While it may lack the drama of the deluge itself, recovering from flooding can cause long-lasting problems if not dealt with properly.
Scotland has published figures showing that recycling rates are improving in the country - but are still well below the European average.
Fed up with coming bottom of waste leagues, council leaders in Liverpool are introducing a raft of measures to make recycling easier for residents.
An at-a-glance Government guide designed to provide a snapshot of the UK's environmental, social and economic wellbeing tells us that things are, on the whole, getting better.
London's biggest black cab company is fuelling its fleet on a blend of diesel and biofuels.
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