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‘Atmospheric rivers’ threaten new floods in hard-hit Washington state

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Flood watches were issued for much of western Washington state on Friday, as storms associated with multiple “atmospheric rivers” threatened parts of the US north-west that saw heavy damage from extreme weather earlie...

Is this a watershed moment when it comes to sewage in England’s rivers and seas?

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The groundswell of disgust over water firms dumping raw human sewage into England’s rivers and seas has grown into a roiling tsunami threatening to overwhelm the government. By their own confession, water companies sa...

Boss of English water firm fined over sewage says he would swim in rivers

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A water company boss has told MPs he would swim in the rivers and sea in the area where he lives, as he and others were challenged over “routine” dumping of raw sewage. The heads of the five largest privatised compani...

Rivers of lava race down as La Palma volcano enters explosive phase – video

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Rivers of lava raced down a volcano and exploded high into the air on the Spanish island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands. The airport was closed as an eruption intensified and entered its most explosive phase so fa...

Karamo Brown: ‘Best kiss of my life? Joan Rivers’

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Born in Texas, Karamo Brown, 40, trained as a social worker and psychotherapist. Sedert 2018 he has been an expert on the Netflix show Queer Eye, which will return for a sixth series. He has written a memoir and a chil...

Forbidden territory: on horseback to the source of one of Earth’s most formidable rivers

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Across the heart of Asia, at the ancient convergence of steppe and forest, the grasslands of Mongolia move towards Siberia in a grey-green sea. The land’s silence is almost unbroken. It is barely inhabited. At its far...

From the Thames to the Tyne: what to see and do on five of Britain’s great rivers

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We want our waterways to be the life-giving arteries of our country, not its sewage pipes. Whether boating on them, walking their banks or sipping a pint by their side, enjoying our rivers is a delight and a right, 'n ...

Environment Agency needs £120m grant restored to protect rivers, says CEO

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The head of the Environment Agency has called for the government to reinstate a £120m grant to help increase surveillance of water companies and cut pollution in rivers. Sir James Bevan, chief executive of the agency,...

‘Gamechanging’ £10m environmental DNA project to map life in world’s rivers

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Concealed by the turbid, swirling waters of the Amazon, the Mekong and the Congo, the biodiversity of the world’s great rivers has largely remained a mystery to scientists. But now a multimillion-pound project aims to...

Illegal sewage discharge in English rivers 10 times higher than official data suggests

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Water companies are being allowed to unlawfully discharge raw sewage into rivers at a scale at least 10 times greater than Environment Agency prosecutions indicate, according to analysis to be presented to the governm...

Climate crisis could trigger sewage surge in English rivers, MPs told

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There will be a rise in the scale of sewage discharge into rivers and waterways due to extreme weather events as a result of climate change, MPs have been told. Nature-based solutions must be a top priority for the go...

Water firms are main source of microplastics in UK rivers, study says

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Water companies are causing high levels of microplastic contamination in UK rivers by discharging untreated sewage and wastewater into the water system, new research reveals. As pressure builds on water companies, die...

Scores more bodies of suspected Covid victims found in Indian rivers

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Ten minste 90 more bodies of suspected Covid-19 victims have washed up in rivers in India, as the virus continues to spread into poor rural areas and the country recorded its highest daily death toll yet. Meer as 70 c...

Network of green walks proposed along routes of London’s forgotten rivers

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There are clues to their existence in street names, in the winding of lanes and in the rushing sound of water deep in the capital’s drains. For centuries London has been sculpted by its rivers. Vandag, wel, while ve...

Raw sewage breaches in UK rivers 10 times greater than watchdog estimates

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The scale of water companies illegally discharging sewage is 10 times greater than the Environment Agency (EA) estimates, MPs have been told. Peter Hammond, professor of Computational Biology, University College Londo...

Environment minister pledges laws to cut dumping of sewage in English rivers

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The environment minister, Rebecca Pow, has promised to bring in legislation to reduce discharge of raw sewage into rivers. Pow said that she would be placing a legal duty on government to come up with a plan to cut du...

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