Archive for May, 2009

Heroes in a time of drought

May 30th, 2009

Brook Sarson:  Brook Sarson, a San Diego resident, is doing her part to decrease human impact on Earth’s ever-decreasing water supply. Sarson has a 1,300 gallon rainwater tank in her backyard for her family’s water needs and uses… more »

Not a New Problem

May 30th, 2009

Southern California has always had a problem with water- a problem getting the water from where it was to where the people that needed it lived. In San Diego, they solved the problem by building a dam, and building… more »

One Small Sip for Man and a Giant Gulp of Recycled Urine For Mankind

May 30th, 2009

Wednesday, May 20th made history as the day that NASA astronauts took their first drink of water recycled from their urine, sweat, and water that is condensed when air is exhaled. Astronaut Michael Barratt claims that, “the taste… more »

Governor’s Oil Actions Threaten California Coastline

May 29th, 2009

Governor Schwarzenegger’s austerity budget released just before the election included a strange and dangerous proposal to bypass the State Lands Commission’s public review of offshore oil drilling. Instead, the Director of Finance could override a vote of the… more »

Call to Action

May 27th, 2009

The Surfrider Foundation is very busy these days… and we need your help at two meetings next week! On Monday June 1st, the California State Lands Commission is considering significant items related off shore oil-drilling in Santa Barbara and… more »

Three VA Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Oil Drilling

May 22nd, 2009

3 Candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in Virginia met for a final debate before the June 9 primary. Two opposed one in favor. Candidates were asked whether they think oil drilling should be allowed off the… more »

Summary of Events from May 7th Meeting and Open Forum

May 21st, 2009

Introduction Dan Murphy started the meeting off by emphasizing that Surfrider will be part of a coalition of environmental agencies as well as community members that will focus on finding solutions for storm run off in an effort… more »

Subverting State Lands Commission is Not The Answer

May 21st, 2009

On January 29, 2009, the California State Lands Commission denied the Tranquillon Oil & Gas project in a 2-1 vote. At that time the SLC attorneys, in consultation with the Attorney General’s office, concluded that the agreement could… more »

State Budget Crisis Could Endanger Beachgoers

May 21st, 2009

SAN DIEGO — Several environmental groups say California’s budget crisis has crippled efforts to solve ocean pollution at beaches near the Mexican border. In its 2009 Beach Report Card, Heal the Bay says state cutbacks in beach water… more »

Taunovo Bay Fiji

May 19th, 2009

Get ready to bid on this 7 Night Stay in a four bedroom beachfront Grand Villa at Taunovo Bay Resort and Spa in Fiji! Accommodation only for up to 8 adults and 4 kids at this beautiful resort… more »