RedskyNews Category: Europe

Sirens Blare as Venice Floods

Tourists in Venice awoke to warning sirens on Friday as the ‘acqua alta’ (high water) reached the highest level this year, leaving 55 per cent of the city under water. Shortly before dawn, sirens rang out across the city to

UK: Relentless Snow Causes Chaos

LONDON (Reuters) – Heavy snow caused havoc across Britain on Thursday, keeping airports closed for a second day, leaving travelers stranded and forcing thousands of schools to close. Met Office forecasters warned of severe weather and heavy snow, particularly in

Rising Seas Could Sink Caribbean

CANCUN – Rising sea levels caused by climate change are set to cause billions of dollars of damage to the island states of the Caribbean by the middle of the century, including wiping out more than 300 premium tourist resorts,

Europe Freezes as Cyprus in Drought

LONDON (Reuters) – Heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures disrupted road, rail and air transport in many parts of northern Europe on Wednesday while the Mediterranean island of Cyprus suffered in the heat after its driest November in more than a

Eight Poles Die as Europe Freezes

Eight men have frozen to death in Poland while heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures in western Europe have closed at least four airports. With temperatures falling to around -20 Celsius in much of Poland, police spokesman Mariusz Sokolowski said the

Snowfall Chaos in Spain, Portugal

MADRID – Heavy snow has hit northern Spain and Portugal while rains and winds have battered normally sunny resort areas. Spain’s meteorological agency said 35 of Spain’s 51 provinces were on snow alert Tuesday. Badly hit was the northwestern region

Snow Causes Chaos Across Europe

Video Report: Europe is in the grip of a miserable deep freeze with heavy snowfall and subfreezing temperatures. In Scotland, 650 stranded motorists spent Sunday night in a community college sports hall in Perth.

Climate Deaths Double in 2010

Climate-related disasters killed 21,000 people in the first nine months of this year, more than double the number in 2009, the humanitarian organization Oxfam reported on Monday. Timed to coincide with the start of international talks tackling climate change in

Naples Trash Gone by Christmas

Italy’s southern city of Naples will be rid of its piles of garbage by Christmas with the arrival of dump trucks from other regions helping in an intensified clean-up, the mayor’s office vowed Sunday. Uncollected waste has accumulated in the

Temp Could Rise by 7.2F by 2060s

World temperatures could soar by 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the 2060s in the worst case of global climate change and require an annual investment of $270 billion just to contain rising sea levels, studies suggested on Sunday.