RedskyNews Category: Eu – Environment

13 Dead In Russian Oil Rig Disaster

Thirteen people have been confirmed dead and dozens more are missing after a Russian oil rig capsized and sank in frigid waters in the country’s far east. The exploratory oil rig was being towed to Sakhalin Island, north of the

Rapid Rise In Arctic Methane

Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane – a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide – have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region. The scale

Storm Grounds French Cargo Ship

RENNES, France (Reuters) – Storm winds and torrential rain lashed France on Friday, cutting off electricity supplies to hundreds of thousands of homes and sending a cargo ship aground off the northwestern Brittany coast, where it sprang a fuel leak.

Storms And Gales to Lash Britain

.This time last year, most of the country was knee-deep in snow, in a freeze that seemed to last until the New Year. This December seems to have a different disruptive agenda. It was only last week that Scotland was

Scotland Lashed By Monster Storm

Scotland was battered by winds of more than 150 miles an hour Thursday as a monster storm swept in, causing widespread travel chaos and leaving thousands of homes without electricity. Authorities ordered the closure of thousands of schools and motorists

Many Without Power In Scotland

Severe storms and high winds caused widespread disruption to parts of Scotland on Thursday, leaving thousands without power, causing roads and schools to close and hitting air travel. The Met office issued a red alert warning, after winds of up

Chile Glacier In Rapid Meltdown


The Jorge Montt glacier in southern Chile is melting at a rate of a kilometer (0.6 miles) per year, making it one of the world’s most visible milestones of global warming, according to researchers. Chile’s Center for Scientific Studies (CECs)

World ‘Heading For 3.5 C Warming’


Current pledges for curbing carbon emissions will doom the world to global warming of 3.5 C, massively overshooting the UN target of 2 C, researchers reported at the climate talks here on Tuesday. Output of heat-trapping carbon gases is rising

Cornwall Shaken By Earthquake

An earthquake shook Cornwall in the early hours of yesterday morning when tremors with a magnitude of 2.2 rolled out of Bodmin. Experts at the British Geological Survey said the quake struck at 2.40am with its epicentre close to Bodmin,

The Danube River Is Drying Up


A major drought along the lower Danube has highlighted the river’s reduced ability to buffer extreme weather events and has hampered navigation, environmental group WWF said on Tuesday. The Danube is currently seeing its lowest levels since 2003, with bigger

Ski Resorts Still Waiting For Snow


If the strong Swiss franc fails to keep holidaymakers away from Switzerland’s luxury resorts, then the current lack of snow certainly will. Operators are desperately waiting for the first fall of flakes to draw in ski tourists who are putting

Rhine Drought Exposes WW2 Bombs


Bomb disposal experts have already had to blow up an incendiary bomb near Cologne and have yet to decide how to deal with a larger bomb spotted lying in 16 inches of water near Koblenz. River traffic was also disrupted