Wildersmouth: let's improve water quality | Graphic: Surfers Against Sewage

Surfers Against Sewage has announced the launch of the Cleaner Coastal Catchments, a project to improve water quality in Porth and Ilfracombe, in the United Kingdom.

A water catchment is an area where water from any form of precipitation (rain, melting snow, ice or run-off water) drains into a river, ocean, estuary, lake or reservoir.

Cleaner Coastal Catchments aims to raise awareness about how large the coastal catchments are and how small changes you can make will help the local beaches. Without intervention, these beaches are predicted to fail European water quality standards.

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Waves: an endangered treasure | Photo: Andy Hutchinson/Creative Commons

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.

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Wind power in Denmark: 5000 turbines at work | Photo: CGP Grey/Creative Commons

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.

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