RedskyNews Category: Eu – Environment

World Running Out Of Resources

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A major United Nations report has called for a sustainable “evergreen revolution”, warning that time is running out to ensure there is enough food, water and fuel to meet the needs of the world’s rapidly growing population. In a grim

200,000 Homes Fear Flood Insurance

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Around 200,000 homes at a high risk of flooding could be priced out of insurance when a Government guarantee runs out in 2013, it has been warned. MPs from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have raised concerns over whether there

5.3 Quake Strikes Near Guam

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SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands — An earthquake has struck in the western Pacific region near the U.S. territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.3 quake struck at 2:42 p.m. Thursday local

Escape The Drought – Join The Flood

LONDON, Jan 26 (AlertNet) – Picture this: a terrible drought forces you to abandon your meagre plot of farmland, so you migrate to a city where the jobs are, only to end up living in a slum regularly submerged by

Brits Warned Of Flash Floods

Flooding will be Britain’s biggest climate risk with almost five million people to be affected over the next 100 years, a report has revealed. Heavier rainfall predicted in a warmer atmosphere will cause more floods, worsening damage and disruption to

UN Pushed For Climate Deal

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..The world has no chance of sealing an emissions cut deal unless companies lobby their governments for an accord, the UN climate chief told the global business elite in Davos on Thursday. “Even though governments have said in Durban ‘yes

Greeks Fell Trees For Fuel

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..Rising oil prices and chilly economic times are prompting increasing numbers of Greeks to chop down trees for winter warmth, a group of forest engineers warned Tuesday. Nikos Bokaris, a spokesman for the Panhellenic Union of Forest Engineers, said the

Cruise Ship Threatens Environment

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The vast wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia shifted on the undersea ledge supporting it on Friday, forcing a new suspension in rescue work and threatening plans to pump oil out of the vessel to prevent a possible environmental

Earthquake Hits Stoke-On-Trent (UK)

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Stoke-on-Trent was hit by a earthquake on Wednesday, seismologists have confirmed. The 2.4 magnitude tremor was recorded near Newchapel at 12:00 GMT by the British Geological Survey (BGS). It was one of the larger ones to hit Britain in recent

Skiers Trapped By Freak Snowfall

.Hundreds of British holidaymakers have been trapped in the Austrian alpine village of Ischgl after a freak snowfall. The resort is shut off after 18ft (5.4m) of snow fell in just a few days – almost as much as during

Scientists Create Killer Bird Flu

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A Dutch laboratory claiming to have developed a deadly strain of bird flu wants to publish its research, sparking fears that terrorists could use the information. Scientists at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam say they have been able to

Small Quake Rattles Lancashire GB

A small earthquake occurred in Lancashire over the weekend, seismologists have confirmed. The British Geological Survey (BGS), which records all earthquakes across the UK, said the epicentre was five miles (8km) south-east of Blackburn. Please follow and like us: