UK Flooding

If We're Going to Build on Floodplains, We Must Ensure Homes are Adequately Protected

Simon Thomas | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK
Simon Thomas

As the wetter autumn months start to fully set in and with winter just around the corner, we can soon expect to start seeing UK flooding events hitting the headlines.

Flooding Leaves Thousands Without Fresh Water

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

South Carolina has been blighted by a week of heavy rain, leading to historic flooding across the state. Despite showers relenting on Monday, the gove...

Downpours Spark Flooding As A Month's Rain Is Forecast In 36 Hours

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK

Parts of the southeast are experiencing flooding after torrential downpours and thunderstorms swept across Britain. And forecasters say some areas...

What Heatwave? Kennington Is Flooded And Being Sandbagged

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK

Homes have been flooded and a busy through road in south London was closed after a water main burst in Kennington on Monday morning. Fire crews an...

Why Britain Needs a Nature Manifesto

Tony Juniper | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK
Tony Juniper

Nature is not a drag in meeting social and economic goals. The reverse is the case. Perhaps more of them would be able to see this if only they spent a little time reading the evidence confirming this alternative reality, much of which was officially collected at considerable public expense.

Why Scotland Needs to Think Carefully About its Flood Defence Policy

Simon Thomas | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK
Simon Thomas

While SEPA's aims are admirable - and sustainable solutions are vital for future generations - their solutions seem to edge too close to idealism.

Here We Go Again... It's Time to Get Serious About Our Flood Defences

Simon Thomas | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK
Simon Thomas

It's time to stop idly watching the decimation of our communities, and instead look to implement a multi-billion pound, long term water management infrastructure plan that will safeguard these wet little isles for decades to come.

'Adapt and Survive': The British Establishment's Answer to the Security Threat of Climate Change

Guy Shrubsole | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Politics
Guy Shrubsole

Of course, there is no military solution to climate change. You can't resolve it with bombs and bullets. You can only solve it by ending our usage of fossil fuels, and protecting the public from the climate change impacts already in the pipeline. That is a rather different security challenge to the one usually faced by the military. But it also makes fossil fuels and the firms lobbying for them Public Enemy Number One.

Labour Will Champion The Green Agenda In Government

Maria Eagle | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics
Maria Eagle

I believe that if politics is about anything, it should be about improving people's lives and bequeathing something better to our children than we ourselves inherited. If internationalism is about anything, it is about doing that for people around the world regardless of where they live. That's what environmentalism and sustainability mean to me.

Warning: You'll Definitely Need An Umbrella, Possibly A Boat, If You're Going Outside Today

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK

Lashing rain and fierce winds have battered parts of south west Britain as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha sweep across the country. Winds gus...

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 ...

Freak Lightning & Hail Plunge Commuters Into 'Zombie Apocalypse' (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

As is usually the case, Britain has paid for its blast of summery weather with lashings of hail, lightning strikes and flooding. Storms hit the Ho...

Flooding Expected As 48 Hours Of Heavy Rain Forecast

PA | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK

Heavy rain across the east of England could cause flooding over the next 48 hours, forecasters have warned. The Met Office has issued a yellow weat...

The Chairman Of Environment Agency Wants WHAT To Counter Flooding?

PA | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Developers should consider building "floating" houses to combat the risk of flooding, the chairman of the Environment Agency has suggested. Lord Smith...

Lower Thames Scheme Must Be Completed Within 10 Years

Adam Afriyie | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

rotecting the Thames Valley from flooding is in the local, regional and national interest. I'm optimistic this can be achieved. The prime minister has shown his support for investing in flood defences and the government's fully behind accelerating this scheme. We just need to crack on...

WATCH: Ice Floes Take Out A Bridge In Canada Floods

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Thawing ice has succeeded in nearly taking out a bridge in flood-hit New Brunswick, Canada. This footage shows ice floes slipping under a bridge i...

Chadwick The Koi Carp Finally Home After Escaping During UK Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK

Rest easy folks, Chadwick the missing carp has returned safely to his Romsey pond after escaping during the floods. The 10-year-old chagoi koi carp...

Forgotten Crisis: Why Aren't We Talking About South Sudan?

Sir Nick Young | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
Sir Nick Young

Reports of continued fighting in South Sudan are worrying. But even more distressing is how little attention this humanitarian crisis is generating. Let us not underestimate the scale of the crisis in the world's newest nation.

Why Man and Not Mother Nature Is Responsible for the Winter Floods

Simon Thomas | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

It's clear to me, and no doubt the thousands of people whose lives have been destroyed by the winter floods that it's not just nature that is to blame for the now annual flood destruction, farmers and Government must also share in the responsibility. After all, we had been warned. And repeatedly.

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...

Budget 2014 Takes Doublespeak to New Depths

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

With a budget that achieves the exact opposite of the objectives the Chancellor has set himself we are all wondering what will come out of the Ministry of Truth next. A Localism Act that centralises planning perhaps; or a Big Society that cuts benefits for the poor and vulnerable?

What England Can Learn From the Dutch About Water Management

Julian Hunt | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Julian Hunt

Increasing evidence and scientific analysis is showing why these events are associated with human induced climate change. The related impacts are becoming more widespread and complex, affecting society from health issues to agriculture, from transportation to economics, and becoming more severe, long-lasting and costly with increasing frequency.

Old School Campaigning Wont Stop Extreme Weather

Richard Wilson | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Richard Wilson

The social sector's moral authority was once its greatest strength. Now I believe it has become one of its greatest weaknesses. The belligerence that comes from self-righteousness may have got us to the top table in business and government. But now it is what stops us building the new creative relationships and ideas that can embed the systems change we need.

Senior Politicians Travel To #Poonami-Hit Area Of Kennington

The Huffington Post UK | Addison DeWitt | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Comedy

David Cameron has chaired a meeting of Cobra, the government's national emergencies committee, in response to the dramatic flooding that swept through...

Flooding Is Bad News for People and Wildlife, But Science Can Provide the Answers

Philip Blaen | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK
Philip Blaen

There has been an exceptionally high number of storms in the UK since the start of December. With more rainfall on the way this is already the wettest winter ever recorded, and in line with what is expected to become more common with climate change...