RedskyNews Category: Scientific Reports

The Big Wet is still The Big Dry

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says Australia is experiencing its wettest year on record since 2000. New figures show this year’s rainfall across Australia is 30 per cent above average. Please follow and like us:

World’s rivers in crisis, study says

The world’s rivers are in crisis including in North America and Europe where governments have invested trillions of dollars to clean up freshwater supplies, a study showed Wednesday. “Threats to human water security and biological diversity are pandemic,” Charles Vorosmarty

20% of all plants face Extinction

More than a fifth of the world’s plant species faces the threat of extinction, a trend with potentially catastrophic effects for life on Earth, according to research released on Wednesday. But a separate study cautioned that extinction of mammals had

30,000 Quakes caused by volcano

A swarm of small earthquakes that struck western Saudi Arabia last year was the rumbling of a volcano, geologists reported on Sunday. More than 30,000 minor quakes occurred between April and June 2009 within an ancient solidified lava field called

New Dust Storm To Hit Sydney

An earth scientist says another major dust storm over south-eastern Australia is likely within weeks. The Australian National University’s Professor Patrick De Deckker is studying the last decade of storms, which have carried millions of tonnes of dust across the

Arctic Ice in Methane Death Spiral


UXBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 20, 2010 (IPS) – The carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have melted the Arctic sea ice to its lowest volume since before the rise of human civilisation, dangerously upsetting the energy balance of the entire

Atlantic pollution falls, acidity up

Efforts to clean up and protect the North East Atlantic have made some progress since 2000 but new threats are looming such as ocean acidification linked to climate change, a study said on Thursday. The report, by the OSPAR Commission

Wind could have parted Red Sea for Moses

Moses might not have parted the Red Sea, but a strong east wind that blew through the night could have pushed the waters back in the way described in biblical writings and the Koran, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. Computer

Disasters mirror climate models: US environment chief

PARIS (AFP) – The flurry of exceptional weather disasters in recent years is completely consistent with scenarios about an aspect of climate change, the head of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Tuesday. Jane Lubchenco, administrator

Does Egypt’s past hide climate change fix

As world experts grapple with ways to contain global warming, researchers gathered in Egypt are seeking answers from the country’s pharaonic past to help tackle environmental problems of the present. Blessed with incomparable archaeological wealth, Egypt is the most populous

Frankenfish likely to be approved

A panel of scientific experts has begun two days of hearings in Washington to decide whether a genetically modified salmon – dubbed the ‘Frankenfish’ – should be approved for human consumption. The US Centre for Food Safety is calling on

Quake Warning Issued For London


A killer earthquake could hit London at any time, claiming untold numbers of lives and causing billions of pounds worth of damage, an expert has warned. Such a quake is long overdue after the last one occurred on April 6