RedskyNews Category: Europe

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

Flash Floods Force Evactuations

.Homes and businesses had to be evacuated when flash floods hit parts of Yorkshire. Humberside Fire Service received around 135 calls on Wednesday afternoon as heavy rain fell on Goole, East Yorkshire. A spokesman said about 50 firefighters were sent

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

Mount Etna Eruptions Get Stronger

As the Mt. Etna volcano came to life again and started erupting in the southern Italy on the island of Sicily, inhabitants were not worried but rather bemused. The volcanic eruption took place as on July 30 2011 in Catania-the

Russia To Lose 33% Of Permafrost

..Russia’s vast permafrost areas may shrink by a third by the middle of the century due to global warming, endangering infrastructure in the Arctic zone, an emergencies ministry official said Friday. “In the next 25 to 30 years, the area

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

Toxic Algae Hits French Beaches

Video Report: Workers have been trying to clear tonnes of toxic seaweed which have accumulated on beaches in Brittany in France. As well as being hazardous to health, the problem has had a negative impact on tourism. The BBC’s Hugh

Quake Hits The English Channel

.An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 has struck in the middle of the English Channel, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has said.Residents in parts of West Sussex reported buildings shaking for a few seconds but no injuries or damage