RedskyNews Category: Eu – Environment

Temp To Plummet To -13C In Britain

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Parts of the UK will see temperatures dive to -13C on Wednesday night as two weather fronts create a “battleground” over Britain, the Met Office has warned. Though there has been limited snowfall across the country since last week, freezing

Snow Cuts Off Hundreds Of Villages

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Heavy snowfall across eastern Europe cut off hundreds of villages on Tuesday and rescue teams struggled to evacuate people in southern Bulgaria where rain and melting snow had caused a dam wall to break, flooding an entire village. A river

30 More Deaths In Europe Freeze

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More than 30 more deaths have been reported as a result of the bitterly freezing weather that has swept across Europe. A dam wall broke and flooded an entire village in southern Bulgaria when snow melted rapidly as a result

Cold Kills 33 More In Europe

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Europe’s bitterly cold weather killed another 33 people on Monday and melting snow caused a dam wall to break and flood an entire village in Bulgaria. Gas supplies to the European Union from Russia improved at the weekend but have

Greenpeace Warns Of Perfect Storm

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..The head of environmental pressure group Greenpeace warned Friday the world faced a “perfect storm” of crises and was heading for what he termed a crisis of “epic proportions.” Speaking for the first time at the Munich Security Conference, Kumi

30 Dead In European Freeze

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A cold snap that killed 30 people in Ukraine over the past five days spread Tuesday to swathes of eastern and central Europe with record lows in Bulgaria and heavy snow in Switzerland and parts of Italy. Emergency services in

6.2 Earthquake Rattles Peru

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An earthquake has hit coastal Peru, shaking buildings in several cities, including in the capital Lima.Officials say about 60 people suffered minor injuries, mainly from being hit with falling objects. The injuries included broken bones, concussion and cuts caused by

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