Drought formally declared across much of England

The Environment Agency has declared that eight areas of England are officially in the midst of a drought, as the country bakes in the dries summer in 50 years. Devon and Cornwall, Solent and South Downs, Kent and South London, Herts and North London, East Anglia, Thames, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, and the East Midlands were … Read more

‘World’s first zero carbon healthcare service’: NHS Property Services unveils new Green Plan

A three-year ‘Green Plan’ to help the NHS deliver on its goals of net zero emissions by 2040 and mitigate the impacts of climate change has today been published by NHS Property Services (NHSPS). The first-of-its-kind plan forms part of the NHSPS’ wider ‘Delivering a Greener NHS’ program and will see the estate manager of … Read more

Going Under: 200,000 homes and businesses at risk of rising sea levels

Nearly 200,000 English properties are at risk of being abandoned by the 2050s due to climate change-induced sea level rise, according to a major new study published today. Average sea levels around England are expected to be around 35cm higher by 2050 than their historical level and will continue to rise as increasing global temperatures … Read more