Data from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government shows that 9% of new houses built between 2017 and 2018 were built on land with at least a one in 100 chance of annual river flooding, or a one in 200 chance of sea flooding. … [Read more...] about UK weather: Fears flood defences may burst as rivers reach highest levels in history
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Urban encroachment – the steady chipping away at arable land through unauthorised construction – haunts the Delta everywhere you look. Despite a web of legislation outlawing illegal building practices and theoretically "fencing off" agricultural land, in every direction the sweeping vista of wheat fields and rice paddies always ends abruptly in a cluster of half-built homes. There are more than 4,000 people per square mile in the Delta; it's hard to think of any other place where humans and the environment around them are more closely intertwined. With Egypt's present-day population of 83 million set to increase to more than 110 million in the next two decades, the seemingly unstoppable spread of bricks and mortar over the soil is both the most visible symptom of the country's demographic time-bomb and an inevitable response to it. … [Read more...] about Nile Delta: ‘We are going underwater. The sea will conquer our lands’
Does this mark the end of the cosy country hearth and the cool urban stove? Not yet. The restrictions are limited and will be phased in over several years. Even after they come into full effect, fire lovers will still be able to collect their own kindling and branches and buy seasoned or kiln-dried logs (as long as they have moisture levels below 20%). This fuel is more expensive, but burns more efficiently and more cleanly, which means more heat, lower flue maintenance costs and fewer health concerns. It is also easier to light and produces a satisfying crackle rather than a sputtering hiss. … [Read more...] about Coal and wet wood burning: how will UK restrictions work?
“The UK is a major global financial hub and in recent years has become a fintech leader as well. At the same time, it is starting to demonstrate significant potential to become a leader in blockchain technologies and the crypto economy,” he said. “The gap between the two worlds of traditional finance and crypto economy remains, but in the coming years we can expect this to lessen and eventually disappear.” … [Read more...] about UK in strong position to be leader in crypto economy, report says
The mid-Atlantic coast is expected to see some of the greatest increases in flood frequency. Places such as Annapolis, Maryland and Washington, DC can expect more than 150 tidal floods a year, and several locations in New Jersey could see 80 tidal floods or more. … [Read more...] about NASA announces new program to study flooding in the Mississippi River Delta outside of New Orleans, where 5,000 square miles of land has been lost to rising sea levels since the 1930s