RedskyNews Category: Eu – Politics & Science

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

Man Builds Nuke Reactor At Home

A Swedish man who tried to build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen says he started the experiment “just for fun”. Richard Handl, 31, from Aengelholm municipality in south-western Sweden, was detained by police two weeks ago and says he

Strong Quake Hits Kuril Islands

KURIL’SK, KURIL ISLANDS (BNO NEWS) — A strong earthquake struck off the the Kuril Islands in Russia’s Sakhalin Oblast region on Saturday afternoon, seismologists said. There was no damage. The earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 6.1, struck about

6.3 Quake Hits Papua New Guinea

The Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea was rattled by a powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake on Monday, but seismologists said the tremor was unlikely to have caused major damage in the remote area. Geoscience Australia measured the quake at magnitude

Climate Threatens World Security

..Climate change is generating an “unholy brew” of extreme weather events that threaten global security, the UN chief said as the Security Council recognized the issue’s potential effect on world peace. But the 15-member council apparently failed to agree on

Monckton Defends Lord Title

..High-profile climate change sceptic Lord Monckton has reacted defiantly to a request from London to stop claiming to be a member of the House of Lords, telling the chamber to “get used to it”. The outspoken Monckton inherited his title

Pirates Disrupt Climate Research

Piracy in the Indian Ocean is hampering the efforts of climate change researchers to the point where they have had to call in the Australian Navy. Pirate activity off the coast of Somalia has increased dramatically over recent years, so

Poland Says No To Nuclear

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..Poland should turn to offshore wind farms for safer, cheaper energy and more jobs instead of pushing ahead with plans to build its first nuclear power facility by 2020, a study said on Wednesday. “Either we’ll choose the dangerous atom

Warming Causes Weather Disasters

LONDON (AlertNet) – Scientists tackled the highly debated, and somewhat perplexing, relationship between climate change and weather disasters at the recent launch of a U.S. magazine series on the subject, concluding that an indisputable connection exists between the two. “The

UN Warns No Country Is Immune

..UN chief Ban Ki-moon this week warned that no country or city was immune from natural or man-made disasters, as a report underlined the soaring, trillion dollar, economic risks the world faces. Ban told a four-day UN Conference on disaster

Oceans Set To Rise By 1.6 Metres

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Warming in the Arctic occurring at twice the global average is on track to lift sea levels by up to 1.6 metres (5.3 feet) by 2100, a far steeper jump than predicted a few years ago, a consortium of scientists