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Why do my kids look at me like I''m stupid when I tell this joke? The central bank must have increased the money supply. These sand dollars are worthless. I can''t even get a cup of coffee with these stupid things

Hawaii’s Plastic Beach

Green Home Blog

Hawaii’s Plastic Beach. Kamilo Beach. As the saying goes, what’s out of sight is out of mind, but there’s one place where all this pollution is being made painfully obvious: Hawaii’s Kamilo Beach, where every year tons of garbage are deposited by the waves and piled high on what was once beautiful white sand. What’s special about Kamilo Beach? The majority of the trash that washes up on Kamilo Beach – as high as 90% – is plastic.

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Greek oil spill creates black plague on Israeli beaches

Green Prophet

A tanker from Greece dumped its bilge and catastrophic amounts of tar and oil are clogging Israel’s beaches. The recent crisis is a large oil spill which is currently washing mounds of goopy tar onto every inch of beach along Israel’s 170-mile coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. .

Beaches ‘Round the World

Wend Magazine

So sit back with a cold, fruity blended drink (complete with tiny umbrella), maybe put on some shades (unless you can’t see the computer screen with them on) and prepare to take a visual journey through Beaches, ‘Round the World. According to the Oregonian , yesterday was the first clear day in the Portland area since February 25, and unfortunately the sun isn’t supposed to last. We will again be showered in rain tomorrow.

Kalya Picks: PerSauna in Redondo Beach, CA

Kalya Life

Picks cedar detox infrared sauna persauna redondo beach relax sauna sweatBikram yoga-lovers and cardio junkies rejoice, PerSauna is the perfect place to sweat on your day off. PerSauna is the first infrared sauna spa to come to the South Bay and sets a high bar for anyone hoping to follow suit. Infrared saunas have been a longtime favorite of alternative medicine but only recently got the thumbs up from Dr. Oz and Oprah.

Kalya Picks: Everyday Zen Relaxation Studio in Long Beach, CA

Kalya Life

This place is a hidden gem in Long Beach’s Bixby Knolls area. Picks Everyday Zen facial long beach massage reflexology reiki relax rishi tea spiritual therapeutic waxingEveryday Zen Relaxation Studio is everything I love in this world. My experience from start to finish was amazing enough for me to give it the Kalya Stamp of Approval.

Crowd Rescues Beached Manatee

Eccorazzi

There’s nothing more inspiring than people going out of their way to save the life of an innocent animal, and Florida beachgoers did just that when they rescued a beached Read More The post Crowd Rescues Beached Manatee appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Kalya Picks: Purple Yoga Studio in Long Beach, CA

Kalya Life

Then i found Purple Yoga Studio in Long Beach, CA. Purple Yoga Studio in Long Beach, CA has definitely earned the Kalya Stamp of Approval. Picks bikram long beach purple yoga studio vinyasaYoga studio…ughhhhh there are maybe a bazillion. I don’t know about you but I feel like pilates and yoga studios are popping up everywhere and its hard to decide which to even go to.

Wipeout Wednesday: Beach Bums

Wend Magazine

Have you been to the beach yet this summer? Hopefully your adventures didn’t turn out like the guys and gals featured in the videos below. From Mark: (That looks like it really hurts.). Click here to view the embedded video. From Lindsey: (Start at :20 and ignore the music.). Click here to view the embedded video. From Jess: (Since when does this seem like a good idea?). Click here to view the embedded video. Related posts: Wipeout Wednesday: Bad Ideas.

Half Moon Bay, Calif.: a green Beach House and beyond

Green Traveler Guides

| Bay Area Eco-Getaway | We’re overlooking a perfect crescent of sandy beach, watching the clam diggers harvest a chowder. a green Beach House and beyond is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All California Half Moon Bay Hotels North America San Mateo The Americas United States Beach House Reuters San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley

Beach Day. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green a day out beach fun lake Lake Michigan Lighthouse nature poem sunny day sunshineCar parked on hot gooey asphalt. As we step out, the sun beats down in musical rays. Once the concrete meets the sand we release our feet from the chains of our shoes. The beauty of Lake Michigan is immense. Look ahead! Wild as children the waves twirl and somersault to create cotton white foam. […].

