RedskyNews Category: Eu – Environment

Solar Storm Grounds Swedish Air Traffic

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Planes were grounded at some of Sweden’s busiest airports on Wednesday afternoon because of a “solar storm” interfering with air traffic control radar systems, authorities said. No aircraft were allowed to take off from airports in southern and central Sweden

France Floods. 16 Dead, Cannes Flooded

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Violent storms and flooding have hit south-eastern France, killing at least 16 people with three more missing, officials say. Three elderly people drowned when their retirement home near the city of Antibes was inundated with floodwater. Others died trapped in

Earthquake Damages Buildings In Poland

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An earthquake in southern Poland caused damage to a number of buildings in the region on Wednesday. Authorities responded to calls from residents in the towns of Chrzanów, Libi?? and ?arki, who reported damage to their homes. A senior member

2.8 Earthquake Shakes Rutland UK

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 has been recorded in Rutland in the east Midlands. The epicentre of the quake was north of Oakham, with residents also reporting feeling the tremor in Northamptonshire. The British Geological Survey said the

5 Cases Of Legionnaires Found In Telford UK

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Five cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been discovered in Shropshire, health officials have revealed. Four of the cases were in the Telford area. The earliest case was confirmed in Telford in June, with the other four cases confirmed between August

Floods Wash Away Vehicles In Spain

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Video: Sep 11, 2015; 11:02 AM ET Four people died in severe flooding that swept through towns on Spain’s southern coastline on Sept. 7. This video shows vehicles being swept away by the floodwaters in Adra, Almería. Please follow and

Drought In Europe Worst In 12 Years

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Parts of Europe are dealing with some of the worst drought conditions they’ve seen since 2013. According to the European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), the most heavily impacted countries have been France, Italy, Germany, northern Spain and the Czech

Sinkholes Appear As Dead Sea Dries Up

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The Dead Sea is shrinking, and as its waters vanish at a rate of more than one metre a year, hundreds of sinkholes – some the size of a basketball court, others two storeys deep – are devouring land where

Turkish Floods Kill At Least Eight

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At least eight people have been killed after heavy flooding and a landslide hit north-eastern Turkey, according to officials. The flooding in the Black Sea province of Artvin was caused by torrential rainfall. TV pictures showed rivers bursting their banks

Polish River Dries Up & Exposes History

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WARSAW, POLAND — As Polish river levels fall to record lows amid a prolonged drought, the material remains of Poland’s tortured 20th-century history are coming to light on newly exposed riverbeds, with Jewish tombstones and the human remains of Soviet

Chinese Ban Toxic Anglesey Crab Imports

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Chinese officials have banned imports of Anglesey brown crabs over fears they contain dangerous toxins. The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has announced all trade or selling of the meat should stop immediately because of high levels of the element

Turkish Lake Turns Blood Red

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A massive algae bloom has turned Turkey’s Tuz Gola lake blood red, ABC News reports. The popular salt lake has turned red courtesy of a large bloom of Dunaliella salinas algae. This type of algae is predominantly found in sea