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These Sharks Once Ruled the Seas. Now They’re Nearly Gone.

These Sharks Once Ruled the Seas. Now They’re Nearly Gone. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Oceanic whitetips, famous for attacking shipwrecked sailors, have been decimated by fishing and the shark fin trade.
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Where you can and can't drink tap water in Europe

Where you can and can't drink tap water in Europe | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new infographic has revealed the different destinations where tap water is safe to drink. While tap water is fine in the Czech Republic, you should buy bottled water in Slovakia.
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Shark finning law goes into effect

Shark finning law goes into effect | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A law passed in 2015 by the Texas Legislature goes into effect July 1 to prohibit the sale, purchase of possession with intent to sell shark fins.This is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $2,000.
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One Step Closer to Turning Plastics Into Fuel

One Step Closer to Turning Plastics Into Fuel | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Researchers in California and China have discovered a new method for breaking polyethylene into liquid fuel and solid wax
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The True Value of Healthy Oceans and Waterways

The True Value of Healthy Oceans and Waterways | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An open letter to world, national, political, business, union, religious, media, educational, environmental, peace, NGO an
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How Climate Change Drives New Business - Planet OS

MARKET REPORT: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GEOSPATIAL IOT IN Q2 ’16 We’re glad to share the second issue in the series of Planet OS Market Reports where we analyze the previous quarter. The inaugural issue can be read here, and we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter to start receiving the reports. For subscription, please …
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Dive with a purpose - Dive Against Debris™ with Project AWARE

Dive with a purpose - Dive Against Debris™ with Project AWARE | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
By joining a Dive Against Debris™ survey you can take important steps to combat marine debris and help protect the ocean that you care about.
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Teams Excavating Toilets Flush Out Thousands Of 18th Century Artifacts

Teams Excavating Toilets Flush Out Thousands Of 18th Century Artifacts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The remarkable collection spans nearly 300 years of people at the site near Independence Hall.
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How Science and a Bit of Luck Brought Atlantic Sea Scallops Back from the Brink

In 1995, one year after three areas of the seafloor off Cape Cod were closed to fishing, researchers piloting remotely operated vehicles saw something unexpected: The muddy bottom was littered with market-sized scallops, rusty red and round as saucers.
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Which Drysuit Material Should You Choose?

Which Drysuit Material Should You Choose? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For cold water divers, a drysuit is the best way to stave off the effects of exposure, especially if you’re on longer bottom times or if like us in BC
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Rescuers lose track of entangled blue whale, but effort will resume if spotted again

Rescuers lose track of entangled blue whale, but effort will resume if spotted again | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
News: Blue whale entangled off Dana Point, rescue underway | whale, point, blue, dana, spotted, boat, anderson, dave, harbor, patrol
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Plastics in the Ocean: How They Get There, Their Impacts, and Our Solutions

Plastics in the Ocean: How They Get There, Their Impacts, and Our Solutions | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Marine debris is a pervasive problem facing our ocean and Great Lakes. Of all the trash that ends up in these important water bodies, plastics are the most common. This week, we’re exploring the problem of plastics in our ocean and the solutions that are making a difference. To learn more about #OceanPlastics, keep your…
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Solving A Mile-High Mystery: Explorers Study Ancient Underwater Forest at Fallen Leaf Lake, Tahoe

Solving A Mile-High Mystery: Explorers Study Ancient Underwater Forest at Fallen Leaf Lake, Tahoe | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
High up in the Sierra, one mile south of Lake Tahoe, lies one of California’s most unique and beautiful alpine lakes. At 6,300 feet in elevation, Fallen Leaf Lake wa
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These Shocking Photos of the Disappearing Amazon Rainforest Are a Result of One Unnecessary Choice

These Shocking Photos of the Disappearing Amazon Rainforest Are a Result of One Unnecessary Choice | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In the past 20 years alone, an area the size of two Germanys has been clear cut from this ancient tropical rainforest and this is hardly the full extent of the damage.
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2,000-Year-Old Lost City of Rhapta May Have Been Found in Tanzania

2,000-Year-Old Lost City of Rhapta May Have Been Found in Tanzania | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Centuries of speculations related to the lost city of Rhapta may have been ended with a discovery made during a helicopter flight over Tanzania's Mafia Island.  A set of partially submerged ancient ruins are believed to be the Roman market town, which
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Henry Fleuss

Henry Fleuss | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Henry Albert Fleuss (1851–1932) was a pioneering diving engineer, and Master Diver for Siebe, Gorman & Co. of London.
Fleuss was born in Marlborough, Wiltshire in 1851.
In 1878 he was granted a patent which improved rebreathers. His apparatus consisted of a rubber mask connected to a breathing bag, with (estimated) 50-60% O
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10 nations gather in Iqaluit for Arctic fisheries negotiations

10 nations gather in Iqaluit for Arctic fisheries negotiations | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ten countries with stakes in Arctic fishing are gathering in Iqaluit this week to negotiate measures for sustainable fishing in the Arctic Ocean.
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Patent Foramen Ovale and Diving

Patent Foramen Ovale and Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As a scuba instructor, I find the physiological side of scuba diving fascinating. My personal research led me to discover Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO), a medical condition that may cause an increase in a diver's chance of decompression illness. I am not a doctor, and research into this topic is ongoing. This article is merely
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The Rise of Inuit Activism in a Changing Arctic

The Rise of Inuit Activism in a Changing Arctic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Speaking at WWF-Canada’s Ocean Summit held in Ottawa last week, longtime Inuit activist and former president of the Inuit Circumpolar Counci
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The Secret to Saving Bluefin Tuna Is to Just Stop Eating It

The Secret to Saving Bluefin Tuna Is to Just Stop Eating It | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We sat down with chef Michael Cimarusti outside his new seafood shop in LA to talk about why he refuses to eat or work with bluefin tuna and farm-raised fish.
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Ecojustice reacts to announcement of federal environmental law review process

Ecojustice reacts to announcement of federal environmental law review process | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ecojustice issued the following statement about the federal government’s plans for reviewing Canada’s environmental laws to restore credibility t
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Here's What It Would Cost to Finally Map the Ocean Floor

Here's What It Would Cost to Finally Map the Ocean Floor | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ninety-five percent of the ocean floor (that's about two-thirds of the entire Earth) remains unmapped.
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Don’t mean to burst your balloon, but ...

Don’t mean to burst your balloon, but ... | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
While balloon releases still go on in the Tampa Bay area, they’re still illegal.
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