Surfing from / July, 2013

La Réunion Island Bans Surfing And Plans Shark Kill

Reunion Island is known for its world-class waves, pristine swimming beaches and, in recent years, shark attacks. In response to the surge of attacks, government officials have banned surfing outside of the island’s lagoons until October 1 of this year, and plan to cull 90 sharks.

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Hurricane Tips From Cuba

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Jul
31

Cuba consistently weathers Category 4 and 5 hurricanes with relatively few casualties.

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Timeline: A Look At Extreme Weather And Climate Event In 2013

This timeline gives us a picture of what a warmer world can bring. The science linking extreme events to global warming continues to become stronger. If we want to reverse the trends that we are seeing, we must not only invest in disaster relief and prevention, but also significantly curb global greenhouse gases.

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Hawaii Ocean Debris Could Fill 18-Wheeler

News, Pollution
Jul
30

In an area of Hawaii, far removed from most human habitation, a recent cleanup effort yielded an 18-wheeler’s worth of human debris, consisted largely of derelict fishing gear and all sorts of plastic, during a 19-day anti-pollution campaign this year.

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Smaller-Than-Expected Gulf Dead Zone, Yet Still Massive

News, Pollution
Jul
30

NOAA-supported scientists found a large Gulf of Mexico oxygen-free or hypoxic “dead” zone, but not as large as had been predicted.

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Warm Weather Sees Boom In UK Jellyfish Blooms

Researchers say that the recent spell of warm weather has seen a rapid increase in jellyfish blooms around Britain’s coasts.

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Scientists Test Gulf Of Mexico Water For Pollution

News, Pollution
Jul
29

Scientists from several universities are working to learn whether a gas well that blew wild last week off the Louisiana coast has polluted the Gulf of Mexico.

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Thailand Resort Beach Blackened by Oil Spill

News, Pollution
Jul
29

Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand’s eastern sea despite attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline.

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New Ice Island at Pine Island Glacier

The longest and fastest moving glacier in West Antarctica calved a new iceberg in July 2013.

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