- 12 February 2014 | Environment
A Portuguese sailor claims to have discovered a large underwater pyramid, between the islands of Sao Miguel and Terceira, in the Azores.
Diocleciano Silva couldn't believe what his eyes were telling him. As he was sailing in the Atlantic Ocean looking for fish, he spotted a perfectly-shaped pyramid structure on the sonar.
After checking the GPS devices and maps again, Silva confirmed that the unknown underwater construction was lying at 40 meters (131 feet). Square, and aligned with the four cardinal compass directions. The pyramid's base is estimated to have 8000 square meters.
- 11 February 2014 | Environment
The Surfrider Foundation is tracking the potential spread of radiation from Fukushima to the Pacific Coast via air, water and marine life.
The surfing non-governmental organization is analyzing all scientific research focused on the Japanese nuclear reactor meltdown.
"There are a lot of conflicting reports in the news and on various websites and blogs. There have been many sensationalist reports that are not supported by scientific data and studies", underlines Surfrider, led by Jim Moriarty.
- 30 January 2014 | Environment
The beaches of Bali have been invaded by hundreds of thousands of plastic bags and plastic waste. The local governor promises to ban its production, distribution if one million signatures reach his office.
It's the same old story, every year. This time, tourists and locals say it's even worse. Thousands of tonnes of plastic waste is dumped in Bali's inland creeks and end up on the beach with the helping hand of monsoon rain.
Tourists don't like what they see. Surfers don't like what they see. The plastic plague is threatening Bali's unique environment and the tourism economy languishes.