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Climate change is shifting when Europe’s rivers flood
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Across Europe, rivers aren’t flooding when they used to.  Some rivers now flood days, weeks or even months earlier than they did a half-century ago. Other areas now flood much later than before. Long-term changes in climate — in temperatures and precipitation — underlie these shifts. That’s the conclusion of a new study.  Floods are a part of […]

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Indians rally against climate change ahead of UN talks
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NEW DELHI: Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in New Delhi on Saturday, calling on the Indian government and world leaders to take urgent steps against climate change at a high-stakes UN summit next week

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Green Calgary launches stormwater consultations |  Local News | Airdrie City View
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Green Calgary is launching a new program to help residents in Airdrie and the City of Calgary identify water issues around their homes, including flooding and seepage. “What we’re seeing is that people think about all sorts of issues in their homes but are unaware of the stormwater management and flood risks,” said Patricia Cameron, […]

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Met Office: Evidence ‘suggests climate change link to storms’
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Climate change is likely to be a factor in the extreme weather that has hit much of the UK in recent months, the Met Office’s chief scientist has said. Dame Julia Slingo said the variable UK climate meant there was “no definitive answer” to what caused the storms.

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Floods and pylons are inextricably linked in climate change planning | Irish Examiner
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Has anyone spelled out the alternatives to pylons and renewables, such as building a nuclear power station at Moneypoint and confining economic development to Dublin? Or just turning off all the lights and using candles?

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UK floods: council declares major incident on Somerset Levels
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Around 17,000 acres of land underwater a month after the flooding began, and more rain forecast this weekend

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Planting Trees Could Stop Flooding says Lord Rooker
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A BBC News report today says that Labour Peer, Lord Rooker, believes planting trees is the answer to combat the serious flooding the country has been faced with in the last few months. By Roger Harrabin BBC Environment analyst

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