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Researchers get flood forecasting off the ground

by SciDev.Net  (Mar. 26, 2015)

Scientists have built a model that accurately predicts floods without data from the ground. Until recently, ground observations were needed alongside satellite data to build a full-enough picture to ...

The heat is on to ensure warmer, healthy homes for everyone

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Mar. 26, 2015)

Local Authorities on the front line of tackling cold homes can now apply for their share of a £25 million Central Heating Fund, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has announced. The money is expected to help up to 8,000 fuel poor homes living off the gas grid stay warmer for less through the installation of complete first-time ...

Earth Hour 2015

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Mar. 26, 2015)

Talking about this year’s Earth Hour, Ed Davey says it’s time for everyone to recognise that climate change will touch just about everything we do, and everything we care about. Earth Hour is a global annual event, run by WWF, where hundreds of millions of people switch off their lights for one hour in a symbolic display to show their ...

TODAY: EPA Administrator to Attend Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics Conference

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 26, 2015)

Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will join the Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference for an interview with Editor in Chief Gerard Baker on the economic need for acting on climate change. Administrator McCarthy will speak about the cost of inaction and how we can turn our climate challenge into an opportunity to modernize our ...

TOMORROW: EPA Administrator to Attend Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics Conference

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 25, 2015)

Tomorrow, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will join the Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference for an interview with Editor in Chief Gerard Baker on the economic need for acting on climate change. Administrator McCarthy will speak about the cost of inaction and how we can turn our climate challenge into an opportunity to modernize our ...

Speech at the Association of British Insurers

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Mar. 24, 2015)

Introduction Thank you for inviting me here today to your climate change conference. You may have noticed. But we’re just a few weeks away from a general election. For many MPs this is what Sir Alex Ferguson referred to as ‘squeaky bum time’. So maybe it’s appropriate I’m at the Association of British Insurers. ...

Image competition winners show personal impact of climate change

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Mar. 24, 2015)

James Alexander took first prize for his striking picture of the devastating impact climate change is having in Africa. James’ moving entry of a mummified zebra carcass in Kenya was selected by the judges for its haunting and stark message of the consequences of climate change. Six runners-up were also selected including Leanne Hughes for ...

UK Green Investment Bank International Pilot

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Mar. 24, 2015)

Further to the statement made on 11 June 2014 by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills I would like to inform Parliament that we have agreed, along with the Secretary of State for International Development, to pursue a new pilot joint venture with the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) to assist in investment ...

Top marks for PIK: Senate of the Leibniz Association confirms excellence

by The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  (Mar. 24, 2015)

The senate of the Leibniz Association - an organisation uniting more than 80 scientific institutions - issued a statement on Monday which brings the evaluation of PIK to a successful conclusion. The research results of the institute as a whole were rated “outstanding”. The rating is based on a review carried out by a team of top ...

Climate Change Minister visits ENER-G CHP project at Solihull Hospital

by ENER-G  (Mar. 24, 2015)

Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, saw energy saving in action on a visit to an ENER-G CHP project at Solihull Hospital. The Minister was joined by Lorely Burt, Liberal Democrat MP for Solihull at the ‘Greening Solihull Event’, hosted by The Sustainable Energy Association ...

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