RedskyNews Category: Scientific Reports

Overgrazed Fields Promote Locusts

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Swarming locusts may be drawn to overgrazed fields because the insects prefer to feed on low-nitrogen plants in areas where the soil is depleted, US and Chinese researchers said Thursday. In bad years, locust swarms can inhabit as much as

UN Pushed For Climate Deal

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..The world has no chance of sealing an emissions cut deal unless companies lobby their governments for an accord, the UN climate chief told the global business elite in Davos on Thursday. “Even though governments have said in Durban ‘yes

Flesh- Eating Bug Kills In Hours

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Flesh-eating disease is the medical equivalent of being struck by lightning: it’s extremely rare and very tragic. And the fact that it moves at breakneck speed, capable of killing a healthy person in as little as 12 hours, makes it

Davos Grapples With Food Prices

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Petrol is already beyond the price range of many Africans while surging population levels should force governments in Asia to limit car use, political and business leaders said Wednesday. While economic gloom in the eurozone is the most immediate concern

Big Quake Predicted To Hit Tokyo

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A leading earthquake research centre says the risk of a big quake hitting Tokyo within the next few years could be as high as 70 per cent. Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s earthquake research institute based the figure on

Food Prices At Record Highs In 2011

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The price of basic foodstuffs hit a record high in 2011, with the cost of cereals surging by more than a third over the last 12 months, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Thursday. The FAO said that

Doomsday Clock Moves Forwards

Global uncertainty on how to deal with the threats of nuclear weapons and climate change have forced the “Doomsday clock” one minute closer to midnight, leading international scientists said Tuesday. “It is now five minutes to midnight,” said Allison Macfarlan,

Scientists Create Killer Bird Flu

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A Dutch laboratory claiming to have developed a deadly strain of bird flu wants to publish its research, sparking fears that terrorists could use the information. Scientists at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam say they have been able to

Small Quake Rattles Lancashire GB

A small earthquake occurred in Lancashire over the weekend, seismologists have confirmed. The British Geological Survey (BGS), which records all earthquakes across the UK, said the epicentre was five miles (8km) south-east of Blackburn. Please follow and like us:

Planet Earth Prepare To Burn

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Permafrost Now Thawing Abruptly

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As the Arctic warms, greenhouse gases will be released from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, according to survey results from 41 international scientists published in the Nov. 30 issue of the journal Nature. Permafrost

Japan Quake Caused Double Tsunami

The massive earthquake off the coast of Japan in March caused a rare “merging tsunami” in which two waves combined to amplify the destruction after landfall, according to NASA. For the first time ever, US and European radar satellites captured