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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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Environment Agency chief: Avoid building new homes on flood plainsThe head of the Environment Agency says new buildings should be made more resilient to flooding.
'Lives at risk' as River Severn set to rise to highest level in 20 yearsFlood-prone communities may have to be abandoned, warns Environment Agency chief
Storm Dennis: Flooding 'is going to get worse'The recent flooding is "scary" and "not normal", warns Environment Agency boss Dave Throup.
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
Couple sentenced over North Yorkshire waste tip air riskBurning waste at the tip caused "significant risk to air quality", the Environment Agency says.
UK weather forecast: Flood warnings in place as rain set to spread across the nationEnvironment Agency warns first rain of 2020 could cause flooding due to high groundwater levels
England floods: Gloucestershire residents thwarted in water battleThe Environment Agency has warned river levels are likely to remain high for the next few days.
UK weather: Temperatures to plunge to -2C as 1,200 homes evacuated due to floodsMore than 600 homes damaged in Yorkshire alone, Environment Agency says
UK weather forecast: Met Office issues 'danger to life' warnings as heavy rain and gale-force winds threaten fireworks displaysEnvironment Agency lists nine flood warnings and 70 flood alerts for England
Flood warnings span River Severn in EnglandAn Environment Agency representative says he has not seen warnings cover such a long stretch before.
Floods in Otterburn as River Rede bursts banksHeavy rain is expected to persist throughout Sunday, the Environment Agency said.
River Frome tributary turns bright blueThe Environment Agency says it does not know what changed the colour of the River Frome tributary.
Agricultural pollution kills 10,000 fish in Devon riverThe Environment Agency has identified the source and is working out how it got into the river.
Thousands of fish and insects killed as unidentified substance pollutes Somerset riverTwelve-year-old boy alerted Environment Agency to pollution with photo of dead fish he pulled from River Sheppey
'Intense downpours' lead to flash flooding in Yorkshire DalesRiver levels are expected to "rise significantly overnight", the Environment Agency says.
Wainfleet flooding: Environment Agency defends responseSir James Bevan says the Environment Agency "acted quickly" to tackle a river which burst its banks.
Wainfleet flooding: Evacuated families face days away from home amid threat of more rainNew warnings issued by Met Office and Environment Agency