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It's a plastic world - English

It's everywhere. We need and want it. We find it in places where we wouldn't expect it. A world without plastic is inconceivable. But do we know the consequences…
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Your efforts to save water? They're actually working

Your efforts to save water? They're actually working | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Don't let the downers get to you -- saving water actually works, and it makes a difference, a new study reports. Water -- it's the most important liquid
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Trump Takes U.S. Ocean Policy in the Wrong Direction — Oceans Deeply

We must reorient our ocean management to adapt to new climate realities, say Whitley Saumweber, former ocean and coastal adviser to President Obama, and Roberta Elias of the World Wildlife Fund.
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Beyond the Great Barrier Reef: Bleaching Undoes India Coral — Oceans Deeply

In India’s Gulf of Mannar, more than a decade of efforts have spurred a slow recovery of coral reefs that protect the coast and feed communities. But climate change has reversed that success.
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Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States

Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  P
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Ancient River Could Flow Again in Tucson, Thanks to Recycled — Water Deeply

Ancient River Could Flow Again in Tucson, Thanks to Recycled — Water Deeply | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The Santa Cruz River was once the lifeblood of Tucson, Arizona. Due to heavy development and groundwater overdraft, it hasn't seen year-round flow in 70 years. The city plans to revive the storied desert river with recycled effluent.
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Lead Sampling of Drinking Water in California Schools

Lead Sampling of Drinking Water in California Schools | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
This story map was created with the Story Map Journal application in ArcGIS Online.
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Rising Tide: Floating Device One Step Closer to Generating Green Power

Rising Tide: Floating Device One Step Closer to Generating Green Power | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Efforts to increase power generation by renewables continue unabated, thanks to the need to meet rising global energy demand and mitigate climate change. According to a report by the International Energy Agency, the share of renewables in power generation will reach 30 % in 2022, up from 24 % in 2016. Although tidal and wave …
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Fish's use of electricity might shed light on human illnesses

Fish's use of electricity might shed light on human illnesses | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
African weakly electric fish, commonly called baby whales, use incredibly brief electrical pulses to sense the world around them and communicate with other members of their species. Part of that electrical mechanism exists in humans -- and by studying these fish, scientists may unlock clues about conditions like epilepsy.
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Paris meeting offers opportunity for leadership on high-seas agreement – EURACTIV.com

Paris meeting offers opportunity for leadership on high-seas agreement – EURACTIV.com | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The high seas make up nearly two-thirds of the world’s ocean, but less than 1 percent is currently protected. All this could change this September, when governments come together at the United Nations for an intergovernmental conference to negotiate a new treaty that would create a mechanism for protecting these ocean areas, writes Liz Karan.
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Fantastic Voyages Past And Future, Real and Imagined

Fantastic Voyages Past And Future, Real and Imagined | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The sea has long been a source of storytelling and of real-time adventure tales. The great futuristic tale of our time is "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne.
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Is that a shark swimming up to Vancouver’s Kits Beach? Possibly yes, and it could be in trouble - BC | Globalnews.ca

Is that a shark swimming up to Vancouver’s Kits Beach? Possibly yes, and it could be in trouble - BC | Globalnews.ca | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
It could be a kind of shark. But it's not easy to tell from the photo alone.
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Financing deal failure opens opportunity for you to act on Pebble Mine

Financing deal failure opens opportunity for you to act on Pebble Mine | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Pebble Limited Partnership is the mineral exploration corporation behind a proposed project to build a gold and copper mine in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska, imperiling the world’s last great sockeye salmon run. Environmentalists, scientists and local residents have criticized the project as a wish for
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Deeply Talks: U.S. Ocean Politics – the Good, the Bad and the — Oceans Deeply

Following Capitol Hill Ocean Week, Oceans Deeply’s Jessica Leber and Kristen Sarri of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation discuss the ocean and coastal priorities of the Trump administration and Congress.
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Sharp Fall in Australian Fish Stocks Stokes Fight Over Marine — Oceans Deeply

A hotly debated study that found a big decline in fish populations over the past decade comes as the government proposes to open up some marine protected areas to recreational and commercial fishing.
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Plan to ban bottom-tending fishing on coral reefs in Gulf of Mexico approved

Plan to ban bottom-tending fishing on coral reefs in Gulf of Mexico approved | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Certain types of fishing would be prohibited across nearly 500 miles of coral reef in the Gulf of Mexico under a plan approved Thursday.The restrictions were set down by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council -- an entity that governs fishing in the Gulf's federal waters -- Thursday when members designated 21 sites throughout the Gulf as Habitat Areas of Particular Concern. Several of these sites are off the coast of Texas.
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The Two Biggest Challenges to Groundwater Recharge in California — Water Deeply

The Two Biggest Challenges to Groundwater Recharge in California — Water Deeply | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Recent studies have calculated how much water is available for recharge, but the hurdle now is how to get it underground, writes researcher Alvar Escriva-Bou of the PPIC Water Policy Center.
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A New Groundwater Market Emerges in California. Are More on the — Water Deeply

The pilot program is kicking off in Ventura County, but experts say that it may be replicated in other parts of the state as California works to comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and curb overpumping of aquifers.
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$7.5M approved for project under Long Beach Airport that uses rainwater to replenish the water supply –

$7.5M approved for project under Long Beach Airport that uses rainwater to replenish the water supply – | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A project underneath Long Beach Airport that will transform stormwater runoff into drinking water received $7.5 million Tuesday, June 19, from Los Angeles County supervisors.
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Italy to Impound Dutch-Flagged Humanitarian Ship –

Italy to Impound Dutch-Flagged Humanitarian Ship – | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
0shares00 By Steve Scherer and Angelo Amante ROME, June 21 (Reuters) – Italy appeared to relent on Thursday after at first refusing to accept 226 migrants on board a German charity rescue ship, saying later in the day it would take them in but would impound the vessel. Anti-immigrant interior minister Matteo Salvini initially said the …
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Marine reserves are vital -- but under pressure

Marine reserves are vital -- but under pressure | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A massive study of nearly 1800 tropical coral reefs around the world has found that marine reserves near heavily populated areas struggle to do their job -- but are a vast improvement over having no protection at all.
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World-leading conservation measures included in amended Fisheries Act, WWF-Canada says

World-leading conservation measures included in amended Fisheries Act, WWF-Canada says | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
New protections for fish habitat can have long-lasting benefits for wildlife and communities
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Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
In eastern Quebec, the Innu Takuaikan Uashat mak Mani-Utenam lost their ancestral salmon fishing grounds more than 100 years ago. Now they’re sparring with an elite private fishing lodge and the government to get them back.
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'Cooper's Treasure' and the Gray Area of Wreck Hunting

'Cooper's Treasure' and the Gray Area of Wreck Hunting | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
'Cooper's Treasure' features the eccentric son of a controversial wreck diver as he follows an astronaut's clues to salvage treasure in an increasingly murky ethical landscape.
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