News Roundup 07/12/2018: World Must Triple Efforts or Face Catastrophic Climate Change

World must triple efforts or face catastrophic climate change, says UN

Forest Fire, Forest, Climate Change

Rapid emissions turnaround needed to keep global warming at less than 2C, report suggestsCountries are failing to take the action needed to stave off the worst effects of climate change, a UN report has found, and the commitments made in the 2015 Paris agreement will not be met unless governments … read more

The climate report Trump tried to bury – key findings No 3: water is the next battleground

Globe, Earth, Water, Wave, Setting

Critical water supplies will become harder to manage, as droughts and flooding continue to intensifyKey findings No 2: some pollution action is far better than noneKey findings No 1: air pollution killsThe Trump administration published a major report on climate change the day after Thanksgiving. We will explore the key … read more

Terrawatch: Roman records show lasting effects of pollution

Industry, Sunrise, Fog, Germany, Factory

Sediment cores drilled from Swiss lake reveal it took 300 years to bounce back after Romans departedAll over the world lakes are in trouble. An excess of nutrients – from fertilisers, detergents and sewage – is upsetting the balance of life, leading to algal blooms and bottom-water dead-zones. Many places … read more

Feargal Sharkey’s mission to save our chalk streams

Rocks, Stream, Water, Nature

The former Undertones lead singer and keen fly fisherman is taking on the water companies and Environment AgencyFeargal Sharkey, the former frontman of the Undertones, is not a man who is short of opinions. By the time we’ve walked a few hundred metres, he’s discussed the plight of journalism, the … read more

I’m A Celebrity: Sair Khan battles her fear of water in Savage Sewers trial

Leaf, Leaves, Fall, Sewer, Drain, Grid

Sair Khan looks set to face her fears during Saturday’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, as she conquers her phobia of water during the Savage Sewers Bushtucker Trial. … read more

Author: Greg Child

Greg is an expert in drainage and has been in the business for over 30 years. He's the owner of Coastal Drains Ltd and a very, very friendly chap.

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