Archive for November, 2010

Norfolk, VA deals with sea level rise

November 30th, 2010

“The fact is that there is not enough engineering to go around to mitigate the rising sea” – Jim Schultz from “Front-Line City in Virginia Tackles Rise in Sea”, NYT 11/25/2010 Sea level rise and coastal management were… more »

Shrimpers Say Nets and Shrimp Covered With Oil, After Shrimping Trip Off Louisiana Coast

November 29th, 2010

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I-5 Widening Comments Due, Today

November 22nd, 2010

If you want to comment on the draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement underlying I-5 widening project in north coastal county, San Diego, today is your last chance. Not familiar with the plan? Take a look here. You… more »

Oil Spill: BP won’t put clock on beach cleanup

November 22nd, 2010

Oil remains offshore, on beaches and in Escambia County bays. However, BP and government officials won’t guess how long it will take to get it cleaned up. “Time is a difficult thing to define. … We don’t know… more »

Free ‘Bag It’ movie screenings!

November 20th, 2010

Hey Rappers,Bag It was recently a feature film presented in the San Diego film Festival in October. Some of our leaders in the Rise Above Plastics committee have organized a few movie screenings for you all! They are… more »

LA County’s Bag Ban! and… Day Without a Bag on Dec. 16th, 5-7 pm

November 19th, 2010

1.1 million residents living within the LA county area will be effected from now on by the recent feat for the environmental movement in California by passing the LA County Bag Ban JUST a fews days ago! Hooray!!… more »

Tar-balls Washing Ashore in FL.

November 17th, 2010

Chuck Barnes, Alabama Surfrider member, has been active in following the Gulf situation “post spill”. He created this blog to keep us all informed.    Just last week, he spotted tar-balls washing ashore after a swell.  As he… more »

Treat recycled water to drinking standards already!

November 16th, 2010

This editorial is good – it advocates for water to be re-used over and over again, which is key.  However, at Surfrider, while we think it’s great to use recycled water for agriculture, it would be even better… more »

Illness Plagues Gulf Residents in BP’s Aftermath

November 15th, 2010

Surfrider Member Chuck Barnes recently interviewed about the impact of the spill.Illness Plagues Gulf Residents in BP's Aftermath – IPS ipsnews.net more »

Greenland wants $2 billion bond from oil firms keen to drill in its Arctic waters

November 12th, 2010

A satellite image of Greenland. Photograph: EIL Austria/Nasa/Alamy Greenland is demanding that oil companies bidding to drill in huge areas of its Arctic waters each pay an estimated $2bn (£1.25bn) upfront “bond” to meet the clean-up costs from… more »