Nuclear plants: dangerous and deadly

The Surfrider Foundation is tracking the potential spread of radiation from Fukushima to the Pacific Coast via air, water and marine life.

The surfing non-governmental organization is analyzing all scientific research focused on the Japanese nuclear reactor meltdown.

"There are a lot of conflicting reports in the news and on various websites and blogs. There have been many sensationalist reports that are not supported by scientific data and studies", underlines Surfrider, led by Jim Moriarty.

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Plastics: let's ban them from the face of the Earth

The beaches of Bali have been invaded by hundreds of thousands of plastic bags and plastic waste. The local governor promises to ban its production, distribution if one million signatures reach his office.


It's the same old story, every year. This time, tourists and locals say it's even worse. Thousands of tonnes of plastic waste is dumped in Bali's inland creeks and end up on the beach with the helping hand of monsoon rain.

Tourists don't like what they see. Surfers don't like what they see. The plastic plague is threatening Bali's unique environment and the tourism economy languishes.

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Beach Act: monitoring the quality of American beaches

The United States Congress has passed a federal budget that includes funding for the Beach Act Grants program that supports beach water quality monitoring and ensures national safety standards are followed at beaches across the country.


This funding is essential to protect public health for the millions of people who visit US beaches every year and the multi-billion dollar coastal economies that they support.

The EPA Beach Grant program provides assistance to all coastal states to help pay for their beach water quality monitoring and public notification programs.

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