Surfing from / February, 2015

The Beach-Loving Bulls of Pondoland – in Pictures

Photographer Christopher Rimmer spent a year studying the strange habits of cattle on South Africa’s wild coast. His exhibition Amapondo opens in New York in April.

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France to Soon Enact the Principle of Ecological Prejudice

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, will be presenting before this summer, a bill proposing to include the notion of ecological prejudice in the Civil Code, and to make reparation a legal obligation.

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Why U.S. East Coast Should Stay Off-Limits to Oil Drilling

It’s not just the potential for a catastrophic spill that makes the new proposal to open Atlantic Ocean waters to oil exploration such a bad idea. What’s worse is the cumulative impact on coastal ecosystems that an active oil industry would bring.

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Great Barrier Reef Corals Eat Plastic

News, Pollution
Feb
27

Researchers in Australia have found that corals commonly found on the Great Barrier Reef will eat micro-plastic pollution. Microplastics are tiny fragments of plastic in the environment and are a widespread contaminant in marine ecosystems, particularly in inshore coral reefs.

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Natural Disasters in Asia and Pacific Impact 80 Million People, Cost 60 Billion Dollars, in 2014

Inform
Feb
27

More than half of the world’s 226 natural disasters occurred in the Asia and Pacific region last year.

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The Front Line of Climate Change: Alaska Village Must Relocate as Arctic Sea Ice Thins

News
Feb
27

Climate change is forcing an isolated Alaskan village, roughly 80 miles above the Arctic Circle, to relocate.

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Freakish Weather on Both US Coasts is Related

The plight of East Coasters may seem distant to Californians fretting over the latest predictions for a toasty, dry March that would almost certainly extend the devastating drought from three years to four. But, climate scientists say, the sometimes freakish weather abnormalities are two parts of a whole.

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Frozen waves? Freezing Temperatures Causing Slushy Surf

News
Feb
26

Photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh walking along Nantucket Island captured images of nearly frozen waves.

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Xboundary: a Film about Extreme Pollution Risks by Open-Pit Mining in British Columbia and Threats to Wildlife and Economy

An open-pit mining boom is underway in northern British Columbia, Canada. The massive size and location of the mines — at the headwaters of major salmon rivers that flow across the border into Alaska — has Alaskans concerned over pollution risks… These concerns were heightened with the August 4, 2014 catastrophic tailings dam failure at nearby Mount Polley Mine in B.C.’s Fraser River watershed.

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