RedskyNews Category: Af – Environment

Mega Tsunami Due At Any Moment

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The massive killer tidal wave would be created by a huge slab of rock – twice the size of the Isle of Man – smashing into the Atlantic Ocean after breaking away from the island of La Palma. The monster

5.7 Earthquake Hits Tanzania: 16 Dead, Over 250 Injured

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DAR ES SALAAM, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — At least 11 people were killed and over 200 others were injured on Saturday as an earthquake measuring 5.7 hit northwestern Tanzania, said police. The earthquake jolted Tanzania’s northwest regions of Kagera and

Oceans Hit Their Limits To Cope With Rising Temperatures

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Severe weather conditions like hurricanes in oceans is a signal that they have hit their limits to deal with the heft of climate change, states a report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The Director General of

323 Million At Risk Of Disease From Dirty Water

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More than 300 million people in Asia, Africa and Latin America are at risk of life-threatening diseases like cholera and typhoid because of the increasing pollution of water in rivers and lakes, the U.N. Environment Program said Tuesday. Between 1990

7.1 Earthquake South Atlantic – No Tsunami

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A powerful and shallow earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has struck the South Atlantic Ocean, centered far northwest of Ascension Island, seismologists say. No tsunami warnings have been issued. The United States Geological Survey recorded the tremor at

Expert Predicts Worldwide Apocalyptic Earthquake

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MASSIVE earthquakes are predicted to strike the Earth’s major fault lines at any moment, a leading expert has said. Sydney-based Dr Behzad Fatahi, who specialises in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering, worryingly said not a single person in the world would

Drought Devastates Lesotho As Water Is Exported

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Lesotho is experiencing food insecurity as a result of drought despite being the site of the second largest dam in Africa, because water is being exported to its neighbour South Africa. An estimated 680,000 people — more than a quarter

Congo Mines Cause Toxic Damage

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IN THIS stream, the fish vanished long ago, killed by acids and waste from the mines,” says Lubumbashi resident Heritier Maloba, staring into the murky waters of his childhood fishing hole. Pollution caused by copper and cobalt mining has not

Severe Heat Will Soon Make Africa And Middle East Uninhabitable

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Climate change could cause Middle East and North Africa to become uninhabitable by 2050, a new study has suggested. Despite the agreement of international leaders in the recently concluded UN climate summit in Paris, researchers from the Cyprus Institute and

Kenya: Bus Swept Away in Floods. 7 Dead.

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Seven people died after a bus they were travelling in was swept away by flash floods at Agolo Muok area on the Sori-Magunga road in Homa Bay County. Six bodies have so far been recovered but an unknown number of

Thousands Homeless in Somalia Floods

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NAIROBI, KENYA— Flash floods in Somalia have destroyed thousands of makeshift homes, as well as latrines and shallow wells, the United Nations said, predicting that up to 900,000 people could be hit by the strongest El Niño weather phenomenon in

Egypt: Seven Dead in Alexandria Floods

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In a sudden and swift change of weather across Egypt, the coastal city of Alexandria has been suffering from continuously pouring rain and hail since Saturday night, leaving the city streets drastically flooded. The condition, however, escalated quickly, causing more