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How do you stop flooding?

<b>As parts of the UK again deal with severe flooding after a winter storm, questions are being asked about how flooding can be prevented or alleviated.</b><p>Here are some of the main methods and principles in use.<p>Flood barriers<p>In recent years the Environment Agency has used a range of temporary or …

Sustainability

Storm Desmond Case Study

<b>Storm Desmond</b> was an extratropical cyclone and the fourth named storm of the 2015–16 UK and Ireland windstorm season. Desmond directed a plume of …

REVEALED: Stunning pictures of crumbling Jurassic Coast show extent of rockfalls after storm lashes Dorset

THE Jurassic Coast continues to crumble as these stunning pictures of the latest Dorset cliff fall reveal.<p>The images taken from a camera drone show …

Lucky escape for beach walkers on popular TV drama site as 100 tonne rock falls from cliff

JAMES LOVERIDGE/ BNPSThe massive megalith broke free from the 140ft cliff face near West Bay, Dorset<p>The massive megalith broke free from the 140ft …

Aerial pictures show multiple cliff falls between West Bay and Burton Bradstock on Jurassic Coast

A LARGE section of cliff at Burton Bradstock collapsed after it was pounded by torrential rain and high winds.<p>Aerial photographs by James Loveridge …

UK floods: 'Complete rethink needed' on flood defences

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1216000/1216635_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518150776_a9842d88c22e3f997224134ea637b5f4<p><b>A "complete rethink" of the UK's flood defences is required following widespread flooding across northern England, the Environment Agency says.</b><p>Deputy …

Weather

North of England floods – Christmas 2015

<i>Cause and Effect</i><p>It has not been long since floods last hit the headlines in the UK. Last time it was Cumbria that was hit by torrential rains and …

Filming over a flood gate as water rises in York

There's concern that the River Ouse in York will peak at more than 15 feet above the normal summer levels on Monday afternoon.<p>Many people have been evacuated from their homes because of the severe flooding.<p>The BBC's Mathew Price is at a flood gate in the centre of the city on the River Ouse.

Weather

21 Pictures That Show The Devastation Caused By Severe Flooding In North Of England

The prime minister chaired an emergency meeting to discuss the response to the flooding and announced more military resources are being deployed.

Flooding in Rochdale town centre (Boxing Day 2015)

Pub washed away in Summerseat on River Irwell

A 200-year-old pub, The Waterside at Summerseat in Greater Manchester, has collapsed and part of it has been swept away by the River Irwell.<p>A number of red weather warnings, meaning extreme conditions pose a danger to life, have been issued for Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire

Massive sinkhole appears in M62 after heavy rain and flooding causes chaos across region

The M62 in Greater Manchester has been closed by a 20ft sinkhole which opened up in the road between junctions 19 and 20 as the north of England was …

UK floods: hundreds flee homes as swaths of northern England submerged

• Met Office issues two highest-level red weather warnings • Rescue services called to hundreds of incidents in Lancashire • Severe flood warning in place for Leeds city centre<p>Hundreds of people fled their homes after torrential rain triggered flooding in towns across Lancashire and West Yorkshire, …

See for Yourself: How Arctic Ice Is Disappearing

Graphics and maps by <b>Lauren James, Jason Treat, Ryan Williams, Chiqui Esteban,</b> and <b>Chris Combs</b><p>Published December 14, 2015<p>Cycling Toward Oblivion<p>Every winter almost the entire surface of the Arctic Ocean freezes over. The ice typically reaches its maximum extent in March, then starts to melt, receding …

Global Warming

Australia's carbon emissions are increasing, government report shows

A report quietly released on Christmas Eve shows Australia’s emissions rose by about 1% in 2014-15, compared with the previous year<p>Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2014-15, a report released with obscure timing by the Australian government has shown.<p>The December 2015 quarterly …

China landslide: Aerial footage shows extent of damage

A major rescue operation is under way for 91 people thought to be missing after a massive landslide in southern China.<p>More than 30 buildings in an industrial park in Shenzhen were buried under tonnes of mud and construction waste.<p>Stephen Evans reports.

China

BrightFuture

What is climate change?<p>How can we take action?<p>Climate change is real and it’s happening now. Most of us know that the earth is getting hotter, but do …

Africa

Is the Shenzhen landslide the first of many more?

This is the first time experts know of a slide of construction waste, but it fits a pattern of catastrophes that have become endemic to developing countries<p>The deadly landslide that buried part of the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen beneath a tide of red mud on Monday may be a devastating new …

Further flooding worsens troubles for Cumbrian towns hit by Storm Desmond

Environment Agency issues dozens of flood warnings across country and warns of continued rain for region where thousands have already been made homeless<p>How have you been affected?<p>Householders and businesses in Cumbria have once again been hit by flooding, just days after having finished cleaning up …

China landslide: Rescuers search for 85 people still missing

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1215000/1215636_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518415350_f666064d16f8129c6a6d0526b6a987a8<p><b>Hundreds of rescue workers are looking for survivors after a landslide hit 33 buildings in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.</b><p>Seven people were …

Natural Disasters

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