RedskyNews Category: Europe

US Nuke Rain 181 Times Above Safe

Special Intelligence Report: Radiation from Japan rained on Berkeley, California, during recent storms at levels that exceeded drinking water standards by 181 times. A rooftop water monitoring program managed by the University of California at Berkeley’s Department of Nuclear Engineering

Glaciers Melting 100 Times Faster

The world’s glaciers are melting up to 100 times faster than any time during the last 350 years, according to new research. Scientists say the findings, based on a study of Patagonia, South America, have worrying implications for millions of

UN Climate Talks Start In Bangkok

The first UN climate talks of the year in Bangkok this week look to hammer out tough details of a global pact that has offered hope in the fight against global warming. The six days of talks, which begin Sunday

Bucharest Air Pollution Health Risk

Air pollution in Bucharest, one of the worst in Europe, has a “serious impact” on the health of its inhabitants, Romanian environmental NGO Ecopolis warned on Wednesday. “Bucharest is often and substantially above the threshold of polluting substances allowed in

Anti Nuclear Protest In Bulgaria

Hundreds of people joined an anti-nuclear protest in Sofia on Wednesday, calling for the government to drop plans for a new Russia-backed nuclear plant after the radiation disaster in Japan. About 300 protestors — some wearing gas masks and radiation

EU To Ban Cars From Cities By 2050

The European Union has planned to ban all petrol and diesel cars by 2050, and replace them with alternatives such as electric and hydrogen powered vehicles. Recently unveiled EU strategy states, “By 2050, key goals will include: No more conventionally

Five Countries Join Euro-Amazon

Five central European countries signed an accord to launch a cross-border nature reserve in an area known as Europe’s Amazon at a meeting of environmental ministers that ended Saturday. The declaration signed by Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia paves

Earth Hour Circles The Globe

Hundreds of landmark buildings and millions of ordinary homes have switched off their lights as the annual Earth Hour moved around the globe. Australia’s Opera House was the first of many global landmarks to go dark as the event got

Fukushima Fallout Nukes Europe

VIENNA – Minuscule particles of fallout from a damaged power plant in Japan have reached Iceland and are expected in France and elsewhere in Europe, experts said Wednesday, but stressed they don’t pose a health risk. Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear

More Tests & Bans For Japan Exports

Germany and Britain are among European Union countries that have imposed extra checks on food imports such as fish and soy sauce from Japan for radioactive contamination, food regulators say. The moves come the day after the United States became