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- 29 August 2018 | Environment
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.
- 24 August 2018 | Environment
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.
- 23 August 2018 | Environment
Surfrider Foundation celebrated its 34th anniversary with the launch of a new logo and wordmark.
The non-governmental environmental organization unveiled a new brand identity and announced a historic milestone: 500 coastal victories.
"In 2018, we have achieved 47 victories. We define a 'victory' as a government decision made in favor of the coastal and ocean environment that results in a positive conservation outcome or improves public access," stresses Surfrider.