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Non-departmental public body in the UK

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The Environment Agency (EA) is a non-departmental public body, established in 1995 and sponsored by the United Kingdom government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), with responsibilities relating to the protection and enhancement of the environment in England.


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UK Weather: 77 flood warnings issued with hours until water levels hit peak

'Avoid using low-lying footpaths and avoid contact with flood water,' warns Environment Agency
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UK weather: Critical incident declared as Storm Jorge pummels flood-hit Britain with heavy rain

'More frequent periods of extreme weather like this' expected because of climate change, Environment Agency warns
Independent - Published

Environment Agency chief: Avoid building new homes on flood plains

The head of the Environment Agency says new buildings should be made more resilient to flooding.
BBC News - Published

'Lives at risk' as River Severn set to rise to highest level in 20 years

Flood-prone communities may have to be abandoned, warns Environment Agency chief
Independent - Published

Storm Dennis: Flooding 'is going to get worse'

The recent flooding is "scary" and "not normal", warns Environment Agency boss Dave Throup.
BBC News - Published

Storm Dennis news: Nine severe flood warnings remain in place as heavy rain expected

'This is not normal flooding, we are in uncharted territory,' Environment Agency warns
Independent - Published

Couple sentenced over North Yorkshire waste tip air risk

Burning waste at the tip caused "significant risk to air quality", the Environment Agency says.
BBC News - Published

UK weather forecast: Flood warnings in place as rain set to spread across the nation

Environment Agency warns first rain of 2020 could cause flooding due to high groundwater levels
Independent - Published

England floods: Gloucestershire residents thwarted in water battle

The Environment Agency has warned river levels are likely to remain high for the next few days.
BBC News - Published

UK weather: Temperatures to plunge to -2C as 1,200 homes evacuated due to floods

More than 600 homes damaged in Yorkshire alone, Environment Agency says
Independent - Published

UK weather forecast: Met Office issues 'danger to life' warnings as heavy rain and gale-force winds threaten fireworks displays

Environment Agency lists nine flood warnings and 70 flood alerts for England
Independent - Published

Flood warnings span River Severn in England

An Environment Agency representative says he has not seen warnings cover such a long stretch before.
BBC News - Published

Floods in Otterburn as River Rede bursts banks

Heavy rain is expected to persist throughout Sunday, the Environment Agency said.
BBC News - Published

River Frome tributary turns bright blue

The Environment Agency says it does not know what changed the colour of the River Frome tributary.
BBC News - Published

Agricultural pollution kills 10,000 fish in Devon river

The Environment Agency has identified the source and is working out how it got into the river.
BBC News - Published

Thousands of fish and insects killed as unidentified substance pollutes Somerset river

Twelve-year-old boy alerted Environment Agency to pollution with photo of dead fish he pulled from River Sheppey
Independent - Published

'Intense downpours' lead to flash flooding in Yorkshire Dales

River levels are expected to "rise significantly overnight", the Environment Agency says.
BBC News - Published

Wainfleet flooding: Environment Agency defends response

Sir James Bevan says the Environment Agency "acted quickly" to tackle a river which burst its banks.
BBC News - Published

Wainfleet flooding: Evacuated families face days away from home amid threat of more rain

New warnings issued by Met Office and Environment Agency
Independent - Published