RedskyNews Category: Am – Environment

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

Climate Change Predicted To Halve Coffee Growing

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Climate Change is going to halve the area suitable for coffee production and impact the livelihoods of more than 120 million of the world’s poorest people who rely on the coffee economy, according to a new report by the Climate

Most Chocolate Contains Toxic Metals

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Another round of bad news for chocoholics: Not only can molten aluminum not melt your favorite candy, but the odds are also pretty high it contains toxic levels of lead, cadmium, or even both, according to a new study by

Scurvy Afflicts The Poor And Homeless

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Scurvy, a disease caused by a severe lack of vitamin C in the diet, is most often associated with 17th-century pirates. But cases of scurvy still appear in the United States — and doctors say its 21st-century manifestation is a

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

Scurvy Cropping Up In New England

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Poverty often leads to a poor diet, and poor diets can lead to a host of health problems. Doctors in Springfield, Massachusetts, think they’ve identified a diet-related condition that many thought disappeared hundreds of years ago. The medical mystery began

Yellowstone River Closes Over Deadly Parasite

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Montana officials have indefinitely closed the Yellowstone River over concerns of a deadly parasite that has killed thousands of fish. A 183-mile-stretch (294km) of the river is closed to prevent infected fish from spreading to other waterways. Wildlife workers are