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Reading Evening Post
Mayor launches river cleanvolunteers in helping manage vegetation, clear litter and improve wildlife habi
Mayor launches river clean
Reading Evening Post / Posted 6 hours ago
volunteers in helping manage vegetation, clear litter and improve wildlife habitat, as part of the project supported by the Environment Agency. Cllr Khan said: “I am delighted members of the Reading community are planning practical action to... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Hazy conditions in Singapore to persist on Saturdayconditions are expected to persist on Saturday (Aug 27), although there was som
Hazy conditions in Singapore to persist on Saturday
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 hours ago
conditions are expected to persist on Saturday (Aug 27), although there was some improvement in air quality, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said. The improvement in the haze situation on Saturday morning was due to a slight shift in the... Read more
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The China Post
Singapore shrouded in acrid smog sparked by blazein the whole of 2015 but the data suggest that most of this year's arrests invo
Singapore shrouded in acrid smog sparked by blaze
The China Post / Posted 19 hours ago
in the whole of 2015 but the data suggest that most of this year's arrests involved smallholders. Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) said the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) breached "very unhealthy" levels of 215 during the day. PSI... Read more
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Northern Echo
Illegal crayfish traps found in River Wearare not enough to control the population, which can lead to increases in number
Illegal crayfish traps found in River Wear
Northern Echo / Posted 20 hours ago
are not enough to control the population, which can lead to increases in numbers. Acting on information, officers from the Environment Agency removed the illegal traps and are now investigating. Kev Summerson, fisheries enforcement technical... Read more
21h
The Daily Jeffersonian
Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singaporea regional crisis. Singapore's three-hour air pollution index was at 157 by la
Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 21 hours ago
a regional crisis. Singapore's three-hour air pollution index was at 157 by late afternoon, after peaking at 215. Its environment agency doesn't give a health warning with the limited duration index, but on a 24-hour basis it says levels above... Read more
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chroniclelive
Multi-million pound flood repairs project starts in Northumberland townerosion near the cricket club and will modify the crest levels of the ramp so i
Multi-million pound flood repairs project starts in Northumberland town
chroniclelive / Posted 23 hours ago
erosion near the cricket club and will modify the crest levels of the ramp so it matches the height of the flood wall. The Environment Agency will also install six metre long sheet piles to stabilise the bank further down from the club, which is... Read more
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Rappler
Singapore shrouded in smog as haze returns to Southeast Asiain the whole of 2015 but the data suggest that most of this year's arrests invo
Singapore shrouded in smog as haze returns to Southeast Asia
Rappler / Posted 23 hours ago
in the whole of 2015 but the data suggest that most of this year's arrests involved smallholders. Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) said the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) breached "very unhealthy" levels of 215 during the day. PSI... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
NEA CEO writes to Indonesia to register concerns over hazeSINGAPORE: The Chief Executive Officer of the National Environment Agency on Fr
NEA CEO writes to Indonesia to register concerns over haze
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
SINGAPORE: The Chief Executive Officer of the National Environment Agency on Friday (Aug 26) wrote to his Indonesian counterpart to register Singapore's concerns over additional episodes of deterioration in air quality in Singapore, should fires in... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Smoke from Indonesian fires hits 'unhealthy' levels in Singaporelevel as acrid smoke drifted over the island from fires on Indonesia's Sumatra
Smoke from Indonesian fires hits 'unhealthy' levels in Singapore
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
level as acrid smoke drifted over the island from fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island, the city-state's National Environment Agency (NEA) said, in a repeat of an annual crisis. Every dry season, smoke from fires set to clear land for... Read more
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New Kerala
Haze hits Singapore, air quality 'unhealthy' - newkerala.com #110098the Straits of Malacca by westerly winds, with satellite images showing hotspot
Haze hits Singapore, air quality 'unhealthy' - newkerala.com #110098
