Flooding

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Somerset estate offers rare peek into life of beavers with launch of online tour
National Trust project shows family home of ‘nature’s engineers’ and how they have improved the environment for other wildlife

Steven Morris

02, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Weather tracker: Auckland hit by wettest January on record
High temperatures allow more moisture to be held in atmosphere, with Westport in South Island recording its hottest day

Azure Prior (Metdesk)

30, Jan, 2023 @7:44 AM

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‘Everything’s gone’: eerie silence on Enid Street provides a glimpse into Australia’s climate future
Flood buybacks in Goodna, west of Brisbane, have emptied homes and disrupted lives. Now the bulldozers are moving in

Joe Hinchliffe Photography: Dan Peled

28, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Flood-damaged NSW roads leave families with 20km drive to school bus stops
Degraded roads and washed out creek crossings have left regional parents considering changing their children’s schools

Fleur Connick

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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North Sea flood devastates large areas of low-lying Europe – archive, 1953
On the night of 31 January 1953, a heavy storm struck the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK, overwhelming sea defences and causing extensive flooding. See how the Guardian and Observer reported events

Compiled by Richard Nelsson

25, Jan, 2023 @12:13 PM

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Thousands of dead carp wash up on South Australia’s beaches
Invasive fish carried in flood waters die in marine environment, as scientists call for herpes virus to be considered in management

Tory Shepherd

24, Jan, 2023 @6:14 AM

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Long way around: Australian man’s epic 5,000km detour to get his car back home
After the way home was cut off by floods, Chris English set off on an alternative route further than driving from Madrid to Moscow

Elias Visontay

19, Jan, 2023 @3:44 AM

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Flood alert systems automated as Environment Agency workers go on strike
Automatic warning system activated to issue flood alerts during industrial action by staff on Wednesday

Damien Gayle

18, Jan, 2023 @8:23 AM

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From wetland wonder to Woodstock: in praise of the alder tree
Plantwatch pays tribute to a water-resistant species whose uses range from flood defence to Hendrix’s Fender Stratocaster

Paul Simons

18, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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UK weather: heavy snow could trigger power cuts as country freezes
Met Office warns of up to 15cm of snow in some areas as public urged not to travel due to treacherous conditions

Jessica Murray

17, Jan, 2023 @4:24 PM

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Activists call for immediate halt to duck and kangaroo hunting after Murray Darling floods
Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia have increased kangaroo harvest quotas for 2023 but impact from floods yet to be assessed

Fleur Connick

17, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Dangerous flash flooding’ warning for North Queensland regions – as it happened
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Josh Taylor and Rafqa Touma (earlier)

17, Jan, 2023 @7:43 AM

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