- 08 June 2014 | Environment
The World Oceans Day is celebrated on the 8th June. What should we know about the body of saline water that covers two-thirds of the planet's surface?
Earth is the only planet that is known to have large stable bodies of liquid water on its surface. Oceans generate most of the oxygen we breathe, and they regulate our climate.
Oceans clean the water we drink and offer a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines. The Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern (Antarctic), and Arctic Oceans cover approximately 72% of the planet's surface.
- 07 June 2014 | Environment
Scientists have solved the mystery of the nine-foot (2.7 meters) great white shark eaten by a super predator, in Australia's Southern Ocean.
When researchers GPS-tagged a great white, they didn't imagine what would happen two months later. The device was found on a beach, and its data revealed that the animal had suddenly plunged 1,900 feet deep into the ocean.
The tag also showed multiple, drastic temperature changes indicating that the shark had been inside a digestive system. What animal could eat a nine-foot great white shark?
- 06 June 2014 | Environment
The 2014 Volcom Pipe Pro has been considered a Deep Blue Surfing Event by Sustainable Surf.
The surf contest exceeded the minimum requirements of all five major categories of environmental and social impacts - Waste Diversion, Renewable Energy, Community Outreach, Climate Change and Transportation.
The 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro was the first Hawaiian ASP surfing event to be powered by biodiesel, and to become carbon neutral. The 2014 edition continued this achievement and provided significant support for the local community.