RedskyNews Category: Eu – Politics & Science

Arctic’s thaw brings security risks for NATO

NATO will need a military presence in the Arctic as global warming melts frozen sea routes and major powers rush to lay claim to lucrative energy reserves, the military bloc’s chief said Thursday. NATO commanders and lawmakers meeting in Iceland’s

Most EU nations fail to meet air standards

The European Union said Thursday that 23 of its 27 member nations have failed to meet clean air standards put in place four years ago. Just Finland, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Ireland have stayed within the limits on particulate matter concentrations.

EU welcomes Obama climate vow

The European Union presidency on Tuesday welcomed US President Barack Obama’s vow to lead the world in tackling climate change, as the EU prepared to unveil its own environmental action plan. Please follow and like us:

Spain, Portugal to set up energy research centre

Spain and Portugal will set up a joint renewable energy research centre, the leaders of both nations said recently. The Iberian Renewable Energy Centre in the southern Spanish city of Badajoz near the Portuguese border will help the two nations

Tuna fishing to be cut by 30 pct over two years

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Bluefin tuna fishing will have to be cut by 30 percent over two years in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean under an international accord reached in Marrakesh, the European Commission said Tuesday. The total allowable haul

Global coal damage costs 360 billion euro annually

WARSAW (AFP) – The use of coal for energy production causes at least 360 billion euros worth of damage to human health and the environment every year, Greenpeace said in a new report published on Thursday. “When taking into account

UN sees new peril in Asia’s huge brown cloud cover

BEIJING – Thick brown clouds of soot, particles and chemicals stretching from the Persian Gulf to Asia threaten health and food supplies in the world, the U.N. reported Thursday, citing what it called the newest threat to the global environment.

Sarkozy to attend climate meeting in Poland

PARIS – French President Nicolas Sarkozy will meet leaders of nine central European states on Dec. 6 to discuss their concerns about an EU timetable for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, Poland’s leader said Thursday. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said

Experts warn species in peril from climate change

ORLANDO, Fla. – Climate change threatens to kill off up to a third of the planet’s species by the end of the century if urgent action isn’t taken to restore fragile ecosystems, protect endangered animals and manage growth, scientists warned

Floods, drought, mosquito disease aim at Europe

PARIS (AFP) – Climate change will amplify the risk of flooding in northwestern Europe, water scarcity and forest fires on the northern Mediterranean rim and bring milder winters to Scandinavia, the European Environment Agency (EAA) said on Monday. Higher temperatures

Natural Disasters Become More Catastrophic

A research suggested that the number of natural disasters stemming from geological reasons such as earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis increased from an annual average of one incident in the 1950s to two in the 2000s. The number of natural calamities

Alps hit by two-decade decline in snowfall

PARIS (AFP) – A forthcoming study has added to worries that the Alpine ski industry will be badly affected by global warming, the British weekly New Scientist reports on Wednesday. A “dramatic step-like drop” in the amount of snow falling