Surfrider Foundation: Interesting facts about the environmental organization

The Surfrider Foundation is a world-renowned environmental institution with a very clear mission: to protect the world's ocean, waves, and beaches through a powerful activist network.

Surfrider activists, volunteers, and members are diverse and include ocean enthusiasts of all kinds: surfers, swimmers, windsurfers, kiteboarders, bodyboarders, stand-up paddleboarders, surf fishers, kayakers and coastal recreationists.

In 2018, the Surfrider Foundation celebrated 500 coastal victories. But, judging by its proactive efforts, it is quite clear that it is just warming up.

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Lewis Pugh completes "The Long Swim" along the length of the English Channel

British-South African swimmer Lewis Pugh has successfully swum the length of the English Channel.

The 48-year-old athlete completed "The Long Swim" in 49 days. Pugh wants to raise awareness about the problem of plastic pollution, over-fishing, and the need to strengthen ocean protection across the world.

"I've been swimming out for nearly 50 days and what has really shocked me is what little I have seen in terms of wildlife. There were lots of jellyfish, a few dolphins, a few fish, and birds, but other than that, very very little," said Pugh moments after he arrived at the beach in Dover.

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20 things you should never flush down your toilet

Our home toilets are not trash cans made for dumping personal care and hygiene products. Here's what you shouldn't flush down the loo.

There are only three things that you can flush down the toilet - urine, feces and toilet paper. In other words, human waste, or the three Ps: pee, poo, and paper.

The wastewater journey usually takes one of two directions. It either heads by way of a pipe to your community's local sewer, or into a septic tank close to your home.

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Dimitri Maramenides, the founder and owner of Epic Kites, rode his kite a few hours before Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the United States.

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