Plastic bags: the cancer of the oceans

History has been made. The city of Los Angeles has decided to ban plastic bags.

Victory never tasted so sweet. The City Council has voted 11 to 1 for the ordinance, which will go into effect in 2014. No more plastic bags in the Californian metropolis.

Shoppers can bring reusable bags or pay stores 10 cents per paper bag. The biggest city in the USA has taken a historic decision and may well influence others to follow the same step towards the future.

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Dolphins: free to catch a wave in India

India has officially recognized dolphins as non-human persons and will no longer be used for commercial entertainment that involves the capture and confinement of the species.

India is the fourth country in the world to ban the capture and import of cetaceans for the purpose of commercial entertainment along with Costa Rica, Hungary, and Chile.

Research that established dolphins are highly intelligent and sensitive is what led India's government to the decision of shutting down dolphin parks across the country.

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Main Beach: Long Island celebrates

Main Beach, located in Long Island, New York, has been considered the best American beach for 2013 by Dr. Beach.

The top 10 for 2013 have been announced by Dr. Beach, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University.

The first place goes for Main Beach, located in East Hampton on eastern Long Island, New York. This idyllic beach is frequented by the rich and famous.

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