Surfing For Change: ban GMOs now

Surfing For Change, a non-governmental organization, has taken a trip to the North Shore of Oahu to find out how Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are impacting the land and the people.

Pro surfer and activist Kyle Thiermann cares about the future of the Hawaiian Islands. He knows what GMOs are doing to the food we eat, and to the soil we step on. In the last months, he has been inviting riders to join the cause.

Some of the world's top surfers - including Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Sebastian Zietz, and Dustin Barca - are showing up for protests against GMO corporations on the Hawaiian Islands, and voicing their concerns.

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Huntington Beach Pier: the road is clear, but is it clean?

Californian surfers are advised to stay out of the water five days after it rains.

It might sound strange, but a new study by UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability reveals that levels of bacteria in the water after storms are alarming.

For seven years, scientists studied water quality data from 32 popular beaches in Los Angeles and Orange counties. They discovered that elevated levels of bacteria lingered in the water in beaches located near storm drains and creek outlets.

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Fukushima: radiation will reach California

Traces of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown will be detectable at the Pacific coast, in April 2014.

According to a scientific model developed by Vincent Rossi, a post-doctoral research associate at the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems in Spain, traces of Fukushima's radiation will reach Alaska and coastal Canada first.

This will happen because of the trajectory of the powerful Kuroshio Current that flows from Japan across the Pacific. The plume will continue to circulate down the coast of North America and back towards Hawaii.

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