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Floating Not Flooding

Floating Not Flooding

Planning permission was granted in February 2012 for a property described by its architect as the UK’s first ‘amphibious’ house. According to Baca Architects, the firm behind the plans, an amphibious house is a building that “rests on the... Read More...

Flood & Erosion Risk

Flood & Erosion Risk

The Environment Agency has been working with Defra to develop a strategy for flood and coastal erosion risk management in England. The strategy is required under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and will describe what needs to... Read More...

Flood & Water Management Act 2010

Flood & Water Management Act 2010

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 received Royal Assent on the 08 April 2010. The main benefits of the act are as follows: Better protection for homes, communities and businesses from the risk of extreme weather as a result... Read More...

Flood and Coastal Erosion consultation

Flood and Coastal Erosion consultation

The Environment Agency has been working with Defra to develop a strategy for flood and coastal erosion risk management in England. The strategy is required under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and will describe what needs to... Read More...

Flood and Water Management Bill

Flood and Water Management Bill

The Flood and Water Management Bill will provide better, more comprehensive management of flood risk for people, homes and businesses.  The intention is to improve water resources management by combining recommendations from the Pitt Review  of lessons... Read More...

Flooding

Flooding

For information about flooding and other emergencies see Chichester District Council's website: Flooding Sandbags For more information about flooding, including road closures, see the West Sussex County Council website: Flooding Flooding and road closuresRead More...

Food and Climate Change

Food and Climate Change

Defra Science has just issued the Autumn 2010 edition of  'Elements', its online science magazine.  This edition is looking at the effect climate change may have food production, and how we can ensure a sustainable food supply in the face of potential change. Professor Bob Watson, Defra's Chief... Read More...

Giant Clams and Biofuel

Giant Clams and Biofuel

  Giant clams open up the potential of improved biofuel production   Penn researchers are collaborating to study how giant clams convert sunlight into energy(Credit: Malcolm Browne) Algae-based biofuels... Read More...

Good Beach Guide 2012

Good Beach Guide 2012

The silver anniversary edition of the Good Beach Guide, launched online by the Marine Conservation Society, has recommended 516 out of 754 (68%) UK bathing beaches tested last summer as having excellent water quality; this is a rise of... Read More...

Green Investment Bank

Green Investment Bank

The first Green Investment Bank is now a little closer to becoming a reality now that Business Secretary Vince Cable has published the criteria for deciding where the Bank will be based and what the Bank’s first priorities will... Read More...

Greening the post-Covid Recovery

Greening the post-Covid Recovery

In May the Committee held a session on the environmental implications of the Covid-19 crisis. Witnesses stressed how critical it would be to align the post-crisis recovery stimulus with the UK’s goals on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development... Read More...

Highly Protected Marine Areas

Highly Protected Marine Areas

An independent review led by former Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon and published on Mon 8 June, World Ocean Day 2020, is calling for the introduction of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) in English waters. The review was commissioned on... Read More...

How Vulnerable are our Wetlands?

How Vulnerable are our Wetlands?

The east and west coasts of the Manhood Peninsula are home to vast numbers of resident and migrating birds who benefit from the fact that Chichester and Pagham harbours hold the status of Ramsar sites, as well as many other... Read More...

Independent Environmental Regulator

Independent Environmental Regulator

The Environment Bill will establish a new independent environmental watchdog, the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP).  This strong and independent body is a key part of the government’s vision to lead the world in protecting our environment and building... Read More...

Integrated Water Management

Integrated Water Management

Water and its effective management are vital to life and with better integration. There is a growing awareness of the important role of planning in joining up land use and water management. The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership... Read More...

IPCC Report: Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis

IPCC Report: Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth's climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, released today.... Read More...