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- 19 January 2018 | Environment
A drone saved the life of two distressed young swimmers caught in high surf in a beach near Lennox Head, in New South Wales, Australia.
A group of Australian lifeguards was testing the use of drones in lifesaving operations when they spotted two boys in trouble using the unmanned aerial vehicle's (UAV) camera.
And what was supposed to be practice flight became a real-life rescue. In no more than 70 seconds, the drone flew above the young men and released the inflatable rescue pod.
- 17 January 2018 | Environment
British surfers are three times more likely to have antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) in their intestines than non-surfers.
The study conducted by the University of Exeter in conjunction with environmental organization Surfers Against Sewage revealed that wave riders ingest ten times more ocean water than people who swim in the sea and don't surf.
Researchers asked UK surfers to provide fecal samples to assess whether their guts contained E. coli bacteria that were able to grow in the presence of a widely used antibiotic - cefotaxime.
- 10 January 2018 | Environment
The Irish authorities have authorized the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland to build two giant two seawalls at Doughmore Beach.
The Clare County Council approved the project that will install two massive concrete walls of 688 yards (630 meters) and 284 yards (260 meters) in length on a public beach.
Doughmore Beach is one of the most popular beach destinations in Ireland, and it is also one of the best and most consistent beach breaks in the country.