RedskyNews Category: Governments & Politics

Govt. Kept Japan Exodus Secret

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The Japanese government’s worst-case scenario at the height of the nuclear crisis last year warned that tens of millions of people, including Tokyo residents, might need to leave their homes, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. But

Drought Victims Recieve $2.6 Billion

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Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Tuesday announced a 2.6-billion-dollar program to help victims of a record drought, including food and water handouts, as rural victims protested in the capital. The “unprecedented sum would attend to a catastrophic situation in Mexico,”

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

Greeks Fell Trees For Fuel

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..Rising oil prices and chilly economic times are prompting increasing numbers of Greeks to chop down trees for winter warmth, a group of forest engineers warned Tuesday. Nikos Bokaris, a spokesman for the Panhellenic Union of Forest Engineers, said the

Food Aid Suspended In Somalia

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it had suspended food distribution to 1.1 million people in central and southern Somalia after Al Shabaab militants blocked deliveries in parts of the famine-hit country. The independent humanitarian

2,335 Wind Turbine Jobs Blown Away

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Wind turbine giant Vestas said Thursday it would slash 2,335 jobs, leaving Denmark’s government red-faced after it made “green technologies” a top priority of its just-launched EU presidency. Beyond those redundancies, another 1,600 people in the United States may be

Philippines Appeal For Flood Aid

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The United Nations is calling for about $28 million in funding to help those affected by last weekend’s devastating tropical storm in the southern Philippines. The UN has likened the scene in the region after tropical storm Washi to the

Disaster Losses Hit Record In 2011

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The disasters that plagued the globe this year will send 2011 into the record books as the most costly year for catastrophes on record. Japan’s powerful tsunami, earthquakes in New Zealand, floods in Thailand and a series of severe tornadoes

Canada Withdraws From Kyoto

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Canada became the first country to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, saying the pact on cutting carbon emissions was preventing the world from effectively tackling climate change. “We are invoking Canada’s legal right to formally withdraw from Kyoto,” Environment

Activists Unhappy At Climate Deal

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European ministers say they have made a significant step in securing a deal to draw up a new international climate treaty, but campaigners warned it would not be enough to tackle global warming. The deal, which was finally agreed as