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UK weather latest: Temperatures to plummet this weekend as mild spell ends

Winter is coming to the UK this weekend as the country braces itself for plummeting temperatures.<p>Temperatures will fall over the weekend before …

Weather

Storm Brian washes up Boscombe's £3.2m artificial reef

<b>Large parts of Bournemouth's defunct £3.2m artificial surf reef have washed up in the wake of Storm Brian.</b><p>The debris from the structure, built in the sea east of Boscombe Pier, has come in with the tide at Boscombe, Bournemouth Borough Council said.<p>The reef, made of 55 giant sandbags, opened in …

Weather

Is there really a funny side to climate change?

Ellina Webb examines the use of humour as a coping mechanism to deal with the serious economic, political, financial and environmental issues in …

All the ways hurricanes can harm—and help—the ecosystems they hit

What Harvey and Irma left behind.<p>Hurricanes Harvey and Irma set records with their power, and the devastation they left in their wake. Irma has destroyed more than 90 percent of the structures on some Caribbean islands. All told, Harvey dumped 27 trillion gallons of water over Texas and Louisiana, …

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Hurricane Maria rapidly intensifies, aims for a rare, devastating direct hit on Puerto Rico

<i>UPDATED 9:15 p.m. ET as Hurricane Maria upgraded to a Category 5 storm.</i><p>Islands known for their idyllic beach resorts have been reduced to rubble so …

Weather

The Climate Alarmists Are Wrong

"How many once-in-a-lifetime storms will it take," demands <i>The Daily Show</i> comic Trevor Noah, "until everyone admits man-made climate change is …

Climate

Portugal faces dire drought, the worst in more than 20 years

SANTA SUSANA, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Pego do Altar reservoir looks like disused quarry now, its bare, exposed slopes rising up steeply on each side and shimmering in the sun as it holds barely 11 percent of the water it was designed for.<p>The huge lake where people used to swim, boat and fish has …

Drought

Hurricane Irma’s Winds Begin Lashing At Florida, As An Incredible Storm Surge Takes Over Key West

The storm surge in Key West right now is crazy 😱😱 #HurricaneIrma pic.twitter.com/Ywp4TDW2wA— jimmy 😎 (@JimmyLevyMusic) September 9, 2017<p>Hurricane Irma’s already beginning to batter south Florida with the storm’s eye moving away from Cuba and toward the Keys. Currently arriving as a Category 3, …

First hurricane-force gusts hit Keys as Irma nears Fla. landfall

A hurricane-force wind gust was recorded in the Florida Keys late Saturday night -- the first sign of deadly Hurricane Irma's impending landfall on the U.S. mainland.<p>The weather service said the Smith Shoal Light station recorded a 74 mph wind gust on Saturday night, the Associated Press …

Weather

This Map Shows You Every Hurricane’s Path in the US Over the Last 100 Years

As the Gulf Coast continues to cope with the effects of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma threatens to make landfall along the Florida peninsula …

Maps

There Are Now Three Hurricanes in the Atlantic

Three hurricanes are now churning in the Atlantic as the storm season is proving to be an active one.<p>Jose and Katia joined Irma as hurricanes on …

Weather

Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for Florida in response to Hurricane Irma

click to enlarge<p>Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in response to Irma, which just recently became a Category 4 …

Weather

Hurricane Harvey: Storm Roars Ashore Near Corpus Christi, Tex.

<i>Read more on the storm here.</i><p>• Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast late Friday, with 130 m.p.h. winds and rain battering coastal and inland communities.<p>• The hurricane swept ashore as a Category 4 storm about 9:45 p.m., earlier than expected, just northeast of Corpus Christi.<p>• Later, …

Weather

Vast majority of UK accept climate change is real, finds new poll

About 13 per cent of people in Britain do not accept the science of climate change, according to a new poll.<p>The survey of 1,200 adults in the UK by …

Climate Change

16 terrifying pics of Spain's growing desert you should show a climate-change doubter.

If nothing changes, southern Spain will be a desert by …

Climate

Dam it! How beavers could save Britain from flooding

Since their trial reintroduction in Devon, the animal’s engineering skills have reduced floodwater and created a paradise for local wildlife. Should we bring them back for good?<p>At a secret location in the rolling pasture of west Devon lies a marshy patch of farmland protected by £35,000-worth of …

Water

Waterloo commuters face new travel woes amid warnings of flooding

Beleaguered Waterloo commuters have been warned their travel plans could face the further threat of flooding.

Waterloo

11 terrifying climate change facts

Climate change has pushed Earth into "uncharted territory". That was the stark warning published in a World Meteorological Organisation report in …

Climate Change

General Flood Protection

IBS Flood Protection Systems<p>General<p><b>Due to the increasing number of extreme flood events worldwide</b> more and more cities and communities are finding …

Environment

Ilminster residents take their flooding concerns to the council

ILMIINSTER residents that have been affected by the flooding have taken their concerns to the town council.<p>A meeting of the planning, highways and …

Benefits of dikes outweigh costs—effective measures for reducing future flooding

In the first study of its kind, an international team of scientists—including the University of Bristol—has concluded, on a global scale, that the …

Ecology

Inevitably hotter world: U.S. and German scientists calculate “committed warming” that cannot be stopped

Earth rapidly is approaching the point where the amount of warming locked in by human pollution exceeds the limits nations set last year at the …

Climate Change

Rising and warming UK seawater having major impact on wildlife

• <b>Video report by ITV News Science Correspondent Alok Jha</b><p>A major report has found that sea levels around Britain are steadily rising - and the process …

Climate Change

Climate change brings one-in-three chance of record rainfall, warns Met Office

There is now a one-in-three chance of record rainfall hitting part of England and Wales each winter, according to new Met Office study which …

Climate Change

Urban design in the time of climate change: making a friend of floods

How do you address the threat of flooding in urban areas? As Alex Bozikovic writes, you let the water come<p>How do you design a flood-proof city? You don't. How do you prepare for extreme weather in the era of climate change? You let the water come.<p>That's the approach that landscape architects and …

Exxon, Shell and other carbon producers sued for sea level rises in California

As a trio of lawsuits claim compensation for sea rises resulting from fossil fuel emissions, campaigners say carbon majors must change their business models<p>Three Californian communities have launched legal action against some of the world’s biggest oil, gas and coal companies, seeking compensation …

Climate

Scientists find sunscreen potential in Antarctic plants

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops.<p>Researchers at the University of Santiago …