Archive for January 30th, 2017:

Flood prevention being ignored

Image copyright Getty Images Simple actions to help protect homes in England from flooding are still being ignored by government, MPs say. The Commons environment committee said ministers were not addressing what it called the fragmented, inefficient and ineffective flood management. Areas of concern include flood impact home insurance, building rules and local authority planning

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Amazon Reef: First images of new coral system

Image copyright Greenpeace Image caption The reef runs from French Guyana to the Brazilian state of Maranhao The first pictures of a huge coral reef system discovered in the Amazon last year have been released by environmental campaigners. The Amazon Reef is a 9,500 sq km (3,600 sq miles) system of corals, sponges and rhodoliths,

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Researchers seek evidence on gardens and well-being

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Links between gardens and health are being investigated A project aims to investigate the social case for gardens and what impact they have on health and well-being. There is growing evidence for the environmental and health benefits of gardens and gardening. Access to green spaces has been linked to reduced

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