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February 4th, 2008 | By | 2,318 Comments

PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH EXPLODES IN SIZE

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Two massive areas of floating rubbish located 500 nautical miles off the coast of California is growing at such a tremendous rate that scientists believe it is only a matter of short time before the “garbage islands” have a direct, negative impact on human health.

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Oceanographer Charles Moore, who originally discovered the waste dump in 1997, believes there is more than a million tons of plastic resting here, or about 2.5% of all plastic items made since 1950. Almost unbelievable to imagine, the garbage piles are thought to cover more area than the United States. News Australia has more.

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January 30th, 2008 | By | 6,750 Comments

WE NEED YOU NOW!

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The Coastal Commission hearing that could decide the fate of the Toll Road will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego. The address is 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Take the I-5 to Del Mar and exit Via De La Valle. We need everyone to attend this crucial hearing. Save San Onofre will be handing out t-shirts, signs, stickers and lunch on a first-come, first-served basis.

January 28th, 2008 | By | 1,666 Comments

AS SEEN IN: STAB MAG, JAN. 2008

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Get a good look. Stab Mag recently presented their top sunglass pics for spring, and one just so happens to be a favorite of ours as well. Dragon’s retro Wormser (seen here in red) had been a major contender since we brought it in 5 MONTHS AGO! Don’t even try to fade us. Our trend-spotting talent is the stuff of legends.

January 25th, 2008 | By | 3,879 Comments

REVENGE OF THE NERD

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You can forget about killer robots taking over the world. Pretty soon we’ll all be at the mercy of nerds. (But then again, they might figure out how to make killer robots, so…) Mike Sheldrake is a prime example of a geek gone wild. By utilizing an advanced form of math in conjunction with aerospace design and a specialized programming language, Mike has developed several prototypes of cardboard core surfboards. We’d like to say more, but trying to explain it gave us a headache. Surfer Mag has full details.