RedskyNews Category: Eu – Environment

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

UN2612012

..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

Greece2412012

..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

Cruise2012012

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)

StokeEarthquake12012012

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

KillerFlu20122011

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:

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