RedskyNews Category: As – Environment

Round Up: Blizzards, Floods and Fire

Video Report: Europe is experiencing some wild weather from flooding to snow to a wildfire. Please follow and like us:

Melting Glaciers Bring Flood Threat

Residents of the Himalayas and other mountain areas face a “tough and unpredictable future” as global warming melts glaciers and threatens worse floods and water loss, officials said during U.N. climate talks on Tuesday. A study said that glaciers in

5.4 Quake off Java: No Tsunami

JAKARTA, Dec. 7, 2010 (Xinhua News Agency) — A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit off Indonesia’s Central Java province on early Tuesday at 01:53 a.m. local time (1853 GMT on Monday), the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics

Deadly Israel Fire Extinguished

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A forest fire that killed 42 people in northern Israel’s Carmel region has been extinguished, Israeli police said. Efforts to beat down the blaze, which erupted on Thursday, were helped by overnight rains, a rarity in a parched winter for

Residents Flee Lebanon Bushfire

Firefighters in Lebanon are battling a forest blaze that has raged out of control for the past week. As an international flotilla of firefighting planes in neighbouring Israel finally brought the largest fire in that nation’s history under control after

Grassland Fire in China Kills 22

A grassland fire in a mountainous Tibetan region in south-west China has killed at least 22 people and severely burned another three, state media said. The spreading blaze trapped soldiers and local residents trying to put out the fire in

Landslide Kills 3 in Bosnia

TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina – A landslide unleashed by heavy rain has killed three people and left several families homeless in the northern Bosnian town of Tuzla. Neighbors told The Associated Press that they rescued one man but could not help his

100’s Evacuated in Balkan Floods

Authorities declared a state of emergency in three Balkan nations on Thursday — Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro — after heavy rain caused some of the worst flooding in over 100 years. Hundreds of people had to be evacuated along the Drina

Death Toll Rises to 40 in Israel Fire

Video Report: Israeli authorities continue to battle a deadly forest fire as several countries send equipment to help battle the blaze. David Botti reports. Please follow and like us:

Indonesia Downgrades Merapi Alert

Indonesian scientists have downgraded the alert status of Mount Merapi from its highest level after it killed more than 320 people in a series of violent eruptions that started in late October. “The decision was taken this morning at 9:00am

Forty Dead in Israel Forest Fire

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At least 40 people have been killed and dozens injured in a huge forest fire in Israel. Most if not all of those killed were in a bus carrying prison guards on their way to evacuate a jail in the

6.1 Earthquake Strikes Near Fiji

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Fiji region this morning, the US Geological Survey said, although there were no reports of damage and no tsunami warning was in effect. The undersea quake struck at a shallow depth of 15.2 kilometres around