Hawaii (GREED) – The problem of plastic pollution in the ocean is monumental, and the evidence is washing up on the shores of some of the world’s most remote islands. In the Hawaiian archipelago, remote and difficult to access shoreline is discovered to be covered in plastic pollution, washing up here after decades of human carelessness and neglect. Recently, awareness of the problem has risen, but many people are still not aware of the existence of billions of tons of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Each major ocean on Earth is now host to garbage gyres, areas where Read MoreRead More
Hawaii (Sputnik) – The tropical islands of Hawaii are known for its beautiful white beaches and crystal clear blue waters. It’s hard to imagine that one of these picturesque far-flung holiday destinations is also considered to have one of the dirtiest beaches in the world. Kamilo Point, a beach in the rural Ka’u district of the Big Island of Hawaii, is a wasteland according to experts. Despite its pockets of lava rock and beautiful natural wildlife, the ocean’s currents are so powerful that the winds deposit thousands of pounds of man-made trash on the beach every year. Kamilo, also known as “plastic beach,” has been know to host hair Read MoreRead More
United States (Sputnik) – A conflict between a billionaire and a bunch of islanders desperate to preserve their ancestral land sounds a bit like a Disney movie – but for some residents of Hawaii – it’s a reality. The paradise islands of Hawaii has long been popular with honeymooners, surfers and billionaires seeking stunning surroundings and seclusion, including no other than Silicon Valley’s slickest resident Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. #Kauai #Hawaii#BeachLife #Paradise #TropicalLife 🌴 🌴 🌴 🌴 🌴 🌴 🌴 🌴 🌴 🌴 🌴 📷 @ErikMcRitchie pic.twitter.com/1PoJrcecgy — Starship 21ZNA9 (@DeeZeeX) January 19, 2017 Not so long ago, Mr. Zuckerberg paid US$100 Read MoreRead More
A group of female surfers has made history after competing in the World Surf League (WSL) big-wave event at a Maui surf break known as “Jaws” on November 11.
Women have pushed for years to take part in big-wave competitions, but organizers often say the conditions are too dangerous for them. Jaws, located in Hawaii, is capable of producing waves over 30 meters.
The place has become the new mecca for big-wave surfers, but only recently did the WSL begin holding a competition there.Read More