RedskyNews Category: Am – Politics & Science

U.S Denies Delaying Climate Deal


DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) – The United States denied on Thursday it was trying to delay a new global climate deal until 2020, saying it supported an EU proposal that aims to chart a path to a more ambitious pact

Permafrost Now Thawing Abruptly


As the Arctic warms, greenhouse gases will be released from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, according to survey results from 41 international scientists published in the Nov. 30 issue of the journal Nature. Permafrost

Yellowstone – A Global Disaster


“Supervolcano: Eruption” (Roc), by Harry Turtledove: The master of the alternate history novel delivers a terrifying future of the United States that seems within the realm of possibility in “Supervolcano: Eruption.” Yellowstone National Park draws millions each year to see

Climate Denial Still Strong In US


..On the US political stage, skepticism and denial of climate change are as popular as ever, and experts say that world talks which opened Monday in Durban, South Africa are unlikely to turn the tide. But while a binding deal

Elephants To Be Saved By Bees

Elephants do not like bees. Indeed just the sound of an angry bee is enough to make whole herds of mighty elephants flee in fear. Now African scientist Lucy King has been awarded one of the United Nations’ top environmental

Earthquakes Are On The Rise

In reviewing seismic activity around the world as reported by the U.S.G.S. prior to writing this article the author also noted the number of earth quakes worldwide in the 5.0 to 5.9 range over the past ten years have nearly

Nasa To Launch Climate Satelite

After a five-year delay, an Earth-observing satellite will be launched to test new technologies aimed at improving weather forecasts and monitoring climate change. The $1.5 billion NASA mission comes in a year of weather extremes from the Midwest tornado outbreak

6,800 Exposed To HIV In Ottawa

Up to 6,800 people may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis an Ottawa clinic over the past decade, health officials warned Monday. The capital city’s chief public health doctor Isra Levy announced over the weekend that an inspection in

‘Immortal’ Jellyfish Invade The Seas

The Turritopsis Nutricula is able to revert back to a juvenile form once it mates after becoming sexually mature. Marine biologists say the jellyfish numbers are rocketing because they need not die. Dr Maria Miglietta of the Smithsonian Tropical Marine

Climate Melts Arctic Ice Fast

If you want to witness climate change, just head north — and keep going until you run out of globe. Of course, that’s easier said than done; the Arctic is a forbidding, isolated area, short of people and encased in