Offshore drilling: in the future this will be considered disgusting

The US President Barack Obama has announced that the country will be banning new offshore oil drilling in the next seven years.

It is great news for Mother Nature, world citizens and for the surfing community. More than 20.000 surfers have sent letters and messages to Obama, through Surfrider Foundation, asking for the reinstatement of the executive moratorium on offshore drilling.

The local communities of the Gulf of Mexico are still struggling to recover from the environmental tragedy. In the future, surfers will support the complete ban of offshore drilling as the world's drive leads to clean and renewable energy.

UK beaches: still not crystal clear waves

Clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) warn the water industry there’s more to be concerned about than celebrate. Today Defra will release the 2010 bathing season results for the UK and both water companies and Government agencies will be quick to boast about an increase in beaches attaining the guideline standards. 

Whilst trying their hardest to divert attention away from 16 beaches failing the 34 year old, inadequate and outdated water quality standards and a reduction in beaches failing to attain the bare minimum mandatory standards. 

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Deep-sea coral: nicely done, BP

Scientists have found evidence of "dramatic" damage to deep-sea coral near the site of the Gulf oil disaster.

The sites lie seven miles southwest of the well, at a depth of about 4,500 feet, in an area where large plumes of dispersed oil were discovered drifting through the deep ocean last spring in the weeks after the spill.

The discovery of the dead corals offers the strongest evidence so far that oil from the BP well may have harmed marine life in the deep ocean, a concern raised by many biologists soon after the April 20 blowout that caused the spill.