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Man-made climate change doubling risk of extreme flooding

The Ecologist

17th February, 2011

By allowing emissions to to rise humans may have doubled the likelihood of further floods like those that struck the UK in 2000, say climate scientists in first attempt to prove link between man-made climate change and extreme weather more...
The EU should set tougher industrial carbon emissions cuts

China counts £130bn cost of economic growth in ecological damage

Jonathan Watts, Guardian Asia environment correspondent

29th December, 2010

Cost of pollution, deteriorating soil and other impacts surged to 1.3tr yuan in 2008 - equivalent to 3.9 per cent of country's GDP - as officials warn of threats to ecology, food safety and flood control more...

Ecologist guide to a green Christmas

Jemima Roberts, Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

1st November, 2010

From Darina Allen's mountain picnics to Mark Boyle's moneyless meditations and Craig Sams decorating with fungi, 11 environment-minded luminaries tell us what they'll be doing this festive season more...

Ecologist guide to a green Christmas

Jemima Roberts, Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

1st November, 2010

From Darina Allen's mountain picnics, to Mark Boyle's moneyless meditations and Craig Sams decorating with fungi, 11 environment-minded luminaries tell us what they'll be doing this festive season more...
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Architects propose 'radical' coastal flood defenses

Ecologist

15th January, 2010

Architects, engineers and developers say that the UK faces an 'extreme threat' from flooding, and must respond accordingly more...
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Atlantic Rising: Ghana's flood defense plans unfinished

Lynn Morris

13th January, 2010

An ambitious sea defence scheme in Ghana could have been successful but the job is not finished and thousands of homes still flood annually more...

Atlantic Rising: Life in a flooded slum in Freetown

Lynn Morris

11th December, 2009

Most people love their home town. But what if you lived in a regularly flooded slum? more...
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Boscastle - after the flood, a green future

Paul Miles

21st July, 2009

When the Cornish village of Boscastle was devastated by flooding in 2004, few hoped to do any more than salvage the town. Today, it is flourishing, thanks to a new found awareness - and respect - for the power of Nature more...
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Turkish dam project scrapped, but pipeline gets go-ahead

Ecologist

13th July, 2009

Turkey's plans for a hydroelectric dam on the Tigris have been scrapped as Europe withdraws funds for a failure to meet environmental obligations, while plans for the trans-Europe Nabucco gas pipeline are ratified more...
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The world's first environmental refugees

Dan McDougall

30th January, 2009

The disappearance of Lohachara beneath the waters of the Bay of Bengal created the world’s first environmental refugees. Dan McDougall reports on other islanders in the Sundarbans delta who have no escape from the rising ocean. Photography by Robin Hammond more...
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Embracing the waters

News

21st August, 2007

Sustainable cities will welcome floods rather than building defences, say futurologists at the Royal Institute of British Architects. more...
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Weather Report

Merlin Sheldrake

1st July, 2007

With floods in the north of England and no summer in sight what has happened to the weather? Merlin Sheldrake tries to make sense of a record-breaking year for the setting of weather records more...

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Crossing the threshold

Peter Bunyard

1st February, 2004

It takes no more than a gentle nudge to push a man over the edge of a cliff, but it is almost impossible to haul him back before he hits the ground. Given that we show no sign of putting a stop to global warming, Peter Bunyard takes a look at what the future might hold more...
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Death of Venice

Tony Zamparutti

20th March, 2001

This month a construction consortium will start pouring millions of tons of rock and cement into the Venice Lagoon – one of the Mediterranean’s most important wetlands. The consortium claims the dam project will ‘save’ the city from flooding. But the project failed its environmental impact assessment, threatens the ecology of the lagoon and – with global warming and rising sea-levels –may not even protect Venice anyway. Tony Zamparutti reports from Italy. more...

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