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  1. February 17, 2014

    Met Office warns of further flooding risk in the UK

    The Met Office has warned that, despite improving weather, the risk of further flooding in the UK remains because of...

  2. February 14, 2014

    Fresh storms bring more misery in the flood-hit UK

    A fresh storm brought snow, gales and heavy rain to much of the UK on Friday, as the prime minister intensified his media...

  1. February 11, 2014

    UK faces more flooding as heavy rain forecast

    The UK was braced on Tuesday for further heavy rain and gale force winds as officials warned that hundreds more homes could...

  2. February 10, 2014

    Government told of risk posed to flood defences from funding cuts

    Thames flood water reaches highest level in decades The Environment Agency has had to endure “massive” cuts to its budget...

  3. February 10, 2014

    Q&A: Has government faced down flood tide?

    Has spending on flood defences gone down under the current government? Ministers insist not, but analysis by the independent...

  4. February 6, 2014

    David Cameron urged to abolish premium rate government helplines

    Consumer groups and charities are urging David Cameron to abolish 120 premium-rate government phone lines, many serving...

  5. December 26, 2013

    Gatwick airport faces probe over storm chaos

    Gatwick airport is facing the threat of having to pay airlines a rebate after thousands of passengers were left stranded by...

  6. November 3, 2013

    UK water companies struggle to plug leakage rates

    Britain’s water companies are expected to make only modest gains during the next decade in tackling leakage rates, which...

  7. April 16, 2012

    Midlands and south-west made drought zones

    England’s drought has officially spread to the Midlands and the south-west, and could last until Christmas or later, the...

  8. January 26, 2011

    Confusion over spot carbon trading restart

    The future of Europe’s physical carbon trading market has been thrown into doubt, with a planned return to business...

  9. March 1, 2010

    Thames barrier raised to stave off tide swollen by storms

    The Thames barrier was raised for most of yesterday to protect London from storm surges that could have taken the river...

  10. February 28, 2010

    Thames barrier raised to parry storm surges

    The raised Thames barrier The Thames barrier was raised for most of Sunday to protect London from storm surges that could...

  11. November 9, 2009

    UK environment chief seeks green skills base

    The Copenhagen international climate-change conference will be “the start to a process – not the end”, and should be...

  12. October 14, 2009

    Insurers pressed on incentives for flood defences

    Insurers should offer householders and businesses financial incentives to install flood defences on their properties, the...

  13. December 18, 2008

    Warning to those at risk of floods

    More than four in 10 people who live in areas vulnerable to flooding are unaware of the risk they face, says research from...

  14. November 28, 2008

    Step forward for ship dismantling

    Plans for the dismantling of Clemenceau, the French aircraft carrier, have made a big step forward with the Environment...

  15. August 9, 2008

    Planning threat to design college

    A charity founded by Sir James Dyson, the entrepreneur, has threatened to abandon a planned £56m design school, describing...

  16. May 11, 2008

    A pioneer in sustainable investing

    These days, asset managers and asset owners are inundated with opportunities to win awards in recognition of their good...

  17. December 14, 2007

    Summer flood aid 'poorly targeted'

    Financial assistance to local authorities after the summer's floods was prompt but inconsistent, the Audit Commission will...

  18. December 7, 2007

    Call to raise flood defence spending

    Britain needs to raise spending on flood defences from £600m to £1bn a year, says the Environment Agency in its review of...

  19. December 4, 2007

    Insurers to urge long-term strategy for managing flood risk

    Flood insurance could become prohibitively expensive or even unavailable unless the government takes a long-term and...

  20. November 24, 2007

    Rules change on managing waste

    Many construction companies in England are ignorant of a significant change to the rules governing site waste management...

  21. November 10, 2007

    East Anglian coast narrowly escapes flood catastrophe

    Parts of the UK yesterday narrowly avoided catastrophic flooding after the East Anglian coast had the biggest tidal surge...

  22. October 12, 2007

    Beyond finance: Coming Clean

    Images of grey, bean counting accountants may not seem to mesh with the more colourful world of sustainable business. But...

  23. September 26, 2007

    Closer watch on tidal flooding

    A new forecasting system designed to provide better monitoring and warning of tidal flooding from the Humber to the...

  24. July 23, 2007

    Plea for rise in flood defence cash

    The head of the Environment Agency has said the government must spend much more on flood defences than Gordon Brown, prime...

  25. July 5, 2007

    Environment Agency is helping reduce flood risk

    From Ms Barbara Young. Sir, I write in response to Brian Groom's Notebook ("Flood and fools", July 3). We have done a lot...

  26. July 3, 2007

    Floods and fools

    Flood waters were receding in England yesterday; let us make sure the usual amnesia does not set in. The nation has been in...

  27. May 1, 2007

    Females show preference for public work

    Are women inherently more altruistic than men? The question has long exercised equal rights campaigners, who argue that the...

  28. April 18, 2007

    Where there's muck there's brass

    The saying "where there's muck there's brass" remains as true today as it has ever been - global demand for waste services...

  29. February 20, 2007

    Interserve wins contract to shore up UK water defences

    Interserve, the cleaning, maintenance and building services company, has won a place on the Environment Agency's £500m...

  30. February 8, 2007

    Under water

    Thousands of home-owners in the York suburb of Huntington have been advised to question their insurance premiums after a...

  31. January 18, 2007

    Water companies lift hosepipe bans but drought risk remains

    Residents in the south-east of England will be allowed to water their gardens after four water companies today lifted their...

  32. December 2, 2006

    Something Fish-E

    The National Audit Office's recent report on public sector IT projects that did work, on time and to budget, was a welcome...

  33. November 21, 2006

    Correction: Environment Agency's fishing licences

    * The cost of the Environment Agency's system for online applications for fishing licences was £200,000, not £2m as wrongly...

  34. November 7, 2006

    East coast sea defences need £8bn

    An extra £8bn must be spent on coastal defences in the east of England to prevent 400,000 properties from flooding in the...

  35. August 10, 2006

    Worms join agency's war on waste

    Thousands of worms have joined the Environment Agency's north of England workforce to help to cut office waste. Staff at...

  36. July 26, 2006

    Environmental fines on companies branded 'tiny'

    Food and drink manufacturers, water utilities and builders were among companies breaching environmental rules last year...

  37. June 29, 2006

    Call to fit water meters in south-east

    Water meters should be fitted in all south-east homes by 2015, says the Environment Agency. Ian Barker, the agency's head...

  38. June 21, 2006

    Saving the world

    Another tenuous attempt to link a public relations message to the World Cup, this time from Andrew Wood, the Environment...

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