RedskyNews Category: Eu – Politics & Science

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

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

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

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

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:

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