- 01 May 2010 | Environment
The tragic and devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a stark reminder that offshore oil drilling is not the answer.
The Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank has spilled millions of gallons of oil into the ecologically rich waters in the Gulf of Mexico and continues to gush 210,000 gallons of oil into the sea every day. The spill remains unabated and now has the potential to become one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. The unfolding catastrophe clearly illustrates that offshore drilling is not safe and new technology is not fool proof.
- 23 April 2010 | Environment
Clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) have sent their Clean Seas And Coastal Protection Manifesto out to all candidates standing in the general election. SAS are also calling on all surfers, waveriders and water users to send a copy of their manifesto to their local candidates asking for their commitment to clean seas for the UK.
Last year 11.6 million UK adults participated in water sports and water based leisure activities at the UK’s coastline, helping to highlight just how popular the coast has now become as a place to pursue healthy and active lifestyles. However, there remain numerous threats to the coastal environment requiring urgent attention, if the nation’s beaches are to remain a favourite place to visit.
- 20 April 2010 | Environment
On Thursday a volcanic eruption in Iceland melted a glacier causing severe floods and spread ash across northern Europe bringing chaos to air travel.
About 800 people have been forced to evacuate their homes, and airports in 23 European countries have grounded more than 63,000 flights stranding thousands of travelers.