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  • Severe flood warnings expected

    High sea levels combined with strong winds and large waves will increase the risk of coastal flooding along the south west and southern coasts tonight and into Wednesday. After the wettest January on record in places, further widespread rain – falling on already saturated ground – could cause river and surface water flooding in the south and west of England as well as parts of the ...

  • Warning on Bulldozing Hills for Chinese Cities

    China's campaign to shave off mountaintops and fill in valleys to make way for cities may come at too high a price in the pollution, soil erosion and flooding unleashed by the unprecedented redistribution of earth, Chinese researchers warned Thursday. Dozens of peaks up to 150 meters (490 feet) tall have been flattened to fill up valleys and create ...


    By Associated Press

  • North Sea Coast weather and flood warnings

    Strong winds and large waves could cause minor disruption along the North Sea coast on Thursday from Yorkshire to Essex. Spray and waves may overtop sea walls and people are urged to stay safe and avoid coastal paths and promenades. The high winds and localised flooding on roads could make driving conditions difficult in coastal areas. Stay up to date with the latest weather forecasts and ...

  • 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

  • Scientists warn of profound changes in World`s oceans

    Climate change is transforming the world's oceans by increasing the temperature and acidity of seawater, and altering atmospheric and oceanic circulation, reported a panel of scientists this week at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, annual meeting in Boston.  'The vastness of our oceans may have engendered a sense of complacency about potential impacts from ...

  • Severe flood warnings remain as further flooding expected

    High sea levels, strong winds and large waves will increase the risk of coastal flooding this week. Severe flood warnings are in force for along the River Severn today, as high sea levels and heavy rain threaten to cause further flooding this week. Homes protected from flooding Since Friday evening over 87,000 homes have been protected from flooding and over 74,000 ...

  • Homeowners warned to check for oil tank leaks

    Homeowners across the South West are being warned to check their oil storage tanks this winter to help save money and the environment. The Environment Agency is urging residents across the region to check their heating oil storage tanks, especially in the wake of the high winds that battered everyone during the St Jude storm, to help avoid expensive leaks or spills which can also harm the ...

  • California fire prompts unhealthy air warnings in Nevada

    The giant wildfire burning at the edge of Yosemite National Park has not only destroyed buildings and threatened water supplies, electricity and sequoias, it has also unleashed a smoky haze that has worsened air quality more than 100 miles away in Nevada. The plume from the Rim Fire in California triggered emergency warnings in the Reno and Carson City area. Schoolchildren were kept inside for ...


    By Associated Press

  • Arctic melting sends winter warning to Europe and Asia

    A less-icy Arctic could mean that parts of Europe and Asia are twice as likely to experience severe winters, according to new research from Japan. Masato Mori and fellow climate system researchers at the University of Tokyo report in Nature Geoscience that they see a connection between the loss of ice in the Barents and Kara Seas and the increased probability of colder winters in ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Arctic melting sends winter warning to Europe and Asia

    A less-icy Arctic could mean that parts of Europe and Asia are twice as likely to experience severe winters, according to new research from Japan. Masato Mori and fellow climate system researchers at the University of Tokyo report in Nature Geoscience that they see a connection between the loss of ice in the Barents and ...


    By Climate News Network

  • ‘Don’t Nuke the Climate,’ Groups Warn Paris Negotiators

    June 17, 2015 (ENS) – Clean energy groups from around the world Tuesday launched an anti-nuclear petition to world leaders in support of a “nuclear-free, carbon-free path” at the United Nations climate summit in Paris in December. There, governments are expected to approve a new universal legally-binding agreement to curb the greenhouse gases blamed for sending the planetary ...

  • Unprecedented early warning of El Niño succeeds

    The current El Niño event has been predicted by an international team of scientists more than one year ago – earlier than ever before. This breakthrough in forecasting the most important phenomenon of natural climate variability has been enabled by novel approach of complex networks analysis of atmospheric temperature data from the Pacific. Such forecast can help farmers in Brazil, ...

  • 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 severe flood warnings for coastal flooding

    The Environment Agency has (as of 1600 Thursday) issued 12 severe flood warnings for coastal communities as strong winds combine with high tides and large waves from the early hours of tomorrow (Friday 3 January). Severe flood warnings – the highest category of warning – indicate a danger to life and property and have been issued for the following locations as of 1600: Cornwall: ...

  • 6th December 10:30 Update: Severe flood warnings remain in force

    Communities along the east coast urged to remain prepared for further flooding Significant flooding along the east coast of England is expected to continue today (Friday), as the most serious coastal tidal surge for over 60 years will continue to affect communities today. Parts of North Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent are at greatest risk ...

  • Severe flood warnings issued to communities along the River Thames

    More rain, wind and waves to cause further flooding into next week. There are 16 severe flood warnings in place for the River Thames and in parts of Somerset. A severe flood warning means that there is a risk to life. The Environment Agency has issued 14 severe flood warnings along the River Thames from Datchet to Shepperton Green, including Ham Court and Chertsey, as river levels in the area are ...

  • Multi-hazard early warning systems vital for managing growing risks

    As climate change and demographic change boost the number of people exposed to floods, heatwaves and other hazards, improved early warning systems and greater coordination of disaster management activities will be needed to manage risks and protect lives and property, according to the World Meteorological Organization. ...

  • Leading Environmental Experts Warn of Asbestos and Microbial Hazards following Hurricane Sandy

    Two weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction across many parts of the East Coast.  In addition to numerous deaths caused by the historic storm, countless homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.   Some estimates have put the cost of the property damage caused by Hurricane Sandy at close to $20 billion. Many of the damaged properties are beginning the process of ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Communities urged to stay vigilant as severe flood warnings remain in force

    Strong winds, a storm surge and high tides combined to cause flooding to communities across the country including Looe, Polperro and Mevagissey in Cornwall and Dartmouth and Lynmouth in Devon. Elsewhere, high tides have affected the north west, south east and tidal reaches of the river Severn. A second high tide will affect coastal areas this evening and people are being urged to remain vigilant. ...

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