RedskyNews Category: Europe

Strong Quake Jolts Greek Island

An alarming earthquake that measured 5.0 on the Richter scale hit the island of Milos. The quake has residents scared that more quakes will soon take place. The earthquake’s epicenter was in the sea region of the island. The focal

Snow Stops 800 European Flights

BERLIN – Heavy overnight snowfall disrupted air travel across western Europe Friday, forcing more than 800 flight cancellations and leading to major delays in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Germany appeared the hardest hit by the snow, with more than

Desertification is Greatest Threat

UN’s top drylands official says people must be paid via global carbon markets for preserving the soil. Desertification and land degradation is “the greatest environmental challenge of our time” and “a threat to global wellbeing”, according to the UN’s top

Cruise Ship Damaged in Storm

Dozens of cruise ship passengers were hurt after their luxury liner was battered by an intense storm which caused it to rock dangerously from side to side. American and British passengers were among the injured when giant waves forced the

Historic Ceasarea Bashed by Storm

A massive storm that battered the eastern Mediterranean destroyed the breakers protecting the Roman-era port of Caesarea, threatening to wash away the historic site, Israeli officials said. “Now the port is exposed to the full force of the waves,” said

UK: 10 Die of Swine Flu in 6 Weeks

HEALTH chiefs are urging people to get the flu jab after 10 adults in the UK died from swine virus in the last six weeks. The Health Protection Agency have confirmed that the deaths were in adults under 65 and

Climate Disasters to Cost Billions

THE 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season may be over but there are lingering signs of the impact of climate change which scientists predict will result in an increase in the number and intensity of hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters. According

German Nuclear Shipment Protest

Around 2,500 people on Saturday took to the streets of Germany, organisers said, to protest against a shipment of radioactive waste from France expected next week. Police put the number of protesters in the northern German coastal town of Greifswald

WikiLeaks: Vatican Pro Copenhagen Accord

The Vatican was committed to getting countries aligned with the Copenhagen Accord on climate change, according to the first Vatican cable to appear on the WikiLeaks website. The confidential cable claimed a Vatican official at the Secretariat of State would