Archive for October, 2010

Greywater scores high marks

October 29th, 2010

After experimenting with solar panels, gray-water systems and chickens for two years, a budget-minded consumer takes stock of what worked and what didn’t. Read the full story in the LATimes WORTH IT Gray water, 1st place Gray water… more »

Surfrider Foundation Visits the Gulf

October 28th, 2010

The oil spewed for nearly 3 months.  Over 200 million gallons of oil poisoned the Gulf, and approximately 2 million gallons of chemicals used to disperse oil exasperated the situation–resulting in the worst  U.S environmental disaster.  The madness stopped on… more »

Southern California One Step Away from a Network of Marine Protected Areas.

October 28th, 2010

Last week, over 700 surfers, students, divers, business owners, and elected officials turned out in record numbers to the Fish and Game Commission hearing.   This hearing was the last Fish and Game meeting before the Commission officially adopts a… more »

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Trashes Mission Beach with Dredging Project. Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter calls for cleanup and more testing

October 25th, 2010

Here’s a recent press release that we sent out regarding the current dredging project in the Mission Bay channel. It actually seems to be a decent source of sand but the sharp objects being left behind are unacceptable…… more »

ACOE is Trashing Mission Beach

October 22nd, 2010

Media Contact: Bill Hickman 619-804-6264 or bill@surfriderSD.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Trashes Mission Beach with Dredging Project. Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter calls for cleanup and more testing. San Diego, October 20, 2010 –… more »

Arctic Report Card

October 22nd, 2010

According to current research, return to previous Arctic conditions is unlikely Record temperatures across Canadian Arctic and Greenland, a reduced summer sea ice cover, record snow cover decreases and links to some Northern Hemisphere weather support this conclusion… more »

New York Times: Lake Mead Hits Record Low

October 21st, 2010

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words and the photo from a recent New York Times blog article says everything about our water crisis. The article begins: “Sometime between 11 and noon on Sunday, the water level in… more »

Lawn Patrol announced for La Jolla on November 7th!

October 20th, 2010

SurfriderSD is excited to announce our first Lawn Patrol is coming up on November 7th, where we’ll take a walk around a neighborhood and check out who’s got the right plants, the right design to capture run-off and/or… more »

On the Sixth Month Anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Groups Call for Protecting Our Coasts from Drilling and Ending Our Dependence on Oil

October 19th, 2010

For Immediate Release Contact            Mike Gravitz, mikeg@environmentamerica.org Jackie Savitz, jsavitz@oceana.org Stefanie Sekich-Quinn, Ssekich@surfrider.org  Kristina Johnson Kristina.Johnson@sierraclub.org On the Sixth Month Anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Groups Call for Protecting Our Coasts from Drilling and Ending Our… more »

UV light reveals oil still on beaches

October 19th, 2010

Photograph by Chris Combs, National Geographic With the exception of an occasional tarball, the beaches may look clean, but just like dirty ocean water where you can’t see the bacteria, the truth is more subtle. Researchers from the… more »