atmospheric 'rivers' cause many droughts and floods on Earth

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2017
by Alex Muller

In many places, water access depends partly upon atmospheric rivers, bands of water vapour propelled along jets of air that trace swirling routes above the Earth.

UK Environment Agency: 7,000 properties to be lost to sea

Posted in Business on 29th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

An estimated 7,000 properties around England and Wales will be sacrificed to rising seas over the next century, according to the Environment Agency.

Risk from extreme weather set to rise

Posted in Featured, Science on 29th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

The risk to individuals from floods will rise more than four-fold and the drought risk will treble.

Climate change to boost summer flash floods, says study

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2014
by Alex Muller

Global warming will lead to a significant increase in extreme summer downpours in the UK, a study suggests.

Europe-wide flood losses to 'increase four fold' by 2050

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2014
by Alex Muller

According to the most accurate model yet developed, flood damage losses across Europe are expected to increase four fold by 2050.