- 14 January 2014 | Environment
The Hawaiian Islands are preparing to ban plastic bags in its territory.
An estimated 500 billion to one trillion plastic bags are used worldwide, every year. Nearly 380 billion of those are consumed in the USA.
This time, all four of the populated counties in Hawaii have passed legislation banning plastic bags at checkout counters, making it the first state in the country to pass such a ban.
- 10 January 2014 | Environment
The Ensenada toll road has collapsed about 58 miles south of the US-Mexico border, in Baja California.
On the 28th December, 2014, part of the scenic toll road that runs from Tijuana down the Baja California peninsula has been severely damaged. A 4.6 magnitude earthquake contributed to the collapse.
Traffic has been rerouted onto the old two-lane highway between Tijuana and Ensenada. The event will seriously affect tourism in Ensenada.
- 22 December 2013 | Environment
How long until it's gone? Discover the estimated decomposition rates of the most common types of marine debris.
Garbage, litter, trash. Our oceans and coastal lines have been invaded by thousands of small, medium and large pieces of unwanted man-made products.
Nature is not able to decompose everything humans produce. Taking care of our trash is critical, if we still want to ride waves in crystal clear blue waters.