RedskyNews Category: Europe

EU defends biofuel goals amid food crises

BRUSSELS (AFP) – The EU Commission on Monday rejected claims that producing biofuels is a “crime against humanity” that threatens food supplies, and vowed to stick to its goals as part of a climate change package. “There is no question

World Food riots to worsen without global action: U.N.

ROME (Reuters) – Food riots in developing countries will spread unless world leaders take major steps to reduce prices for the poor, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Friday. Despite a forecast 2.6

Scientists predict more floods, droughts

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Scientists predicted Thursday that climate change in coming decades will cause more flooding in the Northern Hemisphere and droughts in some southern and arid zones. In addition, they said that some areas around the Mediterranean, parts of

Market alone can’t halt CO2 emissions: British climate official

PARIS (AFP) – A top British climate change official backed an embattled European Union scheme Friday to tax industrial carbon emissions, but also allowed for exceptions in highly competitive sectors. Adair Turner, the newly-appointed head of Britain’s Climate Change Committee,

Consumerism drives global warming

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Is a Tsunami due to hit the UK?

In the UK we often have the perception that natural disasters always seem to happen elsewhere in the world. The closest we seem to get is remote viewing of these events through our TV sets and after a while we

Air Pollution Causes Bigger Hail

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Air pollution hugely increases the size of hail, and thus the amount of damage it can cause to crops and property, according to a study presented at the European Conference on Severe Storms. The interaction of man-made particles with airborne

Euphrates Could Dry Up By 2025

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A report released earlier this year by the United Nations Environment Protection agency (UNEP) predicts that the river Euphrates could dry up by 2025. The report indicated that due to global warming, lower rainfall and increased temperatures could cause the

Jerusalem Due Major Earthquake Imminently

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JERUSALEM – The Bible tells of earthquakes splitting open the hills of this holy city with apocalyptic fury, adding to the mayhem of battles and punctuating Jesus· crucifixion. Now, a geological survey says the heart of biblical narrative, Jerusalem·s walled

Israel Quake sets off predictions of a larger one

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The Patzael region in the Jordan Valley, just 20 kilometers north of Jericho, was touched by a small earthquake on Saturday night, registering 3.0 on the Richter scale, the second in two months. On Sunday morning, researchers at Tel Aviv