Flood

Is the 'Made in Britain' label driving the 'march of the makers'?

Simon Thomas | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

"I want Britain to be the place international businesses go to, not the place they leave. Let it be heard clearly around the world - from Shanghai to ...

This Is Not What You Want To Happen In The Capital, Just Before The World Cup

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

With just a week to go until the kick off of the world's biggest football tournament, this is not what you want to happen in the airport of your capit...

Climate Change Impacts Everything

Samantha J Smith | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Samantha J Smith

Climate change impacts everything, everywhere. It threatens to undo everything that conservation organizations like WWF have achieved over the last half-century. Both people and the natural world are feeling the effects, which are consequential and growing. Extreme weather impacts fragile ecosystems that people depend on for food and their livelihoods.

Severe Weather Warning For David Cameron

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

More than half of those affected by the recent flooding were not satisfied by how the coalition reacted to the crisis. According to a poll of 1,00...

Ludicrous Farmers

Water 21 | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK
Water 21

There was an odd reaction from the National Farmers' Union (NFU) at their Birmingham Conference this week to proposals for controlled floodwater attenuation in upland farms (and elsewhere); condemning such plans as "ludicrous".

Storms on the Climate Horizon

Barry Gardiner | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

Science tells us that no particular adverse weather event either can or should be put down to climate change. That is just not the way climate change works. However, science also tells us that climate change will certainly bring an increase in both the frequency and severity of adverse weather events in general.

Woman Dies And Sailor Missing Amid Wild Weather

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A woman has died and a sailor is missing as wild weather batters Britain. The search for a missing sailor who fell overboard from a small cargo sh...

Climate Change Casts a Long Shadow Over British Childhoods

David Bull | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK
David Bull

By showing strong leadership and committing its fair share of new money to the Green Climate Fund to help children adapt to the effects of climate change, the UK Government can make sure children everywhere have enough nutritious food to eat, grow up to fulfil their potential and do not pay for our past mistakes with their futures.

Phone Lines Out Due to Disaster - Helpline Receives Zero Calls

Xavier Toby | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Following the most extreme flooding on record in Bundaberg and surrounding areas, Telstra internet and phone services to Central Queensland were knocked out for three days.

Manners Please! Romania Is a Country Worth Staying Friends With

Tessa Dunlop | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Tessa Dunlop

Romanians are used to coming bottom of the European pile. I know, I'm married to one. He lives in Britain, and is often told he 'sounds English' - lucky chap.

Revolutionary 'Foldback' Plan Unveiled to Target Natural Disasters

Xavier Toby | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Retired CSRIO scientist Dr Willy Flyer has today unveiled a plan to simultaneously solve Australia's ongoing bushfire and flood woes.

'We Are Devastated'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

Rail passengers and motorists might not get home for the festive season, as the great Christmas getaway was stalled by continued wet weather and flood...

Elderly Woman Found Dead In Flooded Home

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

A body has been pulled from a flooded home after a river reached record levels and burst its banks. The elderly woman was found dead in the beleagu...

The Sustainability Scam

Water 21 | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK
Water 21

Truly sustainable economics and widespread prosperity can only be based on the viability of the land and its soil--not on increasingly unsustainable supplies of oil.

WATCH: Man Wakeboards Down Flooded Russian Street

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Britain has been getting more than its fair share of rain of late - what with June being the wettest its been since records began - but we're not the ...

Floody Mess - Our Drought of Comprehension

Water 21 | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK
Water 21

It turns out the Water Industry isn't really regulated in the public interest at all; but rather, for protecting a range of commercial vested interests. The concept of holistic catchment management, where capturing rainwater against dry spells should be common sense, is still not remotely the norm.

Heavy Rain Set To Continue As Flood Warnings Issued For South England

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

Flood warnings have been issued across southern England as heavy rain continues to deluge the region and the west of Scotland. The Environment Age...

Oxford Street Flood: 100-Year-Old Burst Water Main Repaired

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK

A Victorian water main which burst on Britain's busiest shopping street, causing extensive flooding, has been repaired, the water authority said. T...

Oxford Street Flooded After Water Main Bursts

Posted 21.03.2012 | UK

Authorities are investigating after a water main burst on the UK's busiest shopping street, flooding several large department stores. The pipe burs...

WATCH: Fire Truck Drives Through Flood Water

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Comedy

While many of us were tucking into some turkey on Christmas Day, heavy storms were hitting South East Australia, causing flooding in Melbourne and els...

Roads Gridlocked As Bangkok Residents Flee Floods

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK

Panicked residents of Bangkok are scrambling to leave Thailand's capital city after flood warnings predict the situation worsening over the weekend. ...

Eyewitness Account From Somalian Flood

Catherine Carter | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK
Catherine Carter

I stand by a pool of stagnant water. It looks fairly innocuous, –dirty and strewn with rubbish, but harmless. It’s hard to believe that just days ago this water came rushing through Sigale Camp, leaving destruction behind it.