- 22 December 2010 | Environment
Mother Nature has been warning us for quite a while. World beaches are eroding very quickly and structural measures are still to be taken.
Meanwhile, in Folly Beach, USA, the local authorities are asking for federal money in order to initiate beach renourishment projects.
Interestingly, the pledge of aid come only five years after a $12 million project moved millions of tons of sand onto Folly Beach. Tropical storms, winds and swells are destroying the beautiful beaches of the region of Charleston.
Nearly one-third of the 5-mile beach has lost enough sand to meet the federal requirement for needing renourishment, which is that 60 feet or less of beach remains at high tide.
The question is: how long will last the next improvement measures?
- 11 December 2010 | Environment
The Surfrider Foundation is celebrating a very important number for all surfers and world citizens. The organization has conquered 150 coastal victories, since 2006.
The last victory was Barack Obama's decision to place a 7-year ban on new offshore drilling in the continental United States. In four years, Surfrider and its volunteers have given up countless hours of their time to help protect our beaches and coastlines for the benefit of everyone, everywhere.
The environment and the oceans need a helping hand from everyone. Here are some highlights of the 150 victories won for your coast:
* Established a fee on single use plastic bags in Washington D.C.
* Created a marine reserve at Tres Palmas, Puerto Rico.
* Overturned a longtime surfing ban in Chicago.
* Secured regulations and commitments from local municipalities to improve water quality at Oregon's Nye Beach.
* Stopped an environmentally damaging toll road project at Trestles beach in Southern California.
Congratulations to the Surfrider Foundation and keep up the good work.
- 07 December 2010 | Environment
The US President Barack Obama has announced that the country will be banning new offshore oil drilling in the next seven years.
It is great news for Mother Nature, world citizens and for the surfing community. More than 20.000 surfers have sent letters and messages to Obama, through Surfrider Foundation, asking for the reinstatement of the executive moratorium on offshore drilling.
The local communities of the Gulf of Mexico are still struggling to recover from the environmental tragedy. In the future, surfers will support the complete ban of offshore drilling as the world's drive leads to clean and renewable energy.