques and technology used by the modern day wreck hunters
to find them. He shares a wealth of knowledge and personal tips on how to
research, locate and document shipwrecks and he brings the reader up to date on
the current laws and regulations that govern shipwreck salvage and treasure
hunting in Nova Scotia.

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Study Finds Great White Sharks Keep Public Support After Attack

Study Finds Great White Sharks Keep Public Support After Attack | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The first survey conducted before and after a shark attack has found that public support for great white sharks was virtually unchanged. Results following the 2011 shark attack in Cape Town were published online in the academic journal Marine Policy.
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Why Do I Need to Pee Every Time I Dive? | Diver Magazine

Why Do I Need to Pee Every Time I Dive? | Diver Magazine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Diving Medicine By Dr. David Sawatzky Every diver knows that when they go diving they need to pee.  They also know that any cold water diver who claims never to ...
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There Is No Such Thing as Normal When You Live at the Bottom of the Sea

There Is No Such Thing as Normal When You Live at the Bottom of the Sea | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There Is No Such Thing as Normal When You Live at the Bottom of the Sea by Gizmodo UK. The Aquanauts had killed the power and strapped on their emergency air masks. Someone smelled burning. In a rich-oxygen environment like Aquarius, fires ca .
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