RedskyNews Category: Eu – Politics & Science

Warming Causes Shrinking Animals

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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

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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

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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

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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

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..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

Atmosphere May Power Tsunamis

In 1995, an 84-foot wall of water pummeled an offshore oil rig in the North Sea. This massive wave wasn’t a tsunami triggered by an earthquake — it was the first documented occurrence of a “rogue wave.” Rogue waves are

Tsunami Shuts UK Nuclear Plant

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.The UK’s only plant for processing plutonium into new fuel for nuclear reactors is to close as a result of the Japanese tsunami, threatening the loss of hundreds of jobs. The MOX site at Sellafield in Cumbria, which employs 800