Environment And Nature

Crews race to ease pressure on damaged UK dam as rain looms

Aug 4, 2019

Emergency crews are pumping water from a reservoir with a damaged dam in northwest England as weather forecasts calling for thunderstorms hastened fear of the structure collapsing

Scientists say 10 warmest UK years have all been since 2002

Jul 31, 2019

Britain's weather service says the country's 10 hottest years since the 19th century have all occurred since 2002, as climate change makes the U.K. warmer and wetter

Extinction Rebellion postpones Heathrow drone protest plan

Jun 16, 2019

The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has postponed a plan to shut down London's Heathrow Airport with drones after it was criticized by politicians and police

UK has first week without burning coal for electricity

May 8, 2019

Britain has gone a week without burning coal for electricity for the first time since the 19th century

UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, electric cars

May 2, 2019

An independent committee that advises the British government on climate change says the UK should target net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, drive electric

May 1, 2019

An independent committee that advises the British government on climate change says the UK should target net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

Campaigners against Heathrow expansion lose legal challenge

May 1, 2019

Campaigners fighting British government plans to expand Heathrow Airport have lost a challenge in one of the country's highest courts

Blaze breaks out in forest that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Apr 29, 2019

British firefighters are tackling a blaze in woodland that inspired "Winnie-the-Pooh."

Opposition pressures UK government to act on climate change

Apr 28, 2019

British opposition leaders are pressuring the government to act on climate change after weeks of protests put the issue at the heart of political debate

Congo park ranger tells of taking viral selfie with gorillas

Apr 25, 2019

A park ranger in Congo has described how he captured a selfie with two gorillas that went viral

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