Results for Environment
Rio’s sewage-filled waters are not only a problem for next year’s Olympics. Organizers of Brazil’s stop on the World Surf League hope to move their event from a beach at Barra da Tijuca to a clean beach further west.
Fires that have cloaked large swaths of Sumatra in a choking haze, spreading as far as Singapore, have destroyed at least 58,000 hectares of forest on the Indonesian island, an official said.
Algix LLC, the world’s leading producer of algae bio-products, and Effekt LLC announced today the creation of the worlds first algae-derived flexible foams. Both companies are joining forces in a joint venture entitled Bloom Holdings LLC to commercialize the foam.
The Maldivian government has terminated a contract to develop the military owned island of Thanburudhoo near Male’ as a boutique surf resort.
Conservation group Save Sharks Indonesia has said Indonesia is the largest supplier of shark fins in the international market, and this has led to an increase in shark fishing among local fishermen, which puts the species at risk of extinction due to overfishing.
Forestry Police (Polhut) from the Conservation and Natural Resource Agency (KSDA) arrested the owner of a food stall in the Ketewel area just east of Bali’s capital of Denpasar, balidiscovery.com reports.
Police in the Ecuadorian port city of Manta say they have seized about 200,000 shark fins destined to be illegally exported to Asia where they would fetch up to $1.5m.
Based on research, including interviews with 100 foreign tours in 2010, as many as 90% of those interviewed assumed that Bali still has abundant supplies of fresh water. 50% of those interviewed expressed surprise when informed of Bali’s water crisis. 68% of those informed of the crisis, pledged to try to conserve water if asked to do so by hotels in Bali, and 36% said they would willingly pay an environmental tax levy.
Protesters clashed with police in La Pampilla, in the district of Miraflores, Lima Peru. Police equipped with helmets, riot shields and billy clubs charged into the surf to get the surfers out of the way of heavy equipment.