- 23 February 2011 | Environment
A deadly earthquake has stunned the people of New Zealand, leaving in its wake at least 75 dead and many more injured or in a state of upheaval.
In addition to the horrible human catastrophe that is currently unfolding from the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch, the quake has apparently caused 30 million tons of ice to fall off the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand’s largest glacier.
The glacier is located some 120 miles from the quake epicenter, and tourists and tour guides from the area said the icebergs dropping into the waters of the lake there created waves of up to 11 feet high.
- 08 February 2011 | Environment
Thousands of sharks were photographed migrating through the coastal waters off Palm Beach, Florida, by a fast-thinking helicopter pilot who caught the action on his phone’s video camera.
Most are about 100 yards offshore, but many are swimming right to where waves break onshore. Beaches in Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida have closed, as the sharks are expected to be around for a couple of weeks.
Most of the sharks are Blacktip and Spinner sharks, which are not considered man-eaters, but have been known to bite. Small groups were even spotted around swimmers who showed no fear or awareness of the danger.
More than 100,000 sharks are thought to be infesting the waters of Florida.
SOURCE: Surfrider Foundation
- 23 January 2011 | Environment
A hotel made of trash collected in the beaches of Europe has beeen built and installed by the prestigious artist HA Schult, in the central Callao Square, in Madrid, Spain. The "Corona Extra Save the Beach Hotel" is built with twelve tons of trash and offer visitors an experience with a strong environmental commitment.
HA Schult is famous for his work "Trash Men", a piece that is composed of thousands of life-sized human figures completely made of trash. This pioneering project wants to make people aware of the need to take care of the beaches of Europe. Anyone can bring up a case of a beach in a bad shape and upload a video or a photo on the web page. Helena Christense, top model, has slept in the iconic hotel.
A voting is carried out each year among all the cases received to choose the beach that needs it the most. In 2010, Corona Extra cleaned, with the help of volunteers, the Bay of Portmán beach, in Murcia, and in 2009, the beach selected by the Internet users was Capocotta, very close to Rome.