Environment News Headlines and Top Stories

Somewhere Near Tapachula: a surfing way of life with orphaned, abused and homeless children

Somewhere Near Tapachula is the heartfelt true story of Mision Mexico, a children's refuge started Australian couple Alan and Pam Skuse.

Broad Beach in Malibu: still a public beach in the next years?

A $4 million seawall is going up in Malibu to protect million-dollar estates threatened by high tides and heavy surf. Local residents like Steven Spielberg, Pierce Brosnan and Goldie Hawn have all agreed to pitch in to protect their homes from beach erosion.

Matt Argyle will attempt a Guinness World Record

Matt Argyle (Chairman of the British Stand Up Paddle Association (BSUPA) and ranked 2nd in the UK for stand up paddleboarding), Claire Blacklock (UK women’s stand up paddleboard champion) and Simon Bassett (BSUPA head coach) will be joined in June by longboarding champion Elliot Dudley and UK stand up paddleboarding champion Jock Patterson for the crossing attempt, which could see them break a Guinness World Record along the way.

Exxon Valdez

The Valdez spill, which occurred in March 1989, is regarded as one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters.

Dom Ferris of Surfers Against Sewage

Clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) were on hand to greet water company executives with the walk of shame as they entered the appeal hearing today.

Paddle For Humanity

The 2nd Annual Watermans: Applied Science, “Paddle for Humanity” is set to go off May 1st at Dana State Beach, California. The Paddle for Humanity is a fundraising event held in support of SurfAid International.
  • 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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