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FloodSax mitigate blast from World War Two bomb

January 12, 2015

Pioneering technology provided by a Huddersfield company played a vital role in safely detonating a World War Two bomb. Sandless sandbags called FloodSax were placed around the bomb before it was disposed of in a controlled manner in a park – and the drama was captured by CCTV footage. The FloodSax – devised and manufactured [...]

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Fed up of blockbuster movies? Try a blockage-buster instead

January 3, 2015

CCTV is used worldwide to prevent crime and catch anti-social behaviour on film … but now it’s also being used to stop floods! For a CCTV camera has been set up on an anti-flood device in the market town of Bedworth in North Warwickshire to make sure it’s working properly. And it means residents at [...]

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The train that won’t be arriving at platform 3 due to flooding is …

Almost half the length of the main rail lines in the South West are at risk of flooding because of climate change, an internal Network Rail report claims. The study released to the BBC found 42% of primary rail routes could be disrupted. Entitled Increasing Climate Change Resilience, the report said “extreme weather events” are [...]

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Is money being wasted dredging the Somerset Levels?

December 16, 2014

It’s nearly a year since TV screens were filled with furious locals protesting at the failure to drain the Somerset Levels. They enlisted the outspoken support of their MP, stirred a political crisis, and got local flood management priorities overturned. At the time, some warned that the Levels had attracted disproportionate attention as more populous [...]

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UK must ‘learn to live with flooding’

THE UK will have to live with water after a report accepted the ever-increasing threat of flooding cannot be fully defended. Science centre BRE has welcomed the Treasury’s £2.3bn investment in flood defences, but says that a new approach to dealing with flooding is required whereby buildings are made flood-resilient. BRE argues that flooding is [...]

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So just who is the world’s worst performing industrial country on climate change?

December 10, 2014

Prepare to be shocked to discover which country has been named and shamed as the worst-performing industrial country in the world on climate change. A report released at international negotiations in Peru revealed the biggest offender to be … Australia. The climate change performance index ranked Denmark as the best-performing country in the world, followed [...]

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Weather bomb means more explosive skies

There’s a new phrase many of us have learned this week – and that’s ‘weather bomb.’ And, once again, it’s a term – often like the weather – imported from across the Atlantic for it’s an American phrase. Here in England we’ve got a somewhat different name for it. One that’s, well, perhaps not so [...]

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Government to pump £2.3bn into more than 1,400 flood defence projects

December 4, 2014

More than 1,400 flood defence projects – including the Somerset Levels (pictured) – are to receive funding to provide better protection from flooding for hundreds of thousands of homes. The Treasury is detailing projects that will receive a share of the £2.3bn already earmarked for capital spending on flood defences over the next six years [...]

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Looks like another wet winter ahead

November 22, 2014

There is a risk of further flooding in parts of the UK  as forecasters predict a wetter winter than average. In a three-month forecast for the winter period the Met Office has said the outlook “suggests an increased risk of milder and wetter than average conditions.” The Guardian reports that last winter was the wettest [...]

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