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flood defences - William Hook via Flickr

During February of 2014 the UK weather and floods continued to dominate headlines but the sustainability of Russia’s Winter Olympics takes the top spot.

Sochi 2014: how Russia’s Winter Olympics have failed on sustainability

Ilaria Bertini: The 2014 Winter Olympic Games start in the Russian city of Sochi on Friday. They open amid controversy and questions around sustainability and human rights. Read more.

UK weather: stormy weather forecast for the rest of the week

Alex Blackburne: The stormy weather, comprising of heavy rainfall and gale-force winds, is set to continue in parts of Britain for the rest of the week and into the weekend, the Met Office has said. Read more.

UK weather: north-west and Wales on red alert ahead of 100mph winds

Alex Blackburne: The north-west of England and western parts of Wales have been handed red warnings by the Met Office, ahead of forecasted gales of 80-100mph on Wednesday afternoon. Read more.

UK weather: flood warnings for so far largely untouched London and south-east

Tom Revell: Further torrential rain and strong winds are likely to bring flooding to areas of the UK that have so far managed to avoid the worst of the weather, forecasters have warned. Read more.

UK weather: rain shows ‘no signs of abating’ as military moves to Somerset’s aid

Alex Blackburne: Heavy rain and strong winds are set to continue into the weekend in parts of Britain, according to the Environment Agency, as the military is drafted in to assist flood-hit communities in Somerset. Read more.

Photo: William Hook via Flickr


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