RedskyNews Category: Eu – Environment

Plague of jellyfish hit Spanish beaches

MADRID — Spain says a vast flotilla of jellyfish has stung hundreds of swimmers on Mediterranean beaches in recent days. Juan Carlos Castellanos, an official in the town hall of Elche on the Costa Blanca, said 700 people were attacked

Central Europe faces massive flood cleanup

WARSAW, Poland – Swollen rivers surged north Monday in central Europe after carving a swath of destruction across Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic. Hundreds of people had to be evacuated and one monastery suffered the worst flood damage in

Central Europe floods, ten dead, thousands evacuated

WARSAW (AFP) – Floods caused by torrential rain left 10 people dead and several others missing in central Europe Sunday, with residents rescued from rising waters in boats, buses and helicopters. While rivers burst their banks and dykes were breached

Floods kill at least 6 in Eastern Europe

WARSAW, Poland – Flooding caused by heavy rains has killed at least seven people in Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic, officials said Saturday. Lenka Moravcova, a spokeswoman for a rescue service in the northern Czech Republic, said three men

Toxic Metals Found in Wine

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Red and white wines from most European nations carry potentially dangerous doses of at least seven heavy metals, U.K. researchers find. A single glass of even the most contaminated wine isn’t poisonous. But drinking just one glass of wine a

Oceans Turning Into Acid

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The icy Arctic waters around Norway’s archipelago of Svalbard may seem pristine and clear, but like the rest of the world’s oceans they are facing the threat of growing acidity. Oceans have always absorbed part of the carbon dioxide, or

Ireland: Tornado swirls through Co Antrim

A wild weather encounter in Northern Ireland has been caught on camera. Retired laboratory worker Harold Avery (60) from Ballymena spotted a funnel cloud tornado on Tuesday evening at around 6.15pm on Tuesday. “There had been heavy thunder clouds earlier

Wild Fires rage in Greece

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Britain Faces Food Crisis As Soil Vanishes

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British farming soil could run out within 60 years, leading to a catastrophic food crisis and drastically higher prices for consumers, scientists warn. Fertile soil is being lost faster than it can be replenished and will eventually lead to the

780,000 people dead in nearly 4,000 disasters

Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters says more than 780,000 people were killed in nearly 4,000 disasters. A United Nations report finds more people died from earthquakes in the past decade than from any other disaster. Data compiled by