- 24 July 2015 | Environment
The 2015 Global Wave Conference will be held in Cornwall and London, England, between October 11th-14th.
The event will focus on the protection of waves, oceans, beaches and surf habitats worldwide, and it will be held at the Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Cornwall (October 12th-13th), and at the Palace of Westminster (October 14th).
The conference will tackle themes including the protection and management of natural surfing heritage, the threat of marine litter, water pollution and climate change, the importance of 'blue health' - human health and wellbeing, and 'surfonomics' - the growing impact and importance of the economic value of surfing to coastal communities.
- 15 July 2015 | Environment
Denmark produced 140% of its electricity needs through wind power.
On the 10th July 2015, the country enjoyed an unusually windy day and produced more energy than its domestic consumption. As a result, Denmark's wind turbines exported 40% of the surplus power to neighbours.
German and Norway received 80% of the excess wind energy, while Sweden took the 20% left. Denmark has more than 5,000 wind turbines across the country and in offshore platforms.
- 09 July 2015 | Environment
BP has agreed to pay $18.7 billion to the US government and five states to turn the page on one of the worst oil spill disasters of all time.
The supermajor oil and gas company had already paid $43.8 billion for criminal and civil penalties and cleanup costs. On April 20, 2010, an offshore explosion at the Deepwater Horizon killed 11 workers and spewed millions of barrels of oil into the Pacific Ocean.
In the next 18 years, BP will pay $12.8 billion for Clean Water Act fines and natural resource damages, plus $4.9 billion to states. It's the largest corporate settlement in the history of the USA.