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21 Feb 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
"Nature is our home. Good economics demands we manage it better,” said Cambridge University economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta on 2 February as he presented his highly anticipated review, "The Economics of Biodiversity". Water challenges feature high in the 600-page “Dasgupta Review”, which examines the economics of biodiversity and lays out a framework for a radical move away from economic thinking that measures progress in terms of global GDP...
3 Feb 2021 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
Water challenges featured on the agenda as one of the “action themes” at January's Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, hosted virtually by the Netherlands, with more than 30 world leaders stating unequivocally their firm support of climate adaptation action, and marking a return to the world climate stage of the United States...
29 Jul 2020 LONDON, United Kingdom
New research from three universities in London reveals that microplastics are present in high quantities across the tidal Thames River in London and are being ingested by the river’s wildlife. While pollution from trace metals still exists in the river, it is on the decline. More recently, plastic fibres, attributed to washing machine outflow, and fragments of larger plastic, attributed to fragmentation of packaging items are now a major issue...
18 May 2020 LONDON
Boris Johnson has been rebuked after falsely suggesting that Covid-19 could be in the UK water supply. A Number 10 spokesman was forced to correct the Prime Minister after he made the remarks in Parliament while outlining new measures to tackle the pandemic. Johnson suggested that the disease could be tracked in the water system, aiding local responses to infection "flare-ups".
29 Feb 2020 LONDON, United Kingdom
Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency of England Wales, has suggested that new approaches must be taken in dealing with climate change, citing devastation caused by recent storms Ciara and Dennis.Bevan called, 25 February, for a continuation of action that has been policy for some years: “building and maintaining strong defences to reduce the risk of communities being flooded...
13 Feb 2020 GLASGOW, Scotland
Alok Sharma has been announced by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the United Kingdom’s Minister with responsibility for COP26, the United Nations Climate Summit which will take place in Glasgow, Scotland in November this year. He is also the UK’s new Minister for the country’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy...
22 Sep 2019 DUBLIN
A priest handed Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar a bottle of holy water to take to his next meeting with Boris Johnson. "Taoiseach, I know that you are going to New York next week [for the U.N. General Assembly] and meeting Boris Johnson. A small little bit of added protection for you," Father Richard Gibbons, the parish priest of Knock in the west of Ireland, said Friday as he handed a small bottle to Varadkar...
25 Apr 2018 LONDON, UK
A UK television documentary broadcast April 24 by the country's Channel 4 featured a scientific autopsy on five tonnes of so-called “fatberg”, taken from a sewer under the city’s Blackfriars Road. Experts analyzed the contents to discover the chemistry, biology and toxicology as well as how non-flushable items such as wipes contributed to its formation...
19 Mar 2018 LONDON
Both Brandon Lewis and Boris Johnson admitted that Russia may launch a cyber attack to disrupt the UK's electricity grid, nuclear power, NHS and water systems. The shocking revelation comes amid growing tensions between the two military powers, following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal last week.
15 Sep 2017 LONDON
Thames Water engineers have started a three-week sewer war against a giant 250 metre long fatberg around 10 times bigger than the famous Kingston monster found in 2013. The Whitechapel fatberg is one of the largest ever found, with the extreme rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies, fat and oil weighing the same as 11 double decker buses...