RedskyNews Category: Europe

Nuclear Power Here To Stay Says EU

Nuclear energy is here to stay so European Union leaders need to spell out clearly how to revamp safety guidelines at a key summit, the bloc’s energy commissioner said Wednesday. “We are looking for clear instructions from EU leaders meeting

Bulgaria To Stress Test Nuke Plant

SOFIA (AFP) – Bulgaria launched preparations Tuesday for a “stress test” of its sole nuclear power plant at Kozloduy, following EU safety concerns brought on by Japan’s tsunami-damaged nuclear plant. The checks at the two 1,000-megawatt reactors at Kozloduy will

Anti Nuclear Demos Across Spain

Hundreds of people took part in protests held across Spain Thursday to demand the closure of the country’s six nuclear power stations after Japan’s nuclear accident following a massive earthquake. Demonstrators, many wearing masks or holding signs that read “No

Huge Wave Kills 2 On Cruise Ship

A series of huge waves that hit a cruise ship off the coast of France today left two passengers dead. Cyprus-based Louis Cruise Lines says the incident occurred aboard the 1,790-passenger Louis Majesty that was en route from Barcelona to

Germany Sticks With Biofuels

The German government said after crisis talks on Tuesday it was sticking with a newly introduced petrol with a 10-percent biofuel content despite major problems since its introduction last month. “We need to reduce our dependency on oil,” Environment Minister

EU To Increase Climate Targets

Fresh from the launch of a trillion-euro bid to slash dependency on Middle East oil and Russian gas, Europe sets out this week its most ambitious targets yet to offset climate change. The European Union, home to half a billion

Maersk Shuts Leaking North Sea Rig

Danish Maersk Oil on Wednesday shut down a North Sea rig after oil was observed on the surrounding water. Production will resume when the technicians have located the source of the leak and made the necessary repairs, the company said,

Climate Scientists Enlist Public

Meteorologists launched a new campaign Wednesday to get people in England involved in measuring climate change by using a mirror, soap bubbles or simply looking up at the sky. The Met Office national weather service is asking people to complete

Iceland: 400 Quakes in 24 Hours

After four days of continues earthquake activity it appears that Krísuvík volcano has stepped up it’s activity by a order of magnitude. Since midnight there have been over 400 earthquakes in Krísuvík volcano. The activity is continuing when this is

5.2 Earthquake Off Crete

ATHENS, Greece – Seismologists say a moderately strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.2 has struck off the southern Greek island of Crete. There have been no initial reports of damage or injuries.