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Climate change


Global warming is tipping us into catastrophe

13 May 2014
New studies suggest the West Antarctic ice sheet is now doomed to collapse, which will raise sea levels by at least 4 metres

Film review: That's Noah answer to climate catastrophe

08 April 2014
Noah is an epic fable of despair in the face of environmental disaster that takes liberties with more than just its Biblical sources, says Camilla Royle

New climate report calls for drastic action

01 April 2014
Climate change is already having an impact and unless we do something to stop it the worst is yet to come, scientists have warned.

Floods haven’t gone, but job cuts continue at the Environment Agency

04 March 2014
Fresh flood warnings were issued for the whole South West coast of England this week. Most of the Somerset Levels have remained underwater for yet another month. Many homes are still flooded.

Dump the system to save the planet

18 February 2014
Politicians say “we” must change our ways to save the planet—but Sadie Robinson argues waste is built into capitalism

Flood defence cuts could put nuclear sites at risk

18 February 2014
Flood defence projects around nuclear sites were among those that didn’t go ahead because of funding cuts.

Ministers try to avoid deluge of blame

18 February 2014
Tory ministers and top civil servants have played a dizzying blame game in recent weeks. 

Tory floods soundbite rebounds on Cameron

18 February 2014
The prime minister has retracted his ‘Money no object’ for flood victims promise, writes Dave Sewell

Private energy firms profits as lights go out

18 February 2014
Hundreds of people went without power for five days or more following storms in Wales last week.

Human and animal sewage contaminate flood water

18 February 2014
Flood waters bring contamination from overflowing sewers and drains.

Firefighters providing essential flood support face cuts

18 February 2014
Firefighters have been rescuing those trapped by the floods across Britain.

Take on the system to stop climate chaos

11 February 2014
 Now that parts of their beloved Eton College are under flood water, you might expect even the Tories to get serious about climate change. 

Widespread chaos after floods sweep Britain

11 February 2014
Floods and storms swept over wide areas of southern England, Wales and the Midlands last week.

Tories laid the ground for Britain's flood crisis

11 February 2014
Services cut by politicians would have protected tens of thousands of people, writes Dave Sewell

Hundreds meet in Llanelli to oppose coal gas plan

28 January 2014
Over 300 people poured into a meeting in Burry Port, Llanelli, to voice their anger and concern about plans for underground coal gasification (UCG) in the Loughor Estuary.

Locals and trade unionists join forces against fracking Barton Moss

28 January 2014
IGas is looking for gas near Salford—but opposition is growing, writes Katherine Jacobs

Climate reporting - It’s the end of the world as we know it, but TV feels fine

21 January 2014
With freezing weather confining millions of Americans to their homes for days on end recently, you’d think their TV news would want to discuss climate change. But you’d be wrong.

Protest in Salford as Cameron goes "all out" for fracking

14 January 2014
David Cameron has announced a bribe worth up to £1.7 million a year in business rates to councils that allow fracking for shale gas.

A chilling thought

07 January 2014
The weather has always been difficult to predict. But the past week has been particularly dramatic.

Mass walkout at UN climate talks in Warsaw

26 November 2013
Around 800 people walked out of the United Nations climate change talks in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday of last week.

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