Kelp: still no signs of Fukushima radiation

The first collection of kelp samples along the western US coastline revealed no signs of ocean-borne radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster.

Scientists working on "Kelp Watch 2014" got the results from samples primarily collected from February 24 through March 14.

"Our data does not show the presence of Fukushima radioisotopes in West Coast Giant Kelp or Bull Kelp," Steven Manley, marine biology professor at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).

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Rob Machado: the clean water magician

Waves For Water has initiated the Clean Water Couriers program to bring clean water to catastrophic stricken regions around the world.

Simple, clean water filters can change lives. Non-governmental surf organization Waves For Water is looking for 100,000 travelers to pack 10 filters each, and deliver them around the globe.

Creating these types of filtration systems are simple: all you need are paint buckets (easily found in any country), a knife to make a hole, spigots and ceramic-drip water filters that can be purchased for $25 each or the preferred community filter at $50.

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Tobacco: no more cig butts in Maui's beaches

The Maui County Council has passed a bill prohibiting tobacco at county parks, beaches and recreational facilities.

Prior to the approval of Bill 24, Maui students collected more than 14,000 cigarette butts in less than two hours.

"I applaud all of those involved in inspiring this bill, especially those students actively engaged in the civic process to bring about change as they recognize it would be better in their community. Your commitment to this cause is moving," says Don Guzman, the said Council Member who introduced the bill.

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