RedskyNews Category: Am – Politics & Science

Climate To Cost Canada Billions

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Climate change will cause damage in Canada equivalent to around 1 percent of GDP in 2050 as rising temperatures kill off forests, flood low-lying areas and cause more illnesses, an official panel said on Thursday. The National

Warming To Hit Massachusetts

BOSTON—A state-mandated report on global warming and Massachusetts, released Tuesday, predicts more ice storms and droughts and endangered coastal development in the decades to come, but also details ways the state can prevent or adapt to predicted changes. The Massachusetts

100 Protesters Arrested In Canada

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..More than 100 demonstrators were arrested Monday for storming the Canadian parliament to protest Ottawa’s support for a proposed pipeline to bring oil from Canada’s tar sands to the US Gulf Coast. Waves of environmentalists and aboriginals breached a police

BP Report Spreads Spill Blame

The final US government report into last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill has blamed the companies involved in the project, saying they violated federal safety regulations. The 16-month investigation concluded that BP, rig owner Transocean and Halliburton, which performed

Greenpeace 40 Years Old This Week

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A simple phone call about dead sea otters washing up on the shores of Alaska after US nuclear tests lead to the birth of environmental organization Greenpeace four decades ago. Irving Stowe and his wife, Dorothy, were so outraged by

Gore To Broadcast To Sceptics

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LONDON (Reuters) – Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will renew his 30-year campaign to convince sceptics of the link between climate change and extreme weather events this week in a 24-hour global multi-media event. “24 Hours of Reality” will

Hurricane Katia Could Hit USA

MIAMI – Hurricane Katia is continuing its trek across the Atlantic with little change in strength. Katia has maximum sustained winds early Thursday near 75 mph (120 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says some strengthening is expected

Daryl Hannah Arrested In Protest

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Actress Daryl Hannah has been arrested outside the White House along with other environmental protesters who are opposing a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the US Gulf Coast. The sit-in involved dozens demonstrating against the Keystone XL pipeline. If

Humans Need 3 Earths By 2050

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The World Wild Life fund says three planets worth of natural resources will be needed by the middle of this century if current consumption rates continue. The group’s Australian CEO, Demot O’Gorman, told a meeting at Adelaide Town Hall the

Emily Breaks After Soaking Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Tropical Storm Emily broke apart Thursday and became a wet low pressure system after dumping rains over Haiti and the southwestern corner of the Dominican Republic, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The center said all hurricane