Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.
The Royal Society warns that the risk of heatwaves to an ageing population will rise about ten-fold by 2090 if greenhouse gases continue to rise.
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The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) said clinics cannot cope with the rise in underlying causes of sight loss, like diabetes and obesity.
An ageing population and more treatment options have led to a surge in demand, it added.
The population in England was 53 million on 27 March 2011 when the census was taken, about 400,000 more than official estimates.
Dougal Jerram is a Volcanologist, and CBBC Fierce Earth presenter, and has recently been to the volcano in Iceland.
A volcano has erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, resulting in the evacuation of hundreds of residents and the closure of a local airport.
A novel autonomous sub has acquired the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.
The researchers involved in the project tell the journal Nature Geoscience that the thickness of the pack ice was greater than they had anticipated.
Scientists have produced what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.
International supercomputing centres dedicated to climate prediction are needed to reduce uncertainties in global warming, says Tim Palmer.
The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a stark report that most of the world’s electricity can – and must – be produced from low-carbon sources by 2050.
When British explorers first surveyed the glacier in 1794, its nose extended to the northern edge of Heather Island, near the mouth of Columbia Bay. The glacier held that position until 1980, when it began a rapid retreat.