RedskyNews Category: Am – Environment

Locusts Invade Homes In Trinidad

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Red-winged locusts, which are synonymous with a biblical plague, continue to breed and multiply in the Point Fortin district even as residents await the Insect Vector Control Division of the Agriculture Ministry to do more to kill the hungry pests.

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

Volcano Forces Costa Rica’s Main Airport To Close

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SAN JOSE: The Costa Rican authorities suspended operations at the country’s main airport on Monday (Sep 19) after the nearby Turrialba volcano erupted, sending a thick ash cloud into the sky. The San Jose international airport was temporarily closed for

56,000 Californians Exposed To Arsenic In Drinking Water

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As California continues to grapple with drought, almost 56,000 Californians are exposed to drinking water that exceeds the federal safety standards for arsenic, according to a recent study. “More than three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found California

400 People Flee 6.0 Earthquake In Colombia

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More than 400 people had to flee their homes in Citadel Sevilla, Medellin – the home city of infamous cocaine drud lord Pablo Escobar. People at the scene were “terrified” by the sizeable 6.0 magnitude quake, which is believed to

Texas: Red Tide Confirmed Along North Padre Island

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HARLINGEN — Like an uninvited and unwanted relative, red tide is knocking at the door again. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Wednesday a red tide event has been confirmed in the Gulf of Mexico south of Corpus Christi. “On

Trinidad: Locusts Take “Hostages” In Point Fortin

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SOME residents of Strikers Village in Point Fortin says they feel like “hostages” in their own homes as a result of the locusts swarming across their community. And officials trying to eradicate the insects appear powerless. Farmer Kelvin Harper said

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

Another Earthquake Hits Ecuador’s Capital Quito

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The Geophysical Institute of Ecuador registered it as another earthquake and not an aftershock from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 16. Another earthquake hit Ecuador’s capital Quito at 7.22 p.m., local time. While only a 4.6 magnitude earthquake, the

State Of Emergency Declared In Oklahoma After Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake

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A state of emergency was declared in Pawnee, Oklahoma, after a record-tying magnitude 5.6 earthquake — which could be felt as far as Chicago — rattled the county Saturday morning. “The earthquake was felt in multiple states and was the

Arsenic laced Soil Being Tested In Kentucky

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MOUNT STERLING A state environmental response team began taking more extensive soil samples Tuesday to test for higher-than-normal arsenic levels along a rural Montgomery County road. The sampling took place along Long Lane, a gravel road lined with mobile homes

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