RedskyNews Category: Europe

PM joins thousands in British carbon-cutting pledge

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has put his name to a campaign for a 10-percent cut in Britain’s carbon emissions, his office said Friday, as the list of signatories to the pledge reached almost 11,000. Brown has signed up to the

Arctic thaw threatens much of world: WWF report

Global Warming in the Arctic could affect a quarter of the world’s population through flooding and amplify the wider impact of climate change, a report by environmental group WWF said Wednesday. Air temperatures in the region have risen by almost

Climate change killing corals, costing billions

Climate change is killing valuable coral reef systems, a United Nations-backed report published on Wednesday warned. The report — entitled “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity” — unveiled in Berlin, concluded: “We face the imminent loss of coral reefs due

Climate Camp hits the govt

Climate Camp activists have shut down the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) this morning, in a continuation of direct action tactics from yesterday. Climate Camp activists have shut down the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) this

Climate Change Warning: It’s Here, It’s Now!

World environment leaders have issued a series of climate warnings from opposite ends of the globe, after hearing from those on the front line of global warming. With less than 100 days until the UN’s crucial Copenhagen Conference, the UN

Risky schemes may be only hope for cooling planet

Video: Daft schemes proposed to cool the planet.

Protesters stick together in UK bank demonstration

Climate protesters superglued themselves together inside the London headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland on Tuesday to demonstrate about what they said was the bank’s investment in fossil fuels. The protesters were from a Climate Camp set up in

West Nile Virus found in Switzerland

ZURICH — A mosquito capable of spreading the deadly West Nile virus to humans has been detected in central Europe for the first time, Swiss scientists said Friday. The Asian rock pool mosquito – or aedes japonicus – has colonized

U.N. talks hope to improve climate data and aid poor

Delegates from 150 nations met in Geneva on Monday to try to plug gaps in climate information to help the world cope with global warming and threats like floods, wildfires and rising sea levels. The August 31-September 4 World Climate

Climate computer under a cloud

The Met Office headquarters has been named as one of Britain’s worst public buildings for pollution – due to a £30 million supercomputer used to predict climate change. The giant IBM machine fills two special halls the size of two