RedskyNews Category: Europe

UN climate talks could fail, EU ministers warn

European ministers warned that December’s landmark UN climate talks could fail, as the EU Commission urged rich nations Thursday to stump up tens of billions of euros to help the developing world combat global warming. “The Copenhagen deal is hanging

EU offers climate aid

The European Union outlined a scaled-back offer to help poor nations combat global warming on Thursday as some nations expressed gloom about prospects of a new U.N. climate deal in Copenhagen in December. Many experts said a summit of world

Sarkozy unveils new French carbon tax

French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday unveiled a new carbon tax to help combat global warming, calling it a “fiscal revolution” and overriding strong public opposition to the plan. The new levy on oil, gas and coal consumption by households

Turks Swept Away In Flash Floods

Video Report: People and cars swept away in flash floods. At least 23 people have been killed and a number of others are missing after flash floods in north-west Turkey.

Danish PM tells India to speed up climate talks

Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen visits India on Thursday in a bid to speed up negotiations on a climate deal ahead of a key summit in Copenhagen in December, his office said. Rasmussen’s three-day trip will include meetings with

Birth control, tech needed to head off crunch

Birth control and new technologies — not lifestyle change alone — may be needed to head off a combined climate, food and energy crunch later this century, said the head of Britain’s science academy Martin Rees. The world’s population is

90% emissions cuts ‘will make room for aviation sector’

Allowing for growth in the aviation sector could require all other areas to reduce their emissions by 90 per cent of 1990 levels by 2050, the committee on climate change has suggested. In a letter to ministers, the committee –

Strong earthquake hits Albania and Macedonia

A strong earthquake, 6.0 on the Richter scale and 5.4 on the Richter scale, according to separate media reports, struck Albania and Macedonia at 11.49pm local time, 0.49am on September 7 Bulgarian time, Focus news agency has reported. Seismologist reports

Seaweed suspected in French death

French investigators are examining whether a lorry driver has become the first victim of a toxic seaweed that is clogging parts of the Brittany coast. The driver died in July after carrying three truckloads of sea lettuce away from the

UK woods ‘tackle climate change’

The UK’s woodlands will be “hugely important” in efforts to tackle climate change and cope with its impacts, the Forestry Commission said as it launched the most comprehensive survey of our forests ever undertaken. Tim Rollinson, director-general of the Forestry