RedskyNews Category: Eu – Politics & Science

Population Hits 7 Billion

Asia has welcomed the world’s first symbolic seven billionth baby, but celebrations were tempered by worries over the strain that humanity’s population explosion is putting on a fragile planet. The United Nations said by its best estimates the seven billionth

Climate Catastophe: No City Is Safe

Climate26102011

A third of humanity, mostly in Africa and South Asia, face the biggest risks from climate change but rich nations in northern Europe will be least exposed, according to a report released Wednesday. Bangladesh, India and the Democratic Republic of

Sea Levels Continue To Rise

SeaLevels19102011

Rising sea levels in the coming centuries is perhaps one of the most catastrophic consequences of rising temperatures. Massive economic costs, social consequences and forced migrations could result from global warming. But how frightening of times are we facing? Researchers

Climate Change Threatens Health

ClimateChange18102011

Climate change poses an immediate and serious threat to global health and stability, as floods and droughts destroy people’s homes and food supplies and increase mass migration, experts warned Monday. In a statement issued at a meeting in London, they

Warming Causes Shrinking Animals

ShrinkingAnimals04102011

Melting ice, outbreaks of disease, more intense storms and more forest fires are just some of the effects scientists say will accompany human-caused climate change. Scientists are now exploring another, perhaps more surprising, potential effect: Shrinking animals. A new study

Planet Far Away From Climate Goals

Emissions04102011

The world remains far away from meeting UN-backed goals on holding back climate change, setting the stage for major damage without more ambitious efforts to cut emissions, a study said Tuesday. Scientists who support climate action said that China, the

UK E-Coli Outbreak Affects 250

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An eight-month E coli outbreak across the UK left 250 people ill and one dead but was not publicised at the time because its origins were unknown, health officials say. After six months of investigations the infection was ultimately linked

Europe’s Oceans Changing Rapidly

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) at Orkney Islans, Scotland, is at the forefront of the development of marine-based renewables – technologies that generate electricity for homes and businesses by harnessing the power of waves and tidal streams. As the first centre of its kind to be created anywhere in the world, the center offers developers the opportunity to test full scale grid connected prototype devices in unrivalled wave and tidal conditions.

Europe’s seas are changing at an unprecedented rate as ice sheets melt, temperatures rise and marine life migrates due to climate change, a report by the Climate Change and European Marine Ecosystem Research (CLAMER) project warned. Scientists examined a mass

Soil Threatens Food Security

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FAO chief Jacques Diouf on Wednesday warned that pressure on the world’s soil resources and land degradation were threatening global food security. Diouf called for “a renewed international effort to assure sufficient fertile and healthy soils today and for future

Toxic Chemicals Found In Clothes

GreenPeace24082011

Traces of toxic chemicals harmful to the environment and to human health have been detected in products made by 14 top clothing manufacturers, Greenpeace said Tuesday. Samples of clothing from top brands including Adidas, Uniqlo, Calvin Klein, H&M, Abercrombie &

World Population To Hit 7 Billion

Population18082011

The world population will reach seven billion later this year, with increases in the number of people in Africa off-setting a drop in the birth rate elsewhere, according to a new French study. Looking much further ahead, the National Institute

Rainbow Warrior Given To Charity

RainbowWarrior17082011

..Environmental campaign group Greenpeace on Tuesday handed over its iconic protest ship Rainbow Warrior II to a Bangladeshi charity which will turn it into a floating hospital. Greenpeace said it hoped that Friendship would continue to use the ship as