Environmental groups including WWF and Greenpeace demanded that Norway withdraw all oil-exploration blocks proposed for the next licensing round because many are too close to the edge of the polar ice cap.
An icy rain is pelting about 30 protesters who’ve converged at the gate of a natural gas drilling site near Manchester, England. On the other side of a fence topped with razor wire, a 10-story-high rig is boring into shale to determine if it’s suitable for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The demonstrators unfurl a banner: “Fracking will poison our children.”
Prime Minister David Cameron moved to ease tensions between politicians and the Environment Agency over the response to floods across southern England, saying all involved must focus on helping those affected.
Waterlogged towns on the River Thames west of London braced for more floods as rains persisted across southern England and Deloitte LLP said the storms may cost insurers 1 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) by April.