The Penguins of Boulders Beach

Nature Conservancy - Science

African penguins at Boulder Beach, South Africa. At Boulders Beach , it’s all about the penguins. And then they’ll appear, pretty much where you might expect: swimming in the water, standing on the beach, nesting in bushes. The strange thing is, if you had visited Boulders Beach fifty years ago, you would have seen nary a penguin. The beaches would have been quiet, empty. They avoided mainland beaches. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC.

Plastic 'nurdles' found littering UK beaches

Green (Living) Review

A search of 279 beaches around the UK has found that almost three-quarters of them were littered with tiny plastic "nurdles" Volunteers signed up to search their local shoreline, ranging between Shetland and the Scilly Isles, for the lentil-sized pellets, used as a raw material to make plastic products.

The Real Beach Boys: These Bulldogs Surf, Skate and Snowboard

Wend Magazine

Related posts: Wipeout Wednesday: Beach Bums. Click here to view the embedded video. This video will make you smile and probably laugh, too. It may also make you feel like a totally unskilled human and/or dog trainer because these guys are smart and talented to boot. Enjoy! Toy Boarders Skate Along. Teva Saves Penguin’s Life By Making Him a Custom Boot

5 great green Maui beach resorts

Green Traveler Guides

But sometimes only a truly great beach will do … and then what? They’re hard to beat for their luau of family fun, business and wedding catering, and simply because they do have the best beaches, restaurants and spas. It’s on the most popular and best-known beach on Maui, and you can feel better while bronzing your body to know that a host of green practices makes your stay healthier for you, the staff and the environment. | Kapalua to Wailea |.

Israel’s Beach Season Opens With Litterbugs

Green Prophet

Despite periodic volunteer clean up efforts, much of Israel’s beach front suffers from public littering. Lawyer Amit Bracha, director of Israel’s Union for Environmental Defense , was a recent guest on Israel’s Channel 10 morning TV show, speaking on the official opening of beach season for 2012. A sample of left over trash on the Netanya beach. Israel Cleans up its Act And Recycles Its Beach Waste.

Costs of beach nourishment in New Jersey

Environmental Economics

Farrell , a professor of marine geology at Stockton College of New Jersey, said that since 1985 80 million cubic yards of sand had been applied on 54 of the state’s 97 miles of developed coastline: a truckload of sand for every foot of beach. Cornelia Dean: New Jersey has embraced this approach with gusto. Stewart C.

How to Love a Beach Girl.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Inspiring (Wow) Literary Journal Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Sexy beach girl great depths how to love mermaid ocean piscean gypsy pisces seaIt’s closing your eyes and feeling the way the tides of her lips roll across your face and lips.

10 Best Sublime Beaches in the Middle East

Green Prophet

You might not be able to strut around in a thong or sun tan topless in the Middle East, but there are many beautiful beaches in the region that just don’t get enough fanfare. That’s why we have rounded up ten of the most sublime sandy destinations from Abu Dhabi and Oman to Libya and Turkey with a focus on less-trafficked beaches that will refresh your soul while you soak up vitamin D. Paradise Beach – Asilah, Morocco. Iztuzu Beach – Dalyan, Turkey.

Field research: measuring beach width for a random utility model

Environmental Economics

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Field research: measuring beach width for a random utility model

Environmental Economics

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What is a California beach town willing to pay to avoid oil drilling?

Environmental Economics

I can't resist: On Tuesday, the residents of Hermosa Beach are going to vote yet again on an oil and gas drilling initiative — whether to allow a contract with the energy company E&B Natural Resources Management to proceed despite a current drilling ban.   An environmental-impact statement commissioned by Hermosa Beach listed nine potential areas of concern that it said the company would be unable to mitigate, including air quality, aesthetics and noise. Numbers.

