Hands Across The Sand: surfers against offshore drilling

World surfers are invited to join hands against expanded offshore drilling, on beaches and in global cities, on the 18th May, at 12pm, in corresponding time zones.

The second annual Hands Across The Sand is calling for clean energy solutions and a sustainable planet. The movement consists of people of all walks of life and crosses all borders and political affiliations.

The goal is to protect coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and fisheries from the threats of expanded offshore drilling and the accidents associated with this.

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Brazilian Atlantis: the underwater continent

A Brazilian and Japanese research submarine has discovered evidence of an underwater continent, 900 miles off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

Is it the Atlantis, the legendary island mentioned by Plato, back in 360 BC? The question might be answered by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and the Geology Service of Brazil (CPRM), in the next months.

Several rock structures and clear evidences of granite at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean have been unveiled and may confirm the thesis of a former continent that existed before the Americas, Africa, Europe.

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Waves height: surfing is affected by climate change

Average wave heights will decrease across 25% of the global ocean and increase across 7% of the ocean, due to climate change.

Scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have concluded that climate change will have impact in wave height, near coastal regions.

The initial simulations tell us that the increase of 7% in wave height will take place, predominantly in the Southern Ocean.

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