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1. 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
2. Managing flooding by working with nature

The government announced £15m 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. Solving the mysteries of the monsoon

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

Tags: Atmosphere, Weather
7. 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
8. 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
9. Global warming to bring heavier summer downpours

Global warming could cause extreme summer downpours to become several times more frequent in the UK by 2100, a new study suggests.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Flooding, Hazards, UK, Weather
10. El NiƱo threatens food crop yields

Major disruption to global weather patterns triggered by El Niño events can reduce global yields of important food crops, say scientists.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Climate, Farming, Food, Hazards, Health, Weather

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