News Roundup 19/09/2018: 100 New Drinking Fountains for London

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Sadiq Khan announces 100 new drinking fountains for London

Drinking Fountain

Mayor’s plan builds on success of this year’s scheme to build 20 fountains across the capitalLondon could soon be awash with drinking fountains, with 100 new installations in the pipeline across the capital.This year plans for 20 fountains were unveiled in a joint venture between the mayor of London and … read more

Nationalising Britain’s water could make us the dirty man of Europe again | Angela Smith

Navy Ship

We should keep up standards and resist simplistic calls for state ownership that wouldn’t automatically clean up our waterThere has been much discussion about the potential ownership structures of the water sector in recent months, but there has been very little thought given to actual operation of the industry.And nowhere … read more

Global warming must not exceed 1.5C, warns landmark UN report

Global Warming

Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC climate change report – live updates and reaction. In a stark new warning, the world’s leading climate scientists have shown that global warming must be kept to a maximum of 1.5C to lessen the risk of … read more

‘Don’t call it a disaster’: how to change the conversation about drought


It’s not about more money for farmers. It’s about long-term settings for a changing climate – and taking the politics out of it. Read part one and two of The New NormalCentral to the Australian meaning of drought is the idea of a rainfall deficiency, a term that suggests less than … read more

High chance of El Niño in Australia, worsening heat, bushfires and drought

Drought in Australia

‘This is not good news,’ Bureau of Meteorology says, warning drought conditions could get worseHeatwaves and bushfires are predicted in southern Australia thanks to a 70% chance of El Niño weather conditions, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned. Although cyclones may ease up in the north by the end of … read more

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