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
the Straits of Malacca by westerly winds, with satellite images showing hotspots over Sumatra, Indonesia. The National Environment Agency (NEA), which has started a daily haze advisory, said the haze is forecast to be in the high end of the... Read more
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Swissinfo
Acrid smoke from Indonesian fires drifts over Singaporerose on Friday as acrid smoke drifted over the island from fires on Indonesia's
Acrid smoke from Indonesian fires drifts over Singapore
Swissinfo / Posted yesterday
rose on Friday as acrid smoke drifted over the island from fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island, the city-state's National Environment Agency (NEA) said. Every dry season, smoke from fires set to clear land for palm oil and pulp and paper... Read more
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PhysOrg
Singapore shrouded in smog as haze returns to SE Asiahas faced intense criticism from its neighbours over its failure to halt the an
Singapore shrouded in smog as haze returns to SE Asia
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
has faced intense criticism from its neighbours over its failure to halt the annual smog outbreaks. Singapore's National Environment Agency said the three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) was at 165 as of 0400 GMT on Friday. The reading for... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Lighthouse workcould start as early as next month to repair Maryport’s lighthouse. Allerdale
Lighthouse work
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted yesterday
could start as early as next month to repair Maryport’s lighthouse. Allerdale council is waiting for paperwork from the Environment Agency before restoration of the structure can begin. A spokeswoman said that no definite date can yet be given,... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Singapore shrouded in smog as haze returns to SE Asiahas faced intense criticism from its neighbours over its failure to halt the an
Singapore shrouded in smog as haze returns to SE Asia
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted yesterday
has faced intense criticism from its neighbours over its failure to halt the annual smog outbreaks. Singapore's National Environment Agency said the three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) was at 165 as of 0400 GMT on Friday. The reading for... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Singapore shrouded in smog as haze returns to SE Asiahas faced intense criticism from its neighbours over its failure to halt the an
Singapore shrouded in smog as haze returns to SE Asia
The Borneo Post / Posted yesterday
has faced intense criticism from its neighbours over its failure to halt the annual smog outbreaks. Singapore’s National Environment Agency said the three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) was at 165 as of 0400 GMT on Friday. The reading for... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Singapore shrouded in smog as haze returns to SE Asiahas faced intense criticism from its neighbours over its failure to halt the an
Singapore shrouded in smog as haze returns to SE Asia
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
has faced intense criticism from its neighbours over its failure to halt the annual smog outbreaks. Singapore’s National Environment Agency said the three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) was at 165 as of 0400 GMT on Friday. The reading for... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singaporein Indonesia caused a regional crisis. Singapore’s three-hour air pollution in
Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
in Indonesia caused a regional crisis. Singapore’s three-hour air pollution index had risen to 198 by early afternoon. Its environment agency doesn’t give a health warning with the limited duration index, but on a 24-hour basis it says levels above... Read more
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The China Post
Singapore shrouded in smog as haze returns to SE Asiahas faced intense criticism from its neighbours over its failure to halt the an
Singapore shrouded in smog as haze returns to SE Asia
The China Post / Posted yesterday
has faced intense criticism from its neighbours over its failure to halt the annual smog outbreaks.Singapore's National Environment Agency said the three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) was at 165 as of 0400 GMT on Friday. The reading for... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Singapore shrouded in smog as haze returns to SE Asiahas faced intense criticism from its neighbours over its failure to halt the an
Singapore shrouded in smog as haze returns to SE Asia
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted yesterday
has faced intense criticism from its neighbours over its failure to halt the annual smog outbreaks. Singapore's National Environment Agency said the three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) was at 165 as of 0400 GMT on Friday. The reading for... Read more
18 related stories
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Brandon Sun
Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singaporein Indonesia caused a regional crisis. Singapore's three-hour air pollution in
Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore
Brandon Sun / Posted yesterday
in Indonesia caused a regional crisis. Singapore's three-hour air pollution index had risen to 198 by early afternoon. Its environment agency doesn't give a health warning with the limited duration index, but on a 24-hour basis it says levels above... Read more
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Express and Star
Hickory's Smokehouse fire: Scenes of devastation as owners pay thanks for support « Express & Starother outlets are in Chester, Rhos-on-Sea, West Kirkby and Burton Green. Police
Hickory's Smokehouse fire: Scenes of devastation as owners pay thanks for support « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
other outlets are in Chester, Rhos-on-Sea, West Kirkby and Burton Green. Police officers were at the closed A449/Kidderminster Road, along with workers from the Environment Agency, National Grid and Western Power. Subscribe to our ma... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
'Hazy skies' over several parts of Singaporeto Channel NewsAsia to say that they could smell the haze from different parts
'Hazy skies' over several parts of Singapore
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
to Channel NewsAsia to say that they could smell the haze from different parts of the country. According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), the 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading at 10am was 51-62 in the Moderate range. This... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
'Haze smell' reported in parts of Singaporeto Channel NewsAsia to say that they could smell the haze from different parts
'Haze smell' reported in parts of Singapore
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
to Channel NewsAsia to say that they could smell the haze from different parts of the country. According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), the 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading at 9am was 46-58 in the Good to Moderate... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Councillors unite to help flood-hit homeownerswhen it comes to flood defences. Mr Wilson said: "I'm asking the South Lakes D
Councillors unite to help flood-hit homeowners
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 2 days ago
when it comes to flood defences. Mr Wilson said: "I'm asking the South Lakes Distric Council to put pressure on the Environment Agency. "We didn't get any flood warnings, there were no warnings on the major media sites." Mr Wilson echoed... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Ulverston councillors hit out over “broken promises” for flood defencesin Ulverston have expressed their anger after feeling promises made to them hav
Ulverston councillors hit out over “broken promises” for flood defences
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 2 days ago
in Ulverston have expressed their anger after feeling promises made to them have been broken. It is felt that the Environment Agency have not done enough to ensure that houses in south Ulverston are protected from flooding. After... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Loddon Bridge Park and Ride stays closed todayclosed today after a flood warning was issued for the area. Council bosses hav
Loddon Bridge Park and Ride stays closed today
Reading Evening Post / Posted 2 days ago
closed today after a flood warning was issued for the area. Council bosses have closed the car park to commuters after the Environment Agency issued the warning on the adjacent River Loddon yesterday. Flooding fears close Park and Ride The car... Read more
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birminghammail
Emergency crews in major Birmingham city centre training exerciseService said: “It is important that the emergency services, as well as other or
Emergency crews in major Birmingham city centre training exercise
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
Service said: “It is important that the emergency services, as well as other organisations such as the City Council and the Environment Agency, take part in regular training exercises to test operational responses and policies in large-scale... Read more
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Northern Echo
Firefighters tackle blaze at Yorwaste recycling centre near CatterickFire and Rescue, helped to move waste material to prevent the fire from spreadi
Firefighters tackle blaze at Yorwaste recycling centre near Catterick
Northern Echo / Posted 2 days ago
Fire and Rescue, helped to move waste material to prevent the fire from spreading further. No-one has been injured. The Environment Agency, along with Yorwaste’s local authority customers – North Yorkshire County Council, Richmondshire District... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Will our glorious heatwave hold out for the Bank Holiday weekend?Monday, which is set to still reach highs of 22C despite the wet weather. Afte
Will our glorious heatwave hold out for the Bank Holiday weekend?
