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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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