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Long-term Warning as Drought Spreads in England

The UK Environment Agency has warned that the drought in England could last beyond Christmas. Seventeen counties in South West England and the Midlands have now moved into official drought status, after two dry winters have left rivers and ground

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Hydropower on the Increase in Britain

There has been a six-fold increase in the number of hydropower schemes planned in England and Wales since 2008, the Environment Agency has announced. In 2010 the Environment Agency granted licences for 65 schemes, compared with 10 in 2008. To

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UK River Levels Measured by GE Pressure Sensors

High performance level pressure sensors from the sensing business of GE Measurement & Control Solutions are helping the Environment Agency to forecast floods in England and Wales and to prepare for the possibility of flooding. The sensors monitor river levels

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Hydropower Capacity to Treble in Britain

Encouraged by Government incentives to increase renewable energy usage, Britain is on track to substantially expand its use of hydropower technology, with the number of plants in England and Wales set to increase from 400 to 1,200 by 2020. The

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