RedskyNews Category: Eu – Politics & Science

Greenpeace orang-utans storm Unilever building

LONDON (AFP) – Sixteen Greenpeace activists dressed as orang-utans on Monday scaled the front of the Unilever building in London on Monday to highlight the environmental devastation caused by the Anglo-Dutch company’s use of palm oil. Soaring global demand for

Thousands march in Spain over climate change

MADRID (AFP) – Thousands marched through Madrid on Sunday to demand that the Spanish government adopt concrete measures to fight climate change, organisers said. “We demand a law against climate change that calls for an increase in the use of

Iceland: life on global warming’s front line

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) – If any country can claim to be pitched on the global warming front line, it may be the North Atlantic island nation of Iceland. On a purely physical level, this land of icecaps and volcanoes and home

Forecast for big sea level rise

People in low-lying poor nations, such as Bangladesh, are at most risk. Sea levels could rise by up to one-and-a-half metres by the end of this century, according to a new scientific analysis. This is substantially more than the Intergovernmental

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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Jerusalem Due Major Earthquake Imminently


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