RedskyNews Category: Europe

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

Davos Grapples With Food Prices

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Petrol is already beyond the price range of many Africans while surging population levels should force governments in Asia to limit car use, political and business leaders said Wednesday. While economic gloom in the eurozone is the most immediate concern

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

Food Prices At Record Highs In 2011

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The price of basic foodstuffs hit a record high in 2011, with the cost of cereals surging by more than a third over the last 12 months, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Thursday. The FAO said that

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

2,335 Wind Turbine Jobs Blown Away

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Wind turbine giant Vestas said Thursday it would slash 2,335 jobs, leaving Denmark’s government red-faced after it made “green technologies” a top priority of its just-launched EU presidency. Beyond those redundancies, another 1,600 people in the United States may be

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

Philippines Appeal For Flood Aid

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The United Nations is calling for about $28 million in funding to help those affected by last weekend’s devastating tropical storm in the southern Philippines. The UN has likened the scene in the region after tropical storm Washi to the

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:

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