Environment News Headlines and Top Stories

Thousands of sharks were photographed migrating through the coastal waters off Palm Beach, Florida, by a fast-thinking helicopter pilot who caught the action on his phone’s video camera.
A hotel made of trash collected in the beaches of Europe has been built and installed by the prestigious artist HA Schult, in the central Callao Square, in Madrid, Spain.

Folly Beach: the sand is disappearing

Mother Nature has been warning us for quite a while. World beaches are eroding very quickly and structural measures are still to be taken.

Surfrider Foundation: keeping the wave clean for all of us

The Surfrider Foundation is celebrating a very important number for all surfers and world citizens. The organization has conquered 150 coastal victories, since 2006.

Offshore drilling: in the future this will be considered disgusting

The US President Barack Obama has announced that the country will be banning new offshore oil drilling in the next seven years.

UK beaches: still not crystal clear waves

Clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) warn the water industry there’s more to be concerned about than celebrate. Today Defra will release the 2010 bathing season results for the UK and both water companies and Government agencies will be quick to boast about an increase in beaches attaining the guideline standards. 
  • A sun dog, or sundog, is a natural optical phenomenon consisting of one or two colored luminous spots appearing on either side of the Sun.
  • Every year, nonprofit environmental organization Heal the Bay assigns A-to-F letter grades to beaches along the California coast.
  • A heat wave, or heatwave, is a period of two or more consecutive days with apparent temperatures exceeding 105°F to 110°F (40°C to 43°C) on National Weather Service's Heat Index.
  • Have you ever wondered how a beach is formed? The formation of sand strips is a long process that involves minerals, water, wind, waves, and tides.

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