RedskyNews Category: Scientific Reports

Arctic Suffers Effects Of Climate Change

Two decades after the United Nations established the Framework Convention on Climate Change in order to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system,” the Arctic shows the first signs of a dangerous climate change. A team of researchers led

Leaking US Reactor Shut Down

..A reactor at the San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Diego has been shut down after a radiation leak which was not big enough to cause public harm, the US atomic safety agency said Wednesday. Radioactive gas escaped from

India’s Air At Worst Ever

India has the worst air quality in the world, poorer even than its neighbour China, according to an annual survey based at Yale and Columbia universities in the United States. Of all the countries surveyed in the Environmental Performance Index

Yellowstone Mirrors Atlantis Volcano

Around 1630 BC, a super-volcano blew apart the Aegean island of Santorini, an event so violent that some theorists say it nurtured the legend of Atlantis. More than three and a half millennia later, the big blast is yielding forensic

Japan Studies Near Fukushima Plant

Japanese scientists are studying how radiation has affected plants and animals living near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, according to an official. Researchers are examining field mice, red pine trees, a certain type of shellfish and other wild flora and

Overgrazed Fields Promote Locusts

Swarming locusts may be drawn to overgrazed fields because the insects prefer to feed on low-nitrogen plants in areas where the soil is depleted, US and Chinese researchers said Thursday. In bad years, locust swarms can inhabit as much as

UN Pushed For Climate Deal

..The world has no chance of sealing an emissions cut deal unless companies lobby their governments for an accord, the UN climate chief told the global business elite in Davos on Thursday. “Even though governments have said in Durban ‘yes

Flesh- Eating Bug Kills In Hours

Flesh-eating disease is the medical equivalent of being struck by lightning: it’s extremely rare and very tragic. And the fact that it moves at breakneck speed, capable of killing a healthy person in as little as 12 hours, makes it

Davos Grapples With Food Prices

Petrol is already beyond the price range of many Africans while surging population levels should force governments in Asia to limit car use, political and business leaders said Wednesday. While economic gloom in the eurozone is the most immediate concern

Big Quake Predicted To Hit Tokyo

A leading earthquake research centre says the risk of a big quake hitting Tokyo within the next few years could be as high as 70 per cent. Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s earthquake research institute based the figure on

Food Prices At Record Highs In 2011

The price of basic foodstuffs hit a record high in 2011, with the cost of cereals surging by more than a third over the last 12 months, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Thursday. The FAO said that

Doomsday Clock Moves Forwards

Global uncertainty on how to deal with the threats of nuclear weapons and climate change have forced the “Doomsday clock” one minute closer to midnight, leading international scientists said Tuesday. “It is now five minutes to midnight,” said Allison Macfarlan,

Scientists Create Killer Bird Flu

A Dutch laboratory claiming to have developed a deadly strain of bird flu wants to publish its research, sparking fears that terrorists could use the information. Scientists at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam say they have been able to

Small Quake Rattles Lancashire GB

A small earthquake occurred in Lancashire over the weekend, seismologists have confirmed. The British Geological Survey (BGS), which records all earthquakes across the UK, said the epicentre was five miles (8km) south-east of Blackburn.

Planet Earth Prepare To Burn

Video Report:Two minute video that ‘shows how the Earth’s temperature has risen 1C since the 1950s’.

Permafrost Now Thawing Abruptly

As the Arctic warms, greenhouse gases will be released from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, according to survey results from 41 international scientists published in the Nov. 30 issue of the journal Nature. Permafrost