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Sewage hits dozens of beaches in England and Wales after heavy rain

5 hours 44 min ago
Charity issues warning after water firms discharge untreated sewage to avoid potential flooding.

Climate change: 'Staggering' rate of global tree losses from fires

10 hours 56 min ago
A report says around 16 football pitches of trees per minute were lost to wildfires in 2021.

UK government enters endgame in Europe research standoff

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 21:35
The government is in a row with the EU over the UK's membership of the €100bn Horizon research programme.

Where has a drought been declared in England, and what does it mean?

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 14:54
An official drought has been declared in several parts of England.

Leaders make fifth attempt to pass UN Oceans Treaty

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 08:52
Nations are trying to agree a treaty to protect the high seas after four decades of trying.

Thunderstorms: Why drought can lead to dangerous flooding

Mon, 08/15/2022 - 18:14
Heavy rain might seem ideal now for parched areas of the UK, but scientists warn it's a hazard.

Climate change: Drought highlights dangers for electricity supplies

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 04:16
Dry conditions in the UK and Europe are stress on facilities including nuclear, say experts.

The science of drought explained in pictures

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 11:53
What does drought mean and what are the implications for water, food, rivers and wildlife?

Climate scientists chase Arctic storms

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 01:45
Why climate scientists are trying to fly through Arctic cyclones in a small aircraft.

'Every day it doesn't rain, the pressure mounts'

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 01:42
The heatwave will make conditions on England's farms worse as experts warn of smaller harvests.