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UN warns against 'vampiric' global water use

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 04:16
A new report warning of "endemic" water scarcity is released ahead of a three-day water summit.

Ending sewage dumping will mean higher water bills - report

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 02:09
The House of Lords report blames government, regulator and water companies for pollution.

California battles heavy floods with more rain and wind to come

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 00:48
Another large storm is forecast to hit the state's central and southern coast this week.

Badger tunnels halt traffic on Dutch railways

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 23:36
Trains in the north and south of the Netherlands are affected, with some services stopping for a week.

Five things we've learned from UN climate report

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 18:14
BBC environment correspondent Matt McGrath outlines the key takeaways from the latest IPCC report.

UN climate report: Scientists release 'survival guide' to avert climate disaster

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 13:00
Technology is providing solutions but the climate forecast is worsening, scientists say in major report.

Cyclone Gabrielle: The New Zealand flood victims too scared to go home

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 00:12
Cyclone Gabrielle has sparked a nationwide debate about climate change and vulnerable homes.

Nature in danger as mountain forest loss quickens

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 15:21
Key mountain habitats are disappearing more quickly due mostly to logging and wildfires.

'A village's goodwill saved me from life on the streets'

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 02:20
A new report on rural homelessness reveals low funding has left rough sleepers relying on goodwill.

Hemsby: How many other communities are at risk of erosion?

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 01:48
What can be done to protect coastal communities at risk of being swallowed up by the sea?

Nuclear energy: How environmentally-friendly and safe is it?

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 14:46
The government announced new support for nuclear power in the Spring Budget.

Virgin Orbit to pause all operations from Thursday

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 05:35
The decision comes after the failure of the first ever satellite mission launched from the UK.

World's first octopus farm proposals alarm scientists

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 02:35
Methods used on the Spanish farm would be "cruel" to such intelligent animals say experts, as details emerge.

Drought risk to England regions after dry February, scientists warn

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 02:28
Parts of England could face drought conditions again without sustained rain in coming weeks.

Vote to be held on eradicating all Uist estate's deer

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 23:05
A call for a cull in South Uist follows concerns about the spread of Lyme disease from infected deer ticks.

Spacesuit for return to the Moon unveiled

Wed, 03/15/2023 - 17:15
After 40 years Nasa's astronauts finally get a spacesuit upgrade for their next mission to the Moon.

Rare 'triple-dip' La Niña is over

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 14:26
The natural climatic pattern of La Niña is over after three consecutive years.

UK swan conservation success gives cause for hope

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 00:44
Numbers of migratory swans are on the rise, giving hope that declines in nature can be reversed.

Turkey earthquake: UK team to assess building damage

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 00:22
They are carrying out detailed assessments of why so many buildings collapsed.

Willow Project: US government approves Alaska oil and gas development

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 17:13
President Biden approves an $8bn oil drilling project, in a move that has angered climate activists.