RedskyNews Category: Europe

The Plague of Locusts in Revelation 9 Explained

Locusts have always been a problem but never to the degree that they are today. As temperatures have increased, Locusts have moved with the climate and are now causing havoc as far north in Europe as France. When faced with

Activists seek tough UN climate pact in 100 days

Activists launched what they called the world’s biggest campaign to combat global warming on Friday, urging governments to agree a tough U.N. climate pact at talks in Copenhagen starting in 100 days’ time. Environmental organizations, trade unions, religious groups, scientists,

Adapting to new climate dearer than U.N. says – report

Adapting to the effects of climate change such as floods and droughts is likely to cost two to three times more than the United Nations estimates, a report said on Thursday ahead of a major U.N. summit in December. The

Norway whale catches fall to lowest in a decade

Norway’s whale catches are set to fall to the lowest in more than a decade in 2009, a decline blamed by the industry on financial problems and by environmentalists on dwindling demand for the meat. “The total number of whales

Switzerland commits to 20 pct emissions cut by 2020

The Swiss government on Wednesday committed to cut its carbon emissions by at least 20 percent from its 1990 levels by 2020, but green groups said the target was too modest. The government’s commitment also fell short of targets sought

Lights out for old 100-watt bulbs in EU next week

Old-style 100-watt light bulbs will be banned in Europe’s shops from next week in favour of new energy-saving models, but consumers groups on Wednesday gave the move a guarded welcome. From September 1, 100-watt versions of the old incandescent bulbs

Climate Protesters Head For ‘Secret’ Campsite

Climate Change demonstrators are making their way to Blackheath in southeast London after the ‘secret’ location of their protest camp was revealed. Up to 3,000 protesters had gathered at different meeting points across the capital before their final destination was

Eathquakes rattle Cyprus, Oregon and Canada

Earthquake rattles Cyprus Cypriot authorities say a moderately strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 has shaken the eastern Mediterranean island. No damage or injuries have been reported. The Cyprus Geological Survey Department says the quake occurred at 9:28

Thousands flee as winds fan wildfire near Athens

A huge wildfire fanned by strong winds cut a swathe of destruction near Athens on Sunday, burning houses, razing large patches of forest and sending thousands fleeing their homes, authorities said. Dark plumes of smoke hung over the Acropolis as

Wicked Wildfires continue raging in Spain and Portugal

MADRID (AFP) – – Hundreds of firefighters battled to control wildfires in Spain and Portugal Thursday, as a massive blaze raged for a third day in a military zone, officials said. Some 300 firefighters and soldiers backed by 18 water-dropping