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EU research allows faster, more accurate flood warnings

Published on 28-08-14

Three UK organisations are taking part in research projects getting £ 9 million in EU funding to work on unique forecasting and alert systems to warn communities of impending floods. Bringing European research expertise together in such projects is a high priority for Europe given the dramatic flooding in several EU Member States, including the UK, over the last few years.

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EU research allows faster, more accurate flood warnings

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World Humanitarian Day 2014

World Humanitarian Day 2014

Published on 19 -08-14

This year's World Humanitarian Day is of particular importance given the imperative need to bring aid to the victims of the current violent conflicts in several parts of the world.

Every year on 19 August the world pays tribute to humanitarian workers who risk their lives to help victims of wars and natural disasters around the globe. Wo...


European satellite navigation: Galileo's two new satellites

European satellite navigation: Galileo's two new satellites

Published on 20 -08-14

Tomorrow Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, will send two more satellites into space, reaching a total number of 6 satellites in orbit. The lift-off will take place at the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana, at 1.31PM BST and can be viewed via live streaming More...

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Tidying up the facts on EU vacuum cleaner rules

Published on 22-08-2014

Without reiterating all the points we made on our blog a year ago (we sometimes like a punning headline ourselves), here are ten key facts on the new EU rules coming into force on 1 September to make vacuum cleaners work better and waste less energy. 1) There is NO ban on vacuum cleaners that suck […]


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