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2011-07-11 07:40:00

"¨World War II bombing raids conducted during the 1940s could provide valuable insight as to how modern aviation technology is affecting our weather today, according to the results of a study recently published in the International Journal of Climatology."¨According to a July 7 press release from journal publishers Wiley-Blackwell, Professors Rob MacKenzie, now at the University of Birmingham, and Roger Timmis of the Environment Agency, analyzed historical data in order to determine...

2009-09-15 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it received a 2-year extension of its term on the National Engineering and Environmental Consultancy Agreement framework with the Environment Agency of England and Wales. Jacobs will provide project management and full-design services in support of the Environment Agency's national flood and coastal risk management and water resources capital works programs. In making the...

2008-10-10 12:00:18

By Mark Tallentire A WATER company has defended its environmental record after a conservation group said it was being allowed to dump unregulated sewage in the region's rivers. Northumbrian Water hit back after the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) accused the Environment Agency of giving water companies a "licence to pollute" by allowing thousands of overflow pipes to dump into rivers and coastal waters. The MCS said about 3,500 combined sewer overflows (CSOs), which discharge waste...

2008-10-09 18:00:00

By Tony Henderson RECENT flooding has been part of the price for the way the landscape has been changed in the past, a North river scientist has said. "We are paying the price for not thinking about how our management of the land impacts negatively on the water environment," said Professor Stuart Lane, executive director of the Institute of Hazard and Risk at Durham University. Prof Lane said past measures, such as digging drainage grips in upland moors, had caused major problems....

2008-10-08 18:00:16

TWO fishermen were arrested on suspicion of casting illegal nets. A crackdown on poaching has seen the Environment Agency step up its patrols on the River Wear in a bid to protect migrating salmon and sea trout. As part of the operation, Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officers arrested two men in the Port of Sunderland on Thursday night. Team leader Kevin Summerson, said: "The Environment Agency has worked closely with local government bodies and local police officers to...

2008-10-06 18:00:19

WITH blame flying in all directions, spokesman STUART BRENNAN from the Environment Agency has answered concerns about the handling of the floods. Q: Has there been a debrief to look at how the Environment Agency's procedures worked in response to the emergency and what was the outcome? Are there any lessons that have been learnt from the disaster? A: The Environment Agency held its main debrief on September 18, and is now in the process of putting an action plan together. This will...

2008-10-05 03:00:14

By Gillman, Susanna Thames Water has been instructed to revise parts of its plan for a reservoir near Abingdon in Oxfordshire by the Environment Agency. In response to the utility's draft water resource management plan (WRMP), the agency said it needs to do further work to prove the need for the project. The reservoir would hold 150 million cubic metres of water. Thames has already deferred seeking permission while it consults on its 25-year WRMP, but insisted that the project is a...

2008-10-04 18:00:11

By Tony Henderson THE success of a five-year environment- led regeneration programme in the North East was marked yesterday. The Mineral Valleys scheme has seen more than pounds 6m invested in the project area of west County Durham, ranging from Chester-le- Street to Bishop Auckland and bounded by Nenthead, Allenheads and Derwentside. Chairman of Natural England Sir Martin Doughty led the celebrations for the completion of Mineral Valleys yesterday at the Greenhouse centre in Annfield...

2008-10-03 18:00:15

By LIZ WALKER LANDFILL bosses have come under fire after a controversial site was found to have fallen short of environmental standards. The Environment Agency found the SITA UK facility at Path Head, near Ryton, Gateshead, had breached four conditions of its licence. Following a petition from residents, the European Commission has promised to visit the site to investigate further and consider suspending work. The breaches related to litter that had blown on to nearby streets and...

2008-10-01 18:00:19

POLICE, fire and environment officials swooped on an industrial estate yesterday to clamp down on polluters. River Lane in Saltney near the River Dee has suffered in the past from illegal waste activities such as flytipping and illegal burning and transportation of waste. The joint operation involved more than 25 officers from Environment Agency Wales, North Wales Police, Flintshire County Council and North Wales Fire and Rescue services. River Lane is an industrial and commercial...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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