Surf Aid: great job, now with Walu

SurfAid International granted the newly formed Walu International an experience that will help proliferate their impact in villages in Papua New Guinea.

SurfAid gave Walu an inside look on how Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is being properly implemented on the island of Nias, off North Sumatra, Indonesia, with the objective of helping expedite the impact that Walu will have as an organization.

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Hands Across the Sand: worldwide against oil drilling

This past weekend more than a hundred thousand people gathered in over 900 locations to join hands against offshore oil drilling.

There were events organized in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Originally intended as a local event, Hands Across the Sand went international with events held in: Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Greenland, Croatia, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Poland, Sweden, Tanzania, and South Africa.

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BP: the final result of oil drill

BP is capturing some of the oil spewing from the damaged wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico, but spilled oil on the surface will take months to clean up and restoring the habitat will take years, says the coordinator of the federal government's spill response. At a White House news conference this morning, National Incident Commander U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said, "Currently, we are capturing about 15,000 barrels a day. But the day the well is capped, we'll still be dealing with oil at least four to six weeks after that."

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