- 22 December 2013 | Environment
How long until it's gone? Discover the estimated decomposition rates of the most common types of marine debris.
Garbage, litter, trash. Our oceans and coastal lines have been invaded by thousands of small, medium and large pieces of unwanted man-made products.
Nature is not able to decompose everything humans produce. Taking care of our trash is critical, if we still want to ride waves in crystal clear blue waters.
- 18 December 2013 | Environment
The world's best surfers have marched against experimental tests of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) that have been conducted by Monsanto, in the Hawaiian Islands.
Companies like Monsanto, Dow, Dupont/Pioneer, Syngenta and BASF have been spraying over 70 different chemicals, on an almost daily basis, on the Hawaiian lands.
Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Shane Dorian, Mark Healey, Makua Rothman, Bede Durbidge and Jamie O'Brien have participated in the Aloha Aina March, in Haleiwa, organized by surf environmentalist Dustin Barca and Hawaii GMO Justice Coalition.
- 17 December 2013 | Environment
The Surfrider Foundation is opposing a proposal by the federal government to conduct seismic surveys off the Mid- and South Atlantic coast for oil and gas.
The U.S. Department of the Interior is deciding whether to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic ocean from New Jersey to Florida to assess oil and gas resources.
"Seismic airgun testing would cause major impacts to marine life and bring the Atlantic coast closer to the risky practice of offshore oil drilling", the Surfrider Foundations explains.