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The United Kingdom is ill-prepared for the devastation that future storms could bring, scientists have warned, in the aftermath of Storm Ciarán’s lashing across the country. Experts believe that a warming atmosphere caused by emissions from the burning of fossil fuels will make storms more frequent and severe in the UK. This autumn alone, hurricanes have caused thousands of homes in the UK to flood, and last week, nearly 150,000 households were left without power. The impact of Storm Ciarán was particularly felt in Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney, where schools were forced to close due to the severe weather conditions.…

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The UK’s steel industry’s shift towards cleaner electric arc furnaces has reignited calls to scrap the controversial Cumbrian coalmine project, which was approved just last December. With the industry’s reliance on coking coal set to diminish significantly, the economic viability of the proposed mine hangs in the balance. British Steel’s decision to replace its blast furnaces at Scunthorpe and Tata Steel’s potential closure of its Port Talbot facilities marks a significant turning point in the UK’s steel sector. These moves signal a clear preference for electric arc furnaces, which use 87 times less coal than traditional blast furnaces. The Cumbrian…

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Despite government pledges to tackle deforestation, a new investigation has revealed that the United Kingdom continues to import products linked to the destruction of tropical forests. Campaigners have slammed the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for its inaction, urging swift measures to halt the trade in deforestation-linked commodities. The Environment Act 2021 banned using commodities produced on illegally deforested land abroad. However, the implementation of this ban has been stalled due to Defra’s failure to publish a list of the things covered by the regulations. Zac Goldsmith, the former environment minister, expressed his frustration with the delay,…

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