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
Monday, which is set to still reach highs of 22C despite the wet weather. After the north’s floods earlier this week, the Environment Agency warned of travel disruption from more surface water flooding tomorrow and on Saturday. A Met Office... Read more
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Reuters
Philippines could suspend more mines in environmental crackdownan environmentalist who thinks open-pit mining is "madness", spoke after a Sena
Philippines could suspend more mines in environmental crackdown
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
an environmentalist who thinks open-pit mining is "madness", spoke after a Senate hearing tackling the 2017 budget of the environment agency. Her stance on mining is backed by President Duterte who has previously warned miners to strictly follow... Read more
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The News and Star
Carlisle farmer must pay £4,700 for slurry offenceA farmer who pleaded guilty to a slurry offence has been ordered to pay more th
Carlisle farmer must pay £4,700 for slurry offence
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
A farmer who pleaded guilty to a slurry offence has been ordered to pay more than £4,700 to the Environment Agency. Ian Alexander Murray, of Newby Hall, Carlisle, was charged with failing to properly store slurry arising from operations on his... Read more
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Derbyshire Times
More than 60 Chesterfield homes fitted with flood defenceshouse if there was a flood when we were out and we could not get access to the
More than 60 Chesterfield homes fitted with flood defences
Derbyshire Times / Posted 3 days ago
house if there was a flood when we were out and we could not get access to the property.” The work has been funded by the Environment Agency with Chesterfield Borough Council contributing £45,000. Councillor Chris Ludlow, the council’s cabinet... Read more
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This is West Country
PHOTOS: Cheeky seal spotted on River Tone at Creech St MichaelTone this week. The pirate seal, known affectionately as Tone, was spotted on
PHOTOS: Cheeky seal spotted on River Tone at Creech St Michael
This is West Country / Posted 3 days ago
Tone this week. The pirate seal, known affectionately as Tone, was spotted on Tuesday (August 23) hauling itself onto an Environment Agency boat at Creech St Michael. And he was back again this morning and has also been seen swimming in the... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Ulverston residents threatened by floodwaters againbeck flooded fields and inched closer to their properties by the minute. They
Ulverston residents threatened by floodwaters again
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 3 days ago
beck flooded fields and inched closer to their properties by the minute. They claim the area has been neglected by the Environment Agency and fear that when winter arrives, their houses will be vulnerable again. South Ulverston still bears the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
NEA to study disposable packaging's environmental impactA study to assess disposable packaging for takeaway food or dining in, and sing
NEA to study disposable packaging's environmental impact
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
A study to assess disposable packaging for takeaway food or dining in, and single-use carriers, was called by the National Environment Agency on Wednesday (Aug 24). To better inform its policies on the use of disposable packaging, NEA will be... Read more
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Express and Star
Brierley Hill eyesore mound of rubbish is going, going, gone « Express & Startogether they can change things in their area. “Everybody was deeply unhappy a
Brierley Hill eyesore mound of rubbish is going, going, gone « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
together they can change things in their area. “Everybody was deeply unhappy about that site but we have worked with the Environment Agency and the owners and have managed to get something done about it.” Steve Dunn, secretary of the Brierley... Read more
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Farming Life
Country split by weather as parts of north put on flood alertwise it is going to be the south east corner that is going to see the higher va
Country split by weather as parts of north put on flood alert
Farming Life / Posted 3 days ago
wise it is going to be the south east corner that is going to see the higher values over the next few days." The Environment Agency currently has 14 flood warnings, including five for the River Wyre in Lancashire, and 19 flood alerts in... Read more
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Daily Star
Brits hits the beach in sizzling heatwave – but Northerners aren't happyand Lancashire – underwater. A woman was rescued from her car yesterday after
Brits hits the beach in sizzling heatwave – but Northerners aren't happy
Daily Star / Posted 3 days ago
and Lancashire – underwater. A woman was rescued from her car yesterday after widespread flooding hit Lancashire. The Environment agency has issued 19 flood alerts in places across the north west for today. Flood defence schemes are also... Read more
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Sussex Express
Man jailed after dumping 1,200 tonnes of waste in Uckfield22 and pleaded guilty to dumping waste wood for illegal profit on the Squires I
Man jailed after dumping 1,200 tonnes of waste in Uckfield
Sussex Express / Posted 3 days ago
22 and pleaded guilty to dumping waste wood for illegal profit on the Squires Industrial Estate in Easons Green. The Environment Agency say he was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and ordered to pay £3,000 in costs. Whilst passing... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Cumbria farmer in court over storage of dangerous slurryguilty, received a conditional discharge for 12 months and was ordered to pay a
