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House price inflation at three year high, Property

House price inflation at three year high

Plus the effect of weather on prices

By | Property | Thursday, 4 July 2013 at 12:09 pm

Record rainfall will increase subsidence risk this year, Property

Record rainfall will increase subsidence risk this year

Since 2001 there have been more than 220,000 cases of subsidence in the UK

By | Property | Thursday, 14 February 2013 at 10:08 am

Earth Science Week: The fight against flooding in Manila, Notebook

Earth Science Week: The fight against flooding in Manila

The last time I wrote a blog for The Independent I was sat on a sagging mattress in a dingy, damp hotel room in Metro Manila, eating a dubious pot noodle (the restaurants were closed), and hoping against hope that the internet might just hold up just long enough for me to file my copy – it didn’t of course, and I had to dictate it all over a crackly phone line which took infinitely longer than it should have done. It was August 7th 2012, the day a tropical monsoon downpour caused devastating flooding in the densely-populated city, which affected more than 1.2 million people.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Monday, 15 October 2012 at 11:00 am

Why poor people are more likely to suffer from floods, Property

Why poor people are more likely to suffer from floods

Vulnerability to flooding is about social context, not just physical environment

By | Property | Tuesday, 2 October 2012 at 9:33 am

How to cope with flooding, Property

How to cope with flooding

Flood damage causes an average of £17,000 worth of damage per incident

By | Property | Thursday, 14 June 2012 at 12:12 pm

Annual flooding losses set to reach £1bn, Property

Annual flooding losses set to reach £1bn

Homeowners may be unable to obtain flood insurance

By | Property | Monday, 28 May 2012 at 9:18 am

Online House Hunter: Flood warning, Property

Online House Hunter: Flood warning

Have you checked if your potential new home his at risk from flooding – or other environmental disasters. And if there is a risk, what can you do about it? Our Online House Hunter rounds-up the websites that can help.

By | Property | Tuesday, 17 January 2012 at 10:18 am

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