RedskyNews Category: Europe

A Million Sharks Killed Yearly

At least 1.3 million sharks, many listed as endangered, were harvested from the Atlantic in 2008 by industrial-scale fisheries unhampered by catch or size limits, according to a tally released Monday. The actual figure may be several fold higher due

Carbon Emissions on The Increase

Emissions of fossil-fuel gases that stoke climate change edged back less than hoped in 2009 as falls in advanced economies were largely outweighed by rises in China and India, scientists said Sunday. For 2010, emissions are likely to resume their

US Could Face “CO2” Trade Boycott

A British climate change economist at the heart of international negotiations seeking a greenhouse gas deal said Friday that the US faces a trade boycott if it fails to rein in its carbon emissions. Lord Nicholas Stern, author of the

Farming to get $200M. in Climate Aid

LONDON (Reuters) — Development agencies worldwide are joining forces to spend $200 million in a 10-year programme to help the agriculture sector prepare for climate change and cut greenhouse gas emissions, farm research groups said on Wednesday. The funding will

Climate Aid Too Focused on C02 Cuts

Under the non-binding Copenhagen Accord agreed at a U.N. summit in December 2009, donors agreed that money to give a quick push to efforts to slow climate change from 2010-12 would have a “balanced allocation between adaptation and mitigation.” But

More Floods to Hit Cornwall

People in Cornwall are being warned of further flooding as heavy rainfall is expected overnight. Forecasters are predicting more showers into Thursday, with the possibility of heavy localised rain. The Environment Agency said: “This rain will fall on already saturated

Floods Trap Motorists In Cornwall

People have been trapped in their cars and homes after flash floods hit Cornwall overnight. Devon and Cornwall police say they are dealing with a “major flooding incident” after drains were overwhelmed by downpours and villages were swamped with water

Cornwall Hit by Flash Floods

People have been rescued from their homes after heavy rain and gale-force winds led to heavy flooding. Devon and Cornwall police said it was dealing with a “major flooding incident” after heavy rain overnight around St Austell, Cornwall. There have

New Greenpeace Ship Completed

The latest incarnation of Greenpeace’s flagship the Rainbow Warrior took to the water Tuesday after construction work was completed at a Polish shipyard, the global environment group said. Jacek Winiarski, spokesman of Greenpeace’s Polish branch, told AFP that the hull

Belgium: Worst Floods in 50 Years

Video Report: Authorities called in the army to help with evacuations Sunday after heavy rain caused severe flooding in southwestern Belgium.