- 11 May 2010 | Environment
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!
- 05 May 2010 | Environment
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!”
- 01 May 2010 | Environment
The tragic and devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a stark reminder that offshore oil drilling is not the answer.
The Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank has spilled millions of gallons of oil into the ecologically rich waters in the Gulf of Mexico and continues to gush 210,000 gallons of oil into the sea every day.
The spill remains unabated and now has the potential to become one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. The unfolding catastrophe clearly illustrates that offshore drilling is not safe and new technology is not fool proof.
Tell the Obama Administration new drilling is not the answer. Our coasts and the economy they support cannot withstand anymore. We are reminded why the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara and the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill led to state and federal moratoriums on offshore oil drilling.
The tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico makes it clear that it is time once again time to restore those moratoriums.