Cleaning Up Kamilo Beach

Conservation Hawaii

Lanikai Beach is often described as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The Big Island’s Kamilo Beach holds a far less complimentary title: Hawaii’s dirtiest beach. It didn’t earn that name on its own and residents fear it will be a long time before Kamilo Beach can ever shake the lousy label. [.]. Environment Living Green Recycling

Half Moon Bay, Calif.: a green Beach House and beyond

Green Traveler Guides

| Bay Area Eco-Getaway | We’re overlooking a perfect crescent of sandy beach, watching the clam diggers harvest a chowder. a green Beach House and beyond is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All California Half Moon Bay Hotels North America San Mateo The Americas United States Beach House Reuters San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley

Beach Clean-up, What You Can Do

Green Home Blog

Beach Clean-up, What You Can Do. Beach trash. It’s amazing how much litter ends up on beaches in the United States. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investigators played volleyball at Illinois Beach State Park, but their aim wasn’t to have fun. They were trying to stir up beach sand and gravel to test for microscopic asbestos fibers – a process that is ongoing even today. As recently as 2010, 82,500 volunteers rid California beaches of 1.2

Don’t Take These Sandals to the Beach (or Anywhere)

Wend Magazine

So here’s a suggestion for those of you that are looking for the right sandals to take to the beach or on a hike, or, well, anywhere. Summer is almost here and the temperatures are heating up. Which means sandal season is on its way. The new All Star Thong Sandals from Converse might not be the best choice. Perhaps this is a tad on the superficial side, but I just don’t think your friends will forgive you.

Going Green at the Beach? Use Natural Sunblocks

Green Prophet

Beach season is now beginning in Middle East countries sharing beach fronts on the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. Along with problems like beach littering ; and increasing and even record high summer temperatures in the Middle East due to global warming (?), More about climate issues that affect sun radiation exposure and using natural remedies: Israel’s Beach Season Opens With Litterbugs.

Chris Colfer Rescues Beached Stingray

Eccorazzi

The 22-year-old 'Glee' star lends a helping hand to a beached stingray. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News chris colfer

Heavily polluted Israeli stream cuts beach in half

Green Prophet

One of these streams, the Poleg Stream, now empties into the sea just meters from one of the city of Netanya’s most prestigious beachfronts, Poleg Beach. Poleg Beach’s popularity stems largely from the fact that visitors can literally drive their cars down to the beach area, instead of having to park some distance away and then descend flights of stairs or walk down steep inclines to reach the beachfront. Health beaches Israel marine pollution Netanya

Environmental Economics: Beach hardening: market vs non-market values

Environmental Economics

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 05/2005 « Or we could just ask everyone to leave their refrigerator doors open | Main | Marcellus Shale is not a new pop band » February 28, 2011 Beach hardening: market vs non-market values Place me in the "critics" column: Should the state [of North Carolina], for the first time, allow structures that stabilize some stretches of beach but may starve others? State policy holds beaches in trust for public use.

The Tricky Economics of Ongoing Subsidies for People Who Want Their Beach and Eat it Too

Environmental Economics

Some good stuff (new research) from a colleague of mine here at Ohio State (Sathya Gopalakrishnan--who I was smart enough to hire) and a couple of other 'contributors' from some schools in North Carolina*: The value of many oceanfront properties on the East Coast could drop dramatically if Congress were to suddenly end federal beach nourishment subsidies, a new study by researchers at three universities finds.

What’s the value of a clean beach? Here’s how economists do the numbers

Environmental Economics

These estimates help to make the case for actions such as cleaning up beaches and protecting scenic areas as parks I was asked to write an article for The Conversation that explains how economists place values on environmental goods (with examples).    Here's what I came up with.     Apologies to all of those involved in the research if this comes across as self-promoting--the perils of writing with an editor. 

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What’s the value of a clean beach? Here’s how economists do the numbers

Environmental Economics

These estimates help to make the case for actions such as cleaning up beaches and protecting scenic areas as parks I was asked to write an article for The Conversation that explains how economists place values on environmental goods (with examples).    Here's what I came up with.     Apologies to all of those involved in the research if this comes across as self-promoting--the perils of writing with an editor. 

