RedskyNews Category: Eu – Environment

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

Climate Change To Drive Disasters

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Climate change is amplifying risks from drought, floods, storms and rising seas, threatening all countries but small island states, poor nations and arid regions in particular, UN experts warned on Tuesday. In its first-ever report on the question, the Nobel-winning

35 Caspian Sea Seals Found Dead

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The Kazakhstan government and environmentalists Tuesday sounded the alarm over the declining numbers of endangered Caspian seals after 35 animals were found dead over the weekend. “During the inspection on March 25th 35 dead seals were found on the sea

Gas Cloud Leak In North Sea

OIL PLATFORM EVACUATED AFTER SUFFERING A GAS LEAK ..  PIC OF THE ELGIN PLATFORM 150 MILES OFF ABERDEEN OWNED BY TOTAL.
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An exclusion zone has been put in place around a North Sea oil and gas well, where a plume of gas was seen rising above the water after a “serious” leak. The potentially explosive natural gas is escaping from Total’s

2001-2010 Warmest Decade On Record

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Climate change has accelerated in the past decade, the UN weather agency said Friday, releasing data showing that 2001 to 2010 was the warmest decade on record. The 10-year period was also marked by extreme levels of rain or snowfall,

1.6 C Temp Rise Will Melt Greenland

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The Greenland icesheet is more sensitive to global warming than thought, for just a relatively small — but very long term — temperature rise would melt it completely, according to a study published on Sunday. Previous research has suggested it