Surfing from / September, 2014

California Becomes First State to Ban Plastic Bags

News, Pollution
Sep
30

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.

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Earth Lost 50% Of Its Wildlife In The Past 40 Years, WWF Reports

The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, according to a new analysis. Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers, while polluting or destroying their habitats.

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Satellite Photos Show One Of The World’s Largest Lakes Disappearing

Satellite images from NASA show that over the last 14 years, one of the world’s largest inland bodies of water, the Aral Sea in Central Asia, has almost completely dried up and disappeared.

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Mafia Mixes Riverbed Sand With Beach Sand, Andhra Pradesh, India

News, Sand Mining
Sep
29

Sand mafia is now mixing up the beach sand with riverbed sand for construction activity in the city due to scarcity. Though the practice exists in the city for sometime on the outskirts, it has become rampant with shortage of sand.

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Surfers Win Back California’s Martin’s Beach

News
Sep
29

Surfers are celebrating a major win after a California court ruled against a Silicon Valley billionaire who had tried to deny public beach access near his private property.

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New Report Finds Human-Caused Climate Change Increased Severity Of 2013 Weather Events In Asia, Europe And Australia

A report released today investigates the causes of a wide variety of extreme weather and climate events from around the world in 2013. Confidence in the role of climate change about any one event is increased when multiple groups using independent methods come to similar conclusions.

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Breaking Bad on the Beach

Inform, Pollution
Sep
28

Tens of thousands of ships ply the world’s oceans, bays, and rivers. But what happens when those ships have become too old or too expensive to operate? In most cases, they end up on the shores of Asia…literally.

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Palmyra Atoll Pictures: Part of the World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Celebrate, Inform
Sep
27

Palmyra Atoll, a refuge for seabird breeding colonies and coral reef communities, is part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The national monument received a big boost this week, when U.S. President Obama announced he was expanding its borders, turning the remote area into the world’s largest marine reserve.

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Hurricane Sandy ‘s Silver Lining, A National Geographic Video

A breach torn through New York’s Fire Island by Hurricane Sandy is bringing new life in to a long-polluted ecosystem. A National Geographic video.

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