BP oil spill: what now?

In the first sign of progress toward containing the oil gushing from a blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, BP engineers on Sunday inserted a tube into the leaking pipe and began siphoning some of the oil to a barge at the surface. If it works, the inserted pipe could keep a substantial amount of the oil out of the sea.

This news follows reports that scientists are finding enormous oil plumes below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the government and BP have given.

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Oil drilling: no longer a safe option

In the wake of yesterday's failed attempt to place a containment dome over the breach of the Macondo well (as they are referring to it now), BP is now proposing a new idea - something called a "junk shot."

The effort quite literally involves taking junk - shredded automobile tires, golf balls and other debris - and trying to jam it into the opening of the leak to clog the flow of oil. That's all we need...an ocean full of oil and trash!

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Super Surfer Against Sewage: our super hero

It has been years in the planning but the SAS Ball is finally making a much called for comeback to the Badlands of Cornwall to celebrate SAS’s 20th anniversary.

The ‘SAS Invinci-Ball’ 20th anniversary celebrations will take place on Friday, 3rd September at the Porthtowan Eco-Park, a brand new site at the heart of SAS’s birthplace, Porthtowan.

The event will be fancy dress of course, the theme being ‘Invinci-Ball’, so come dressed to impress, possibly even as your favourite super heroes. Tickets will go on sale to SAS members at 9am on Friday, 7th May. Be quick to avoid disappointment!

Line-up rumours are already flying around with mention of bands from Faithless to Reef, but in true SAS Ball style, you’ll just have to wait and see.

Famed for bringing together the surf and water sports community from Cornwall and right across the UK, the SAS Ball has been sorely missed since it was last held back in 2006.

The event is a celebration of all that SAS’s environmental campaigns have and continue to achieve for our beloved surf spots and beaches. Importantly it also gives SAS the chance to thank loyal members and supporters for their help over the years.

The Ball also raises vital funds for SAS’s ongoing environmental campaigns, which continue to achieve massive amounts for the UK’s waves, beaches and oceans using tried and tested Invinci-Ball campaign techniques!

Hugo Tagholm, Surfers Against Sewage Director says; “We are delighted to be bringing the SAS Ball back to celebrate such an important milestone for the organisation. The ‘SAS Invinci-Ball’ will be THE party of the summer and bring together our members and supporters from all across the UK. Join the party and help support our ongoing campaigns!”