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  • Severe flood warnings remain as strong winds, high tides and heavy rainfall continue

    Five severe flood warnings and over 160 flood warnings remain in place. Significant disruption Strong winds, high tides and swollen rivers continue to bring an increased risk of flooding. Significant disruption is possible along much of the coast of Wales and south-west England from Flintshire to Dorset. This includes coasts and tidal areas of Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, ...

  • Intelligent monitoring system provides flood warnings

    Water level sensing technology from OTT Hydrometry is being used in an intelligent flood warning system that has been installed at a ford in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. The system, which was designed and installed by SWARCO Traffic, monitors water level in the Finham Brook where it passes under the A452, and warns drivers when potentially dangerous conditions arise. Working closely with ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Eminent Scientists Warn of Disastrous, Permanent Global Warming

    SAN FRANCISCO, California (ENS) - The leaders of the world's largest general scientific society issued an imperative climate change warning Sunday. 'The atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, a critical greenhouse gas, is higher than it has been for at least 650,000 years. The average temperature of the Earth is heading for levels not experienced for millions of years.' ...

  • Environment Agency issues nine severe flood warnings ahead of increased risk this weekend

    The Environment Agency has issued nine severe flood warnings as high winds and tides bring an increased risk of coastal flooding this weekend. The severe flood warnings are in place in the south west and the Midlands. These are for Cornwall, north Devon and the River Severn. Other areas at risk tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday include coasts and tidal areas of Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, ...

  • Revolutionary Technology from Earth Networks Shows 50% Improvement in Lead Times for Most Tornado Warnings

    Earth NetworksSM the operator of the largest weather, lightning and climate observation networks and owner of ...


    By Earth Networks, Inc.

  • High levels of air pollution to spread across UK

    As high levels of air pollution are reported across the UK, NPL's role is to make sure that the measurements of pollutant concentrations are as reliable as possible, so that the right warnings can be given and the most appropriate actions taken. The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) manages much of the infrastructure in place to monitor air pollution around the UK, which helps to provide public ...

  • Global Wind Energy Fortunes (and Turbines) Growing Fast, at Least in Short Term

    From Brazil to South Africa, from northern Europe to the American heartland, wind is on the rise. Already among the world's fastest growing energy sources, wind technology is on the cusp of advances that could multiply a turbine's ability to transform currents of air into electricity, and at a time when global leaders are seeking ways to power the planet without greenhouse gases. So wind energy ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Provisional Statement on Status of Climate in 2013: Continuing high temperatures globally and many climate extremes worldwide

    The provisional WMO statement confirms that global sea level reached a new record high. Sea level has been rising at an average rate of about 3.2 milimeters per year (mm/yr), with inter-annual variability, since altimeter satellite measurements began in 1993. The year 2013 is currently on course to be among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, according to the ...

  • More flooding expected as severe weather hits UK

    The Environment Agency is urging people to stay away from exposed coastal areas and to prepare for severe weather bringing the risk of high waves and flooding to Wales, the south west and southern England. With severe gale force winds gusting up to 80m.p.h combining with large waves and high spring  tides across southern and western parts of the British Isles from early Monday morning, the ...

  • Coastal flood risk for parts of England this weekend

    High winds and tides bring an increased risk of coastal flooding along coastal areas of England this weekend, the Environment Agency warned today. Areas at risk on Saturday and Sunday include coasts and tidal areas of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire as gales and big waves combine to cause possible overtopping of flood defences and sea walls, property flooding ...

  • Reinforced heating: The new Ventus-X from Lufft for extreme locations

    Summer is drawing to an end and the cold season is approaching. Reason enough for the Lufft sensor company to introduce an upgraded version of the VENTUS ultrasonic wind sensor – the VENTUS-X. The revised sensor is equipped with an enhanced 240-watt heater and is available from now on. To get it ready for the market, Avinor, the Norwegian airport integrator, put the VENTUS-X to the test ...

  • GL Garrad Hassan at EWEA 2012: Meet GL Garrad Hassan’s experts at presentations, seminars and poster sessions

    The constant drive to innovate has taken the wind industry from its humble beginnings to its current prominence as the state of the art in energy generation. For the industry to continue to develop and lead the globe to a new era of sustainable energy, innovation must be ongoing, global, and part of every facet of the process from development to delivery. EWEA 2012 will mark the ...


  • How vulnerable to flooding is New York City?

    A report just released in the most recent issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society offers hope that a new high-resolution storm surge modeling system developed by scientists at Stony Brook University will better be able to predict flood levels and when flooding will occur in the New York metropolitan area, information crucial to emergency managers when planning for impending ...

  • Forecast of less stormy weather is not good news

    Storms on fine summer days might be unwelcome to many, but at least the rain and winds does act like a big brush on the weather system − bringing fresh air and relief from oppressive heat. And scientists now warn that a decrease in the frequency of such storms across much of the US, Europe and Russia in recent decades − with climate change the probable cause – could mean that ...


    By Associated Press

  • New forecasting method: Predicting extreme floods in the Andes mountains

    Predicting floods following extreme rainfall in the central Andes is enabled by a new method. Climate change has made these events more frequent and more severe in recent decades. Now complex networks analysis of satellite weather data makes it possible to produce a robust warning system for the first time, a study to be published in the journal Nature Communications shows. This might allow for ...

  • New monitoring network for Scottish ports

    Historically, ferry masters operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to a port and on arrival visually assess the weather and tide conditions before deciding whether safe berthing alongside the pier or quayside would be possible. This wastes time and fuel, and can causes immense frustration among passengers, who may see ferries come close to a port, but thereafter depart ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Forecast of less stormy weather is not good news

    Storms on fine summer days might be unwelcome to many, but at least the rain and winds does act like a big brush on the weather system − bringing fresh air and relief from oppressive heat. And scientists now warn that a decrease in the frequency of such storms across much of the US, Europe and Russia in recent decades − with climate change the probable cause – could mean that ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Fossil fuels are now a bad bet, investors told

    Investors in fossil fuels are being warned that they may risk losing their money, because the markets for coal and liquefied natural gas are disappearing. In both cases it is competition from renewables, principally wind and solar power, that is being blamed for the threat. The cost of electricity from renewables continues to fall in Europe and Asia as the numbers of wind and solar ...


    By Climate News Network

  • When disaster strikes, the first hours are crucial

    When disaster threatens, the first hours are crucial. European researchers have developed an automated system to provide early detection, forecasting, and warning of natural disasters such as floods and wildfires. Floods, forest fires, and other natural disasters take lives, harm the environment, and cause billions of euros of damage every year – €50 billion worldwide in 2007 alone. The EU-funded ...


  • The language of climate change – a GLOBE-net editorial

    A short while ago the Global Climate Network released a Discussion Paper on Low Carbon Jobs in an Inter-Connected World. The Discussion Paper was based on national studies conducted over recent months by each of the Network's nine member institutes. The paper provided a convincing case for optimism and positivism given that possible job creation numbers stemming from low-carbon policies and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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