Results for Environment
The Bali Environmental Agency (BLH) has said that waste from hospitals, hotels and other industries did not meet the required criteria for waterway disposal.
Top surfing destinations in Bali are showing signs of pollution, with incidents of people getting infections after surfing the waves off the island’s southern beaches.
Black&Blue is a short video that shows the contrast between nature, pollution, culture and surf in the island of Bali. As a surfer Eugenio Barcelloni wish to preserve his daily habitat from landfills, massive constructions and all the other contamination. The whole community should be involved and try to save our coast from the increasing problems. Really good 10 min duration of the video.
The chairman of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association for Bali (PHRI-Bali), Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati (Cok Ace), has admitted to Beritabali.com that the overdevelopment of seaside hotel projects is contributing to beach erosion in Bali.
A tsunami of plastic rubbish has swamped Bali’s iconic beachfront for a week or more, defying daily efforts to clean it up.
It is hard to believe that it is about one year since we read the impassioned plea of 11 times surfing world champion Kelly Slater, but it is. At the time, he tweeted: “If Bali doesn’t do something serious about its pollution, it’ll be impossible to surf here in a few years. Worst I’ve ever seen.”
The quality of the water in the rivers that flow through Bali’s capital city of Denpasar are heavily polluted. Tests carried out by the Denpasar environment agency have show both the Tukad Badung and Tukad Ayung to exceed the limits for Class III water.
I recently came across an exhibit while making my way through San Francisco Airport. Over the years, I’ve come to understand how single-use plastics are plaguing our oceans, but the Classic Plastics exhibit at SFO featured a century of items that reflect how plastics helped shape everyday items that included eyeglasses, jewelry, radios, vinyl records, handbags, cameras and chairs.
July 29, 2013, a sperm whale was stranded on Tershelling, a northern island in the Netherlands. A rescue attempt was attempted, but unfortunately the whale died. A young adult at 13.5 meters was taken for a necropsy at the port of Harlington. The sperm whale had plastic in its stomach, an increasing common phenomenon say researchers at the Biodiversity Centre Naturalis.