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Weatherwatch: Extreme flooding on rise in Europe over past 20 years | Science

Scientists track global statistics and conclude past events are not reliable predictors for future risk Aftermath of flooding inside the Glenridding Hotel caused by Storm Desmond in December 2015. Photograph: McCaren/LNP/REX/ShutterstockFor the inhabitants of the Cumbrian village of Glenridding, the winter of 2015/16 was a miserable one.

Communities offered £1m a year to host nuclear waste dump | Environment

New search for communities willing to host underground site for thousands of years An underground nuclear waste storage site under construction at Meuse in France. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesLocal communities around England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be offered £1m a year to volunteer to host an

Country diary: the fells are buzzing with hope | UK news

It was midday, but already the sun was low to the alder-fringed ridge of Dryhowe Pasture. A buzzard passed above the skyline, its underwings and tail stained like December’s landscape: peat-dark, and the paler patches like snow-remnants on winter bracken. A kestrel swerved elegantly into view, then