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1. Flash Flood! - Environmental science in virtual reality

If you came to last October's Into the blue science showcase in Manchester you may have been offered the chance to immerse yourself in a dangerous virtual river valley, with the game Flash Flood!

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, Technology, Weather
2. Trees of the sea share their secrets

Coralline algae are found on nearly every shore in the world and could be holding important clues to climate change. Kelvin Boot explores.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth system, Ecology, Marine life, Weather
3. Managing flooding by working with nature

The government announced £15 million for natural flood management initiatives, we went to find out more about what they are and what they can do.

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, UK, Weather
4. Is climate change causing more UK floods?

Nick Reynard, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's lead for natural hazards, reports.

Tags: Climate, Flooding, Hazards, UK, Water, Weather
5. Groundwater: The threat beneath our feet

Groundwater is the ultimate invisible asset. Originating in rain and snowfall that works its way down into soil and rock, it supports key ecosystems and meets the water needs of millions. But it can also pose a potential flood risk.

Tags: Flooding, Geology, Hazards, Mapping, Water, Weather
6. On the road to resilience in Ethiopia

It's time to rethink roads. In the vital fields of flood prevention and water supply, they offer incredible potential to enhance and enrich the lives of some of the world's poorest people.

Tags: Farming, Hazards, Poverty, Sustainability, Water, Weather
7. Solving the mysteries of the monsoon

Scientists have just returned from a groundbreaking research campaign to understand the Indian monsoon.

Tags: Atmosphere, Weather
8. Shutting the flood gates

In 1953, more than 300 people died in the UK alone when heavy storms swept a high spring tide over sea defences and across coastal towns in north-east England and Scotland. Today floods still make headlines but our ability to limit their effects has come a long way. Adele Walker explains why.

Tags: Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, UK, Weather
9. The science of sustainable drainage

As the floods that struck Britain in early 2014 made all too clear, heavy rain can be bad news for homes, businesses and the environment. Tom Marshall found out how the British Geological Survey is helping housebuilders control flooding while saving money.

Tags: Environmental change, Hazards, Health, Natural resources, Pollution, UK, Water, Weather
10. Podcast: Storm surges and their effect on coastal sand dunes

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Joanna Bullard and Jonathan Millett of Loughborough University describe the work they're doing to find out how quickly sand dunes along the east coast of England recover from the erosion caused by massive storm surges - like the one that struck the UK coastline on 5 December 2013.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Environmental change, Flooding, Podcasts, UK, Weather

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