- 27 August 2014 | Environment
The Catlin Seaview Survey will help photograph the world's coral reefs and reveal them in high-resolution, 360-degree panoramic vision.
It's an ambitious project. The world's most important reefs are slowly being threatened by human intervention. That is why scientists and Google will work together to map the underwater treasures.
In the last 30 years, the Earth lost over 40% of corals due to pollution, destructive fishing and climate change. Monitoring changes over time will help scientists, policy makers and the public at large to see and understand the issues reefs are facing.
- 15 August 2014 | Environment
The Surfrider Foundation was founded in 1984 by a group of surfers, in Malibu, California. In thirty years, the organization changed the perception of the world's oceans, waves and beaches.
On the 22nd August, 1984, there were no mobile phones or internet. Communications were slower, but environmental problems were truly threatening the sustainability of the coastal regions.
The founders of the Surfrider Foundation kicked off their global journey by protecting First Point, their local surf break. Rapidly, the word spread and the surfers' organization extended its influence.
- 11 August 2014 | Environment
In 2012, Stig Severinsen, the "human dolphin," broke the record for the longest time breath held underwater, in a London pool.
The man who doesn't breathe spent 22 minutes submerged using a special technique that he has been developing for ten years. But he has done more.
The 41-year-old Danish also holds the record for the longest underwater swim, that is 500 feet (152 meters and 40 centimeters) completed in two minutes and 11 seconds, in a frozen lake in East Greenland.