RedskyNews Category: Americas

Cancun’s Beach Lost to Rising Seas


Cancun, Mexico. Cancun’s eroding white sand beaches are providing a note of urgency to the climate talks being held just south of this seaside resort famed for its postcard-perfect vistas. Rising sea levels and a series of unusually powerful hurricanes

Hurricane Season 2010’s Deadly Toll

Video Report: We’ve come to the end of another hurricane season. While the US saw no direct impacts from this year’s 19 named storms, those who live around us were not so lucky. Please follow and like us:

21 Dead in Venezuela Floods

CARACAS (AFP) – Days of driving rain have sparked massive flooding in Venezuela that has killed at least 21 people and left thousands homeless, Vice President Elias Jaua said Tuesday. “We are talking about 21 people who have died between

Tornadoes Strike Near Mississippi

Video Report: A powerful storm system continues to move east Tuesday morning. This same system spawned several tornadoes Monday night and left behind a trail of damage. Please follow and like us:

Vehicles Slide Down Icy Hill

Video Report: Snowy weather in Seattle caught some drivers off guard. Please note: This video does not have sound. Please follow and like us:

Pacific Islands fear “It’s The End”


Some low-lying island nations face the “end of history” due to rising sea levels unless the world takes stronger action to slow global warming, a spokesman said at U.N. climate talks on Monday. Kiribati, Tuvalu, the Cook Islands, the Marshall

Expert urges “Food Marshall Plan”

A UN human rights expert on Monday called on the climate change conference in Mexico to launch a “Green Marshall Plan” for agriculture to counter the impact of global warming on hunger and poverty. “Negotiations starting today in Cancun are

Climate Paper Warns of Disaster

Devastating changes to sea levels, rainfall, water supplies, weather systems and crop yields are increasingly likely before the end of the century, scientists will warn today. A special report, to be released at the start of climate negotiations in Cancun,

UN Climate Talks Open in Cancun

The United Nations annual conference on climate change has opened in the Mexican resort city of Cancun. The 12-day conference will focus on increasing funding for climate adaptation, protecting forests, and transferring clean technology to poorer countries. Please follow and

Chavez Gives Refuge to Homeless

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan socialist leader Hugo Chavez has invited 25 families made homeless by recent torrential rains to stay temporarily at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. More than a dozen people have died and thousands have been forced