Source Pravda.Ru

US Beaches Become Cleaner

South Carolina 's beaches were cleaner last year than they were in 2007, one possible upside to the drought.

South Carolina issued 18 advisories in 2008 for a total of 36 days, compared to 108 days in 2007 and 684 in 2006, according to data of the Natural Resources Defense Council , Greenville News reports.

However, swimmers and surfers exposed to such toxic materials are at risk for stomach, skin, lung and neurological disorders. The health of marine mammals, fish, mollusks and birds also suffers , San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Meanwhile, Ocean City received stars in all five categories: water quality for 2008 and over the last three years, its water quality testing frequency -- which is twice a week -- and its promptness of issuing advisories and posting closings and advisories online and at the beach , Bizjournals.com reports.

Comments
Capital outflow from Russia sets new records
US-led coalition strikes Assad's army in Syria
US-led coalition strikes Assad's army in Syria
US-led coalition strikes Assad's army in Syria
Moving inexorably towards war
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
Indian Origin of Egyptian Civilization
The difference between Polish and Ukrainian nationalism is plain to see
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
What weapons the USA, Russia and China may use in case of World War III
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
Sanctions do not stop foreign countries from buying Russia's S-400 systems
Mikhail Gorbachev shares his thoughts on nuclear war
Russia unveils nuclear-powered interstellar spaceship
Moving inexorably towards war
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Russia’s sanctions against Ukraine send message to Washington
World War I: Remembering the fallen, and the war criminals
Sanctions do not stop foreign countries from buying Russia's S-400 systems