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Venice Eco Cottages: L.A.’s vintage green by the beach

Green Traveler Guides

Take Venice Beach, for instance. ’s vintage green by the beach is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | So Green, So Cool | There are so many Los Angeleses, even if you stand in the same spot. We remember coming here in the 1980s as an antidote to perfectly scripted Beverly Hills. Venice in those days was the outré actor of bad attitude and raw emotion without [.] Venice Eco Cottages: L.A.’s

Turkey’s Beaches Are Third Best in World for “Eco” Blue Flag Rating

Green Prophet

The country’s natural beaches enjoy little development (that might change) are now considered to be the top three beaches in the world. According to Blue Flag , an exclusively international eco-label given to beaches and marinas, Turkey’s beaches rank third in the world. The Turkish Environment Education Association General Manager Erol Gungor said, “383 beaches and 21 marinas in Turkey have been awarded so far, and now we are third in Blue Flag.”

What Kicking a Ball on the Beach in Peru Taught me about Letting Life Unfold.

Elephant Journal

After I got some work done, I set off to the beach. Adventure Family Health & Wellness Travel beach in peru freedom how to kick a ball letting life unfold life-lessons Peru seize the moment south america travel story traveling writer woman travelingLast week, I arrived in Peru.

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Remote Saudi beach gets a makeover: would you book a beach holiday there?

Green Prophet

In Saudi Arabia, a team of environmentalists and corporate volunteers took to a beach along the southern Red Sea to do their bit for marine life. The Saudi crew, headed by an environmental team from Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem SpA, chose a beach cleaning project. Baish Beach is a stretch of sand in the Farasan Islands, located 50 km off the Saudi port city of Jazan, near Yemen and Eritrea. Kudos to these volunteers for their efforts on Baish Beach.

Field Test-Grenada: Lose the Reef, Lose the Beach

Nature Conservancy - Science

Eco-Engineering Coral Reefs for Risk Reduction In the Caribbean, like in many other reef-lined coastlines around the globe, coral reefs are the coasts’ first line of defense against erosion and flooding. However, the role of coral reefs in coastal protection […]. Latest Science

Sea Turtles of St. Croix: Research Benefits Nesting Beaches

Nature Conservancy - Science

Everyone enjoys a day at the beach, but for sea turtles safe beach access is a matter of life and death. Sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach. I’m here to learn more about this research program that could provide a blueprint for protecting sea turtle nesting beaches. Sea turtles return to the beach where they were born to nest. They likely won’t return to the beach until they can lay their own eggs, 15 to 30 years later. One nesting beach on St.

NYC To Ban Smoking In Parks, Beaches And Times Square

Sustainability Ninja

New York City’s parks, beaches and even Times Square will become a no smoking zone under one of the nation’s most strict anti-cigarette laws passed today by the New York City Council. “This summer, New Yorkers who go to our parks and beaches for some fresh air and fun will be able to breathe even cleaner air and sit on a beach not littered with cigarette butts,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said after the 36-12 vote.

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Be Summer Cool (and Beach-Ready) with Sundippers

Eco Chic

The company accomplishes this while keeping an eye on the future of the oceans; a portion of all proceeds are donated to beach clean-up and surf community development. 100% Organic Cotton Beach Cover-Up. The post Be Summer Cool (and Beach-Ready) with Sundippers appeared first on Eco-Chick. Fair Fashion beach fashion eco fashion eco sunglasses fair fashion made in usa Organic Dipper Shades. We LOVE these.

Ashkelon’s Sand Sculpture Festival Brings International Artists To Its Beaches

Green Prophet

It’s time to play on the beach, and Ashkelon has some beautiful beaches. Today, and until the 23rd of this month (August 2019), the Bar Kochba beach boasts 15 enormous sculptures created from fairy tales and sand. The Ashkelon Sand Sculpture Festival takes place until August 23 on the Bar Kochba beach. The port town of Ashkelon has been known for its strategic importance throughout history, and indeed since pre-history.

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Exclusive Interview with Farmed Animal Conference’s Marji Beach

Eccorazzi

In what’s sure to be an enlightening experience for vegans and animal lovers alike, Animal Place is launching its first-ever Farmed Animal Conference at its Grass Valley, California-based sanctuary on Read More The post Exclusive Interview with Farmed Animal Conference’s Marji Beach appeared first on Ecorazzi.