Cumbria farmer in court over storage of dangerous slurry
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 3 days ago
guilty, received a conditional discharge for 12 months and was ordered to pay a contribution cost of £4,768.65 to the Environment Agency. The defendant operated a dairy farm comprising 50 to 60 milking cows at Newby Hall, Carlisle. The Farm... Read more
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Banbury Guardian
Flood protection scheme for King’s Sutton street is delayedCouncil. SNC has been working with residents, the local Flood Alleviation Commi
Flood protection scheme for King’s Sutton street is delayed
Banbury Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
Council. SNC has been working with residents, the local Flood Alleviation Committee, King’s Sutton Parish Council and the Environment Agency. Dermot Bambridge, SNC’s councillor for environmental services said: “This delay could add further cost... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
What a difference a day makes... from flood warnings to 27C sunwill be a welcome boost for those enjoying the summer break, after several days
What a difference a day makes... from flood warnings to 27C sun
Manchester Evening News / Posted 4 days ago
will be a welcome boost for those enjoying the summer break, after several days of grey skies and rain. On Monday, the Environment Agency issued flood alerts across the Lower Irwell Valley, including parts of Salford , Manchester and... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
'Why were residents not warned about flooding?' - Ulverston councillorin a number of places. Councillor Mark Wilson, mayor of Ulverston, who is also
'Why were residents not warned about flooding?' - Ulverston councillor
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 4 days ago
in a number of places. Councillor Mark Wilson, mayor of Ulverston, who is also on Cumbria County Council, has accused the Environment Agency of failing to act and warn residents. Why were no flood warnings sent? He said: "Expected rainfall at... Read more
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The News and Star
A595 road reopens following flash floodsbeing warned of the possibility of flooding. Heavy rainfall overnight, which h
A595 road reopens following flash floods
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
being warned of the possibility of flooding. Heavy rainfall overnight, which has continued this morning, has led to the Environment Agency issuing a flood alert for the rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck. In its alert, the Environment Agency... Read more
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Express and Star
Notorious RDF rubbish pile finally disappearing from Brierley Hill « Express & Starsaid. "It really has been an appalling eyesore."The rubbish pile in Brierley H
Notorious RDF rubbish pile finally disappearing from Brierley Hill « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 4 days ago
said. "It really has been an appalling eyesore."The rubbish pile in Brierley Hill as it looked in 2012 According to the Environment Agency the removal has taken so long because they wanted to ensure the cost didn't fall on taxpayers, and that... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Good Samaritan is hailed as a hero as devastating floods hit Cumbria once againButcher, who lives in North Lonsdale Road, said: "It filled up in an hour and a
Good Samaritan is hailed as a hero as devastating floods hit Cumbria once again
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Butcher, who lives in North Lonsdale Road, said: "It filled up in an hour and a half. "I'm wondering if the work the Environment Agency has done in the town has put more pressure onto South Ulverston. "We have had the Environment Agency... Read more
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Saddleworth Extra
Council 'failing public over blocked gullies'clogged gullies and drains. And recently, Saddleworth parish councillors, Katr
Council 'failing public over blocked gullies'
Saddleworth Extra / Posted 4 days ago
clogged gullies and drains. And recently, Saddleworth parish councillors, Katrina Roman and Paul Fryer, visited an Environment Agency facility in North Yorkshire to study how they dealt with flooding issues. Their findings will be... Read more
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FOX Business
Business Highlightsdisputing fine for coal ash pollution RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The nation's larges
Business Highlights
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
disputing fine for coal ash pollution RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The nation's largest electric company and North Carolina's environment agency are negotiating over a fine of about $7 million pollution to punish Duke Energy for a big spill of... Read more
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FOX Business
Business Highlightsdisputing fine for coal ash pollution RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The nation's larges
Business Highlights
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
disputing fine for coal ash pollution RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The nation's largest electric company and North Carolina's environment agency are negotiating over a fine of about $7 million pollution to punish Duke Energy for a big spill of... Read more
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Northern Echo
Water cascades from Yorkshire Dales caves as north remains on flood alertwise it is going to be the south east corner that is going to see the higher va
Water cascades from Yorkshire Dales caves as north remains on flood alert
Northern Echo / Posted 4 days ago
wise it is going to be the south east corner that is going to see the higher values over the next few days." The Environment Agency currently has 14 flood warnings, including five for the River Wyre in Lancashire, and 19 flood alerts in... Read more
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