Melanie Collins

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Largest marine reserve in the world comes into effect in Antarctica

The world’s biggest marine reserve in Antarctica officially comes into effect today and it’s being called a “watershed” moment in conservation. The …

A tale of two Irmas: rich Miami ready for tumult as poor Miami waits and hopes

As the hurricane approaches, the wealthy residents of Miami Beach can afford to play golf, their homes primed to withstand the wind and rain. In Liberty City, just a few miles away, they’re crossing their fingers<p>Hurricane Irma: Florida evacuates millions - latest updates<p>This is a tale of two Irmas. …

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BBC Radio 4 - On Your Farm, Future Food: Growing Underground

Dan Saladino goes far below the London streets, to investigate a hydroponic farm growing microgreens and salad leaves in a forgotten tunnel complex.<p>This is the second in a special series of three programmes, profiling the finalists in the 'Future Food' category in the 2017 BBC Food and Farming …

Agriculture

After Harvey, it's clear the secret of Houston's success has also been its downfall

Houston feels like one of the last places where it’s still possible to attain the American Dream. But is the city’s structure is as resilient as its character?<p>A symbol of Houston? Many would say the Astrodome, the indoor arena dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World when it opened in 1965. But I …

The A-Z of Brexit

<b>"Brexit means Brexit" is something we've all heard many times. But it's still not entirely clear what it actually means. If you're feeling lost, help is at hand: here's our handy guide to the A-Z of Brexit.</b><p>A: Article 50<p>Known as the "exit clause", Article 50 sets out the process the UK will go …

United Kingdom

Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!<br>It isn't fit for humans now,<br>There isn't grass to graze a cow.<br>Swarm over, Death!<p>Come, bombs and blow to …

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Hurricane Matthew: Haiti storm disaster kills hundreds

<b>The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew - the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade - has soared to more than 400, officials say.</b><p>Some 50 people were reported killed in the town of Roche-a-Bateau alone.<p>The nearby city of Jeremie saw 80% of its buildings levelled. In Sud province …

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Are the Earthquakes in Myanmar and Italy Related?

We asked two experts to explain whether the dual disasters were isolated events.<p>Earthquakes devastated both Italy and Myanmar early Wednesday. Though the quakes were similarly sized—magnitude 6.2 in Italy and magnitude 6.8 in Myanmar—the seismic events, occurring more than 5,000 miles (8,047 …

Natural Disasters

Blackpool and Brighton - divided by Brexit

<b>In the media, Brexit still rules the waves. The BBC's Jonny Dymond has been to the seaside - to Brighton, which backed Remain, and Blackpool, which voted Leave. Armed with a bucket and spade, he sniffs the air and samples the atmosphere in the two resorts that cast rival votes.</b><p>Walk down the …

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Nepal Earthquake - one year on - April 2016

Earthquake survivors left stranded in Nepal as red tape stops aid flowing

Political bickering and bureaucracy mean there is little reconstruction amid the rubble left by Nepal’s 2015 earthquake, fuelling mistrust of aid agencies<p>Donors drummed up billions of dollars for Nepal after the devastating earthquake on 25 April 2015, but the trickle of money to the affected …

Where is the riskiest place to live?

The world risk index reveals which countries are most at risk from rising sea levels and the increasing frequency of floods, droughts and storms<p>Vanuatu is the riskiest country to live in, with natural disasters on average affecting more than a third of the population each year, according to the …

Bournemouth East Cliff landslip crushes toilets and lift

Drone footage captures a huge landslip at East Cliff in Bournemouth which damaged a cliff railway lift and crushed a toilet block.<p><i>Footage courtesy of Airoview.</i>

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Nepal earthquake: Return to the valley of tears

<b>A year ago, nearly 9,000 people died and more than 20,000 were injured when an earthquake struck Nepal. Justin Rowlatt was the first journalist to reach the village of Langtang after the quake - now he's been back.</b><p>It is easy to understand why Langtang is such a popular destination for trekkers. The …

Mountaineering

Ecuador earthquake: Death toll rises to nearly 650, aftershocks continue to spook nation

The death toll from Ecuador's devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake has risen to 646 people, President Rafael Correa said, as dozens of aftershocks …

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Fylde fracking: The new Aberdeen or toxic gamble?

<b>The search for shale gas in Lancashire's Bowland basin is back on after the government gave it the go-ahead.</b><p>It had been suspended in June 2011 after testing for shale gas reserves was found to be the "likely cause" of two earth tremors near Blackpool.<p>Cuadrilla Resources owns four sites in …

Oil & Gas Industry

Kirby Misperton fracking: Third Energy granted environmental permits

<b>The Environment Agency has granted energy firm Third Energy a permit to frack at a site in North Yorkshire.</b><p>Third Energy wants to extract shale gas near Kirby Misperton, in Ryedale. It still needs planning permission.<p>A application was submitted to North Yorkshire County Council last year, but no …

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UK government's fracking definition 'could allow drilling without safeguards'

Leading geologist warns loophole in government’s legal definition of fracking could enable companies to bypass safety precautions<p>The UK government has been accused of including a large loophole in its legal definition of fracking which could enable companies to bypass safety regulations, according …

Date set for Kirby Misperton fracking decision

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire County Council said: “The county council is currently finalising its report about the application, with reference …

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Dozens killed as 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador

Fearful residents stream into streets of the capital Quito while major city of Guayaquil is among places worst hit<p>Ecuador earthquake live coverage<p>Ecuador’s Pacific coast has been struck by the country’s strongest earthquake in decades, a 7.8-magnitude tremor killing at least 77 people, flattening …

Parts of Oklahoma and Kansas now face earthquake risk on par with California

Federal map of earthquake vulnerability finds threat to seven million people in central and eastern US amid increasing oil and gas production<p>People in parts of Oklahoma and Kansas now face the same threat of destructive earthquakes as Californians, with human-induced tremors from oil and gas …

What a fracking inquiry in Fylde tells us about planning, politics and power

A recent public hearing in Lancashire highlights the limits of evidence in determining the pros and cons of fracking<p>In the run-up to Easter, I spent several weeks at Blackpool FC’s Bloomfield Road stadium, watching an appeal hearing unfold into plans to frack two exploratory wells in the Fylde …

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Fracking 'would ruin tranquil fields', inquiry hears

<b>Shale gas extraction would turn "tranquil fields"' into "industrial installations", anti-fracking campaigners have told a hearing.</b><p>Energy firm Cuadrilla is appealing against Lancashire County Council's decision to refuse permission to extract shale gas at sites in Roseacre Wood and Little …

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One in every two barrels of US oil comes from fracking

Hydraulic fracturing – or ‘fracking’ – now accounts for more than half of all US crude oil outputFrom two per cent 15 years ago, fracked oil now …

Oil