RedskyNews Category: Europe

London and other cities face flooding due to rising sea levels

London’s key primary flood defence, the Thames Barrier, is being used twice as much as was planned when it opened in 1984. London faces the threat of flooding due to the impact of rising sea levels, a report warns. Other

Tropics face massive rise in heatwave deaths

Unless tropical countries adapt to warmer temperatures caused by climate change, they are bound to see more heatwave-related deaths, with Brazil, Colombia and the Philippines predicted to have close to 2,000 per cent increase in excess mortality by mid-century, says

Car makers and green groups see flaws in German diesel plan

The German government presented plans to cut pollution from diesel vehicles by asking carmakers to offer owners trade-in incentives and hardware fixes, prompting objections from environmental groups and grudging concessions from the industry. After marathon talks, Chancellor Angela Merkel and

Mega-Tsunami Wave Will Wipe Out New York and Miami at ANY TIME:

A DEVASTATING 150-foot tsunami could strike the east coast of America at any moment, a top scientist has warned. New York, Boston and Miami could all be struck by the monster wave, while Central and South American tourist hotspots like

Mega Tsunami Due At Any Moment

The massive killer tidal wave would be created by a huge slab of rock – twice the size of the Isle of Man – smashing into the Atlantic Ocean after breaking away from the island of La Palma. The monster

Italy Earthquake Causes Apennine Mountains To Grow By Up To 4cm

Italy’s devastating earthquake has caused the Apennine Mountains to grow by up to 4cm in parts, research has found. The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) said data from satellites and GPS stations show the range was permanently changed

Oceans Hit Their Limits To Cope With Rising Temperatures

Severe weather conditions like hurricanes in oceans is a signal that they have hit their limits to deal with the heft of climate change, states a report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The Director General of

Freak Lightning Storm Kills 323 Reindeer In Norway

A freak lightning storm has killed 323 reindeer in a remote mountainous area of Norway, officials said on Monday. Dead animals were found lying on top of each other, many with their antlers entangled, after the thunderstorm on the Hardanger

Cluster Of Big Earthquakes Rattles Iceland’s Katla Volcano

LAST NIGHT, A brief earthquake swarm rattled the caldera at Katla in southern Iceland. The largest earthquakes were over M4, ranging from a few kilometers deep to near the surface (although the depth locating is likely problematic for many of

Expert Predicts Worldwide Apocalyptic Earthquake

MASSIVE earthquakes are predicted to strike the Earth’s major fault lines at any moment, a leading expert has said. Sydney-based Dr Behzad Fatahi, who specialises in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering, worryingly said not a single person in the world would

Italy Earthquake “Raises” The Dead

SANT’ANGELO, Italy The earthquake that brought disaster to a cluster of mountain communities in central Italy this week did not even spare the dead. The small cemetery outside the hamlet of Sant’Angelo, sitting above the devastated town of Amatrice, has

Earthquake: Italy Declares State Of Emergency

PM authorises preliminary €50m in emergency funding for stricken zone as Amatrice hit by 4.7-magnitude aftershock. A 4.7-magnitude aftershock has hit the Italian town of Amatrice as rescuers and emergency teams continue their search of three flattened hilltop towns and

Italy Earthquake Toll Reaches 247

The death toll in the Italian earthquake has risen to at least 247 as thousands of rescuers continue efforts to find survivors. Dozens are believed trapped in ruined Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in mountainous central Italy. The search

Italy Earthquake Toll Rises To At Least 120

At least 120 people have been killed and 368 injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, PM Matteo Renzi has said. The magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome,

Earthquake Kills At Least 37 In Central Italy

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 37 people dead and many others trapped under rubble, reports say. “Half the town is gone,” said the mayor of Amatrice, one of the worst areas affected. A family

Shellfish Infected As Temperatures Rise

Norovirus is the least of your worries. A sometimes-fatal bacteria is infecting more shellfish, even as those species are moving northward to escape warmer ocean waters. Vibrio has been making humans sick for a long time, but is more common