Archive for December 5th, 2016:

Last winter’s flooding ‘most extreme on record’ in UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The analysis has been released on the first anniversary of Storm Desmond Flooding across parts of the UK last winter was the most extreme on record, experts have said. Gales and heavy rain swept across large parts of the UK, causing devastating flooding in Cumbria and Lancashire, as well

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Corporate growth still driving deforestation, CDP shows

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The removal of the world’s tree cover remains a concern but deforestation rates are slowing, according to the United Nations Although progress is being made, up to US $906bn of company turnover is still tied to global deforestation, an assessment has concluded. A study by the Carbon Disclosure Programme

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Tim Peake spacecraft will arrive in UK in 2017

Image copyright NASA/Bill Ingalls Image caption For sale: one Soyuz capsule, three careful owners. Slightly singed The UK has bought the capsule which sent Tim Peake into space and returned him to Earth. BBC News has learned that the vehicle will be go on display in the Science Museum in London in early 2017. The

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