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Flood database goes live

A new online database ranks the most severe coastal floods to have occurred in the UK over the last 100 years and reveals last year’s storm surge to have been the largest on record

A glass of Sussex

Climate change may be bad news for most, but higher temperatures have led to a booming crop for winemakers in the south of England – so much so they’re now applying to the EU for protected status
The bleak tale of a Norfolk village that’s slowly falling into the sea
After remaining stable for several years, visits to England’s green spaces have increased to their highest level in five years

Bracing for the floods

Twelve months on from the 2013–14 winter storms and flooding, the government selects more than 1,400 flood defence projects to get a share of £2.3billion funding for investment
Coastal researchers are undertaking innovative analysis into the impact of waves on the UK shoreline, to draw-up a specialised approach to future sea defences

Alien views

The tabloids would have us believe that immigrants are taking our houses, our jobs, our school places and our hospital beds. But a close reading of the research reveals another, more nuanced story

Water in the Balance

As southeast England mops up after another bout of serious flooding, last year’s drought seems a world away. But it raises the question – how can we reconcile floods and droughts and give the country some form of hydrological stability? …

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