Offshore oil drilling prospects overshadow Portugal's surf appeal

The Portuguese government authorized the Galp-ENI consortium to start an oil prospection program in Aljezur, off the country's southwest coast.

In 2017, Portugal welcomed over 20 million tourists. It was a historic year for a country with a population of around 10 million.

Known for its welcoming spirit, food, beaches, and history, Portugal is also becoming one of the most popular surfing destinations on the planet with plenty of pristine surf breaks, from north to south, and all around the archipelagos of Azores and Madeira.

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Kilauea volcano erupts in Hawaii's Big Island

Thirty-five years later, the Kilauea volcano erupted, and lava start to flow into the local forest and through cracks in the road.

People who live in the nearby residential areas have been ordered to leave their homes. More than 10,000 residents fled their properties in Hawaii's Big Island.

At 8 pm, Governor David Ige signed an emergency proclamation for the territory. The Governor of Hawaii activated the Hawaii National Guard to provide support to county emergency response personnel to help with evacuations and security.

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Everything you need to know about the giant plastic island

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is the largest accumulation zone of ocean plastic in the world.

It is located halfway between California and Hawaii. And it is getting worse, fast.

Scientists have been mapping plastic in the area since then the 1970s. However, the phenomenon started to grow, possibly, in the 1950s.

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