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Fukushima Radiation: Frequently Asked Questions
We've been receiving a lot of questions about how the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan is affecting the health and safety of those living along the Eastern Pacific (West Coast of the US and Canada). Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to help you address the most common questions. Check it out!
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National Beach Water Quality Program Restored
Congress has passed a federal budget that includes funding for the BEACH Act Grants program that supports beach water quality monitoring and ensures national safety standards are followed at beaches across the country. This funding is essential to protect public health for the millions of people who visit our nation’s beaches every year.
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Limited Time Valentine’s Day Offer
People tend to have a love-hate relationship with our coasts. They love when the swell is big or the sunset provides a beautiful backdrop, but they hate when there’s a plastic bag floating by or a cigarette butt resting in the sand. Help us in our fight to get rid of those “hates” and make it all about the love this Valentine’s Day. This limited time offer won’t last so be sure to order a necklace today to show your support for our oceans, waves and beaches!
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Foam Trash Plagues Coos Bay Beaches
What would you do if 60ft blocks from a foam dock washed up on your local beach? Well, if you’re in Coos Bay, Oregon, then you act right away. Volunteers have worked tirelessly around the clock to remove what they can as the white foam debris continues to break apart into smaller and smaller fragments.
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Help Surfrider Ban Plastic Bags In California
Do one thing today to proactively keep our oceans, waves and beaches clean. Most of us have participated in beach cleanups, which are reactive to the problem. We try to clean the oceans and beaches after they’ve already been trashed. The truth is that the opportunities to be proactive about the problem come around less frequently, and this is one of those opportunities to act.
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Cape Fear Chapter Leads Protest Against Seismic Testing
The front lines of Surfrider's Atlantic Seismic campaign have moved to Kure, North Carolina. Last week the Cape Fear Chapter helped lead a community protest against proposed seismic exploration for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean. Hundreds of people showed up at Kure Beach Town Hall to oppose Mayor Dean Lambeth's decision to sign a letter written by a lobbying group of the American Petroleum Institute that supports seismic testing.
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Hawaii County Purchases 217 Acres Of Kona Coastline
The Kona Chapter has been working with other organizations for more than 25 years to protect this valuable piece of land and keep developers from converting it from conservation land to urban development. Ironically, in order to pursue a new green development adjacent to O'oma, a company donated $2 million to help preserve the land and the County was able to buy it.
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