RedskyNews Category: Eu – Politics & Science

Volkswagen Boss Quits Over Emissions Scandal

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Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn resigned on Wednesday, succumbing to pressure for change at the German carmaker, which is reeling from the admission that it deceived U.S. regulators about how much its diesel cars pollute. “Volkswagen needs a fresh

Pope Chooses Fiat Over Volkswagen

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At about nine-thirty on Wednesday morning, President Obama and his wife, Michelle, were standing at the South Portico of the White House waiting for their guest to arrive. A big, black Secret Service S.U.V. pulled up, one of the type

U.N. Chief Urges Speed Up Of Climate talks

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PARIS (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders on Wednesday to look beyond their national interests and make sure a global deal to fight climate change is agreed at talks in Paris this year. With just 10

Russia To Compensate Over Greenpeace Snatch

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Russia must compensate the Netherlands over the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship during a protest against Arctic oil drilling, an international court ruled on Monday. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) “found that the Netherlands is entitled to

Polish River Dries Up & Exposes History

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WARSAW, POLAND — As Polish river levels fall to record lows amid a prolonged drought, the material remains of Poland’s tortured 20th-century history are coming to light on newly exposed riverbeds, with Jewish tombstones and the human remains of Soviet

Scientists Warn – Global Emergency

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Leading scientists on Thursday called on the upcoming Rio Summit to grapple with environmental ills that they said pointed to “a humanitarian emergency on a global scale.” In a “State of the Planet” declaration issued after a four-day conference, the

Climate Change To Drive Disasters

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Climate change is amplifying risks from drought, floods, storms and rising seas, threatening all countries but small island states, poor nations and arid regions in particular, UN experts warned on Tuesday. In its first-ever report on the question, the Nobel-winning

Lloyds Suffer Heavy Disaster Losses

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Lloyd’s of London insurance market on Wednesday posted its second-largest annual loss owing to record claims for catastrophes including Japan’s earthquake disaster and floods in Thailand. The company suffered a pre-tax loss of £516 million ($822 million, 615 million euros)

1.6 C Temp Rise Will Melt Greenland

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The Greenland icesheet is more sensitive to global warming than thought, for just a relatively small — but very long term — temperature rise would melt it completely, according to a study published on Sunday. Previous research has suggested it

Yellowstone Mirrors Atlantis Volcano

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Around 1630 BC, a super-volcano blew apart the Aegean island of Santorini, an event so violent that some theorists say it nurtured the legend of Atlantis. More than three and a half millennia later, the big blast is yielding forensic

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

Escape The Drought – Join The Flood

LONDON, Jan 26 (AlertNet) – Picture this: a terrible drought forces you to abandon your meagre plot of farmland, so you migrate to a city where the jobs are, only to end up living in a slum regularly submerged by