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River Trent: drowning of elderly couple in car ruled accidental

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The death of an elderly couple, who drowned when their car was swept away in the river Trent after heavy rain last year, was accidental, a coroner has ruled. John Lillistone, 83, and his wife, Patricia, 82, could not ...

‘We’re basically starting from zero’: Restoring Finland’s river ecosystems

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Chopping down trees is not how most people would expect a river restoration project to begin, but Janne Raassina – who is expertly using a chainsaw to take down four or five earmarked trunks around the Särkkäjoki Rive...

Norway blows up hydro dam to restore river health and fish stocks

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A dam that has blocked the Tromsa River in Norway for more than 100 years was blown up with dynamite this week, freeing migratory routes for fish. “It’s a big step,” said Tore Solbakken of Norwegian angling club Gudbr...

Failure to prosecute over boy’s drowning in Welsh river ‘irrational’, court told

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The decision not to prosecute a teenager accused of pushing a 13-year-old boy into a river was legally flawed and unreasonable or irrational, a court has heard. Christopher Kapessa drowned after he was allegedly pushe...

Harvey Parker: Met police recover body from River Thames

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Police searching for missing 20-year-old Harvey Parker have recovered a body from the River Thames believed to be the student. The Metropolitan police was alerted to reports of a body in the Thames near Embankment, ce...

Polish court revives ‘highly flawed’ hydroelectric dam plan for Vistula River

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The construction of a €1bn (£850m) dam on the Vistula River is one step closer to getting the green light in Poland, despite warnings that it could devastate rare wildlife habitats. The Vistula runs more than 620 mile...

River ferry fire kills dozens in Bangladesh

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A massive fire has swept through a crowded river ferry in Bangladesh, leaving at least 39 people dead and 70 injured, officials have said. Many passengers leaped from the vessel into cold waters to escape the fire. It...

Harvey Parker: police search River Thames for missing student

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Police investigating the disappearance of a 20-year-old man after he visited a nightclub in central London last week have begun searching the River Thames after reviewing CCTV footage. Scotland Yard said the search fo...

Crocodile eats shark in Australia in north Queensland’s Proserpine River – video

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Dan Johnson was fishing in Proserpine River in north Queensland when he noticed a commotion. He thought it was just the small shark he had hooked but soon saw a four-metre-long crocodile, known to locals as 'Boofhead'...

Kenya: more than 20 drown as bus is swept away in flooded river

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More than 20 people drowned on Saturday when a bus travelling to a wedding in Kenya was swept away by fast-flowing waters as it tried to cross a flooded river. Onlookers screamed as the yellow school bus hired to take...

US north-west dodges new ‘atmospheric river’ flooding but threat remains

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Though flooding expected to threaten parts of the US north-west turned out not too bad on Sunday, officials urged residents to remain alert because more rain was on the way to an area subject to lingering effects from...

‘It’s as if we’re in Mad Max’: warnings for Amazon as goldmining dredges occupy river

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Environmentalists are demanding urgent action to halt an aquatic gold rush along one of the Amazon River’s largest tributaries, where hundreds of illegal goldmining dredges have converged in search of the precious met...

‘It hits you hard’: shock as bodies of Pike River miners found 11 years after New Zealand disaster

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The remains of some of the men killed in the Pike River mine disaster, one of New Zealand’s worst mining disasters, have been found more than a decade after the explosion. The blast in November 2010 killed 29 workers,...

Queensland man uses pocket knife to fight off crocodile dragging him into river

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A Queensland man has escaped the jaws of a crocodile by stabbing it in the head with a pocket knife as it dragged him into a river on Cape York. Parks and Wildlife officers said the 60-year-old had been fishing on his...

US west coast braces for ‘atmospheric river’ as huge storm brews

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A huge Pacific storm is poised to unleash conditions known as an “atmospheric river”, with torrential rains and strong winds putting about 10 million people at risk of flash floods in parts of northern California this...

La Palma: drone footage reveals massive river of lava – video

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Drone footage surveying the Cumbre Vieja volcano shows a massive river of thick lava flowing towards the Atlantic Ocean. Approximately 7,500 people have been forced to leave their homes since the Cumbre Vieja began er...

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