Repairing or improving flood defences is so expensive that areas of countryside which are still under water could be deserted, says Environment Agency
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Friday 04 October 2013
'I loved About Time and wished there were more light films of this type'
Thursday 03 October 2013
Scientists have warned that climate change has sent the health of oceans "spiralling downward" faster than previously thought.
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Kiribati man begs New Zealand court to let him stay as there is ‘no future’ with rising seas
Friday 27 September 2013
Album of the Week: Rapscallion rapper's cheeky charm is wearing a bit thin
Thursday 12 September 2013
Watch the videos below to take in tracks from Elton John's new album, ‘The Diving Board’, Andy Gill's album of the week.
The shipping forecast - it’ll be colder but much, much quicker: New Arctic shipping route saves up to two weeks’ travel between Asia and Europe
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Via the Northern Sea Route, ships can make the journey in 35 days, instead of the usual 48
Monday 05 August 2013
I first came to Edinburgh when I was 18 to serve on the Perrier Awards panel, and was inspired to try stand-up myself. In the intervening 22 years the press initially dubbed me a a 'fresh face', then 'a rising star', then an 'established name'. This year I was described as a 'permanent fringe fixture'. Like the rain, the sweaty venues and the panpipe players outside Waverley station, I have become part of the festival furniture.
Thursday 01 August 2013
Senior minister from the collection of low-lying coral atolls in the north Pacific says the end of this century will spell 'the end of my country and many others like it'
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Hundreds have died making the journey from Indonesia to Christmas Island and the Australian mainland in recent years
Sunday 14 July 2013
The Grace satellite measures tiny fluctuations of the Earth’s gravity field resulting from the loss of ice into the sea
Saturday 06 July 2013
“Welcome to the magnum opus,” he insists and his 12th album is certainly magnum: 59 often leaden, mostly hubristic minutes to make that 1215 Grand Charter seem like light relief.
Friday 05 July 2013
The far-future Earth will be very hostile to life, says expert
Unprecedented extremes and warmest decade since modern measurements: grim report from World Meteorological Organisation
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Both the northern and southern hemispheres experienced the warmest temperatures for both land and sea
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Climate change may be intensifying the natural cycle and may prolong it, says expert, but it is too early to say
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Postcard from... Lisbon
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Benefits 'smart cards' plan revealed by Iain Duncan Smith to stop claimants spending welfare money on alcohol
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- 2 Prince held a Facebook Q&A and this is the only question he answered
- 4 Now we know whose fault it is if you end up being murdered in Thailand
- 5 35,000 walrus gather ashore on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'