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
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
- 4 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 5 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama