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Climate change has shifted the timing of European floods

Climate change has shifted the timing of European floods

Science
Climate change has had a significant impact on the timing of river floods across Europe over the past 50 years, according to a new study. In some regions, such as southern England, floods are now occurring 15 days earlier than they did half a century ago.But the changes aren't uniform, with rivers around the North Sea seeing floods delayed by around eight days.The study has been published in the journal Science.Floods caused by rivers impact more people than any other natural hazard, and the estimated global damages run to over a $ 100bn a year. Researchers have long predicted that a warming world would have direct impacts on these events but until now the evidence has been hard to establish. Floods are affected by many different factors in addition to rainfall, such as the amount of moist...
Women's European Championships 2017: Lionesses beat Spain to move closer to quarter-finals

Women's European Championships 2017: Lionesses beat Spain to move closer to quarter-finals

Sports
Jodie Taylor scored her fourth goal in two games at the Women's European Championship as England closed in on the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Spain.Arsenal striker Taylor fired in a hat-trick in Wednesday's 6-0 thrashing of Scotland in England's Group D opener, and sealed a hard-fought win for the Lionesses with another in rain-soaked Breda after Fran Kirby had given Mark Sampson's side an early lead.England were made to work harder than anticipated against technically gifted opponents and ran themselves to a standstill after Kirby had ensured a dream start.They were also fortunate to benefit from some strange refereeing by Italian referee Carina Vitulano in the 75th minute when she changed her mind after appearing to award Spain a penalty for handball.England, third favourites ...