RedskyNews Category: Europe

Tornado causes chaos in Cyprus capital

Ten people were hurt when a freak twister hit parts of the capital of Cyprus on Friday, felling trees, closing roads and damaging property, police said. Emergency services fielded scores of calls when the tornado accompanied by strong rain and

Maldives aims for action behind words on climate change

White sand and crystal clear water that laps around the Maldives draw thousands to the islands every year, but in the waves lie the seeds of the country’s possible destruction. The archipelago is on the frontline of climate change in

World’s largest offshore wind farm opens in Denmark

The world’s largest offshore wind farm has been opened in the North Sea off the west coast of Denmark, the Danish company running the project said on Thursday. The Horns Rev 2 wind farm’s 91 turbines covers an area of

Earthquake rattles Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 has shaken the eastern Mediterranean island nation. No damage or injuries have been reported. The Cyprus Geological Survey Department says the quake occurred at 5:09

EU calls on US to do more to tackle climate change

The United States must do more to tackle climate change, the EU presidency said Wednesday, in a challenge to US President Barack Obama ahead of a key international summit in Pittsburgh. “I hope to speed up the talks all over

Doctors in climate change health warning

Failure to tackle climate change at a key UN conference in Copenhagen could be “catastrophic” for health, the heads of 18 doctors’ associations warned on Wednesday. In an exceptional joint appeal published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and The

40 percent of dead swine flu patients were young and healthy

About 40 percent of people who have died of swine flu or fallen seriously ill were young and otherwise healthy, an expert from the World Health Organisation told a conference in Vienna Monday. Forty percent of the most serious cases,

One in six Mediterranean mammals face extinction

One in six Mediterranean mammals is threatened with extinction at the regional level, mainly due to the destruction of their habitat from urbanization, agriculture and climate change, nature body IUCN said Tuesday in a new study. Of the 320 mammal

Mafia sank boat with radioactive waste: official

Italian authorities have discovered a ship that was sunk by the mafia off the coast of southern Italy with 120 barrels of radioactive waste on board, a local prosecutor said Monday. The 110-metre (360-feet) long ship was found on Saturday

UK could face blackouts by 2016

A massive building programme which would “industrialise” large swathes of the countryside will be needed if Britain is to meet its own energy needs from renewable sources, a Government adviser has warned. Professor David MacKay, of Cambridge University, said there