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The top 12 cleanest swimming beaches in the U.S.

June 27th, 2012

Safety at the beach requires watchfulness, and checking water quality.

Nothing beats the beach when the heat of summer hits. But in today’s world, there are swimming beaches, and beaches that are best observed, at distance from the water.

These beaches are not so much for swimming, at least, not until you check to see if there’s an alert that day, or maybe, to be save, never.


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Surfrider Foundation upset about possible cuts to federal beach program

February 17th, 2012

From Green Right Now Reports The Surfrider Foundation, which supports beach and ocean conservation projects, is concerned by the budget proposed by the Obama Administration this week. The proposed FY 2013 EPA budget would axe $9.9 million from the federal Beach Grant Program, which Surfrider says would cut or curtail coastal water quality monitoring by [...]


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Hands Across the Sands: The story in photos

June 29th, 2010

In a symbolic but moving gesture, the Hands Across the Sands oil drilling protest on Saturday brought out people from Miami to Melbourne to stand in solidarity for clean beaches, and against more offshore oil drilling.

There were events around the world, but the turnout was especially heavy in the U.S., spanning the nation from High Line Park in New York City and Nags Head in North Carolina in the East, to Puget Sound and Los Angeles and several beaches in between on the West Coast. People lined up in Anchorage and Maui.


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Hands Across the Sands plans a public demo against oil drilling

June 25th, 2010

The message of Hands Across the Sands, its founder likes to say, is simple: Say ‘No’ to oil drilling and ‘Yes’ to clean energy.
To make that point crystal clear, thousands of Americans are expected to line up on beaches tomorrow (June 26) at 11 a.m. to join hands and show their solidarity on that point. The gatherings will last 15 minutes. Organizers will take a photo of the group, and then members will disband, leaving only their footprints behind.


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The mysterious case of the errant tarballs

May 19th, 2010

Government experts reported today that those tarballs found on beaches in the Florida Keys earlier this week are NOT from the BP Oil Spill. Coast Guard experts tested samples of the 20-odd tar balls found at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park in Key West and “determined that none of the collected samples are from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill,” according to a news release from the oil spill response team.


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Beach Bummer, NRDC Report Finds Pollution Worse On Some US Beaches

August 11th, 2008

By Barbara Kessler

Before dunking yourself in the ocean for a last summer hurrah, you may want to check out the NRDC’s latest report on the state of the nation’s beaches. It found that the number of closings and advisory days along U.S. freshwater and ocean coasts was at the second highest level in 18 years of tracking, mainly due to increased pollution along the Mid-Atlantic region and Great Lakes waters.


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