RedskyNews Category: Am – Environment

Canada’s polar bears in dire straits: WWF

OTTAWA (AFP) – Some of Canada’s polar bear populations risk being wiped out within four decades because of climate change and human activity including hunting, the World Wide Fund For Nature warned Sunday. Canada, whose frozen north is home to

US Food Costs Rising Fastest in 17 Years

NEW YORK (AP) – Steve Tarpin can bake a graham cracker crust in his sleep, but explaining why the price for his Key lime pies went from $20 to $25 required mastering a thornier topic: global economics. He recently wrote

Climate events could reduce USA and China to third world status in less than 10 years

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In the recent documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, Senator Al Gore pointed out that the Greenland ice sheet is melting faster than anyone ever expected. More than this, once it has gone sea levels could rise by up to twenty feet.

Toxic Red Tide Blamed For Deaths Of Seabirds

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A Toxic Red Tide algae bloom in Southern California coastal waters has produced record levels of a toxic acid, scientists have reported. The chemical has been blamed in the deaths of numerous marine mammals and seabirds in recent months. Measurements

Burning Sulphur to destroy a third of mankind

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The Book of Revelation predicts that an army of 200 million will bring death to a third of the population with burning Sulphur, but who is this army and where do they come from? Nearly two thousand years ago, on

Yellowstone’s caldera rising

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A geologist says some parts of the continually shifting, collapsed volcano at the center of the park are swelling unusually fast. Bob Smith, one of the leading researchers into Yellowstone·s geology, presented some of his findings at the American Geological

Toxic metal Cadmium found in Oysters

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A heavy metal believed to be benign in the state’s coastal waters does in fact pose a threat to the health and survival of oysters, a University of North Carolina at Charlotte scientist says. The heavy metal

Survey Finds Mercury in Fish in West U.S.

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Scientists looking for fish tainted by mercury found them in every fish and every river they sampled across the West, suggesting that pollution generated around the world is likely for at least some of it. The survey of 2,707 fish

Red Tide Toxins Leave Beachgoers Breathless

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The ecological phenomenon, known as Florida red tide, can be harmful for people with asthma. Florida red tides, an annual event in areas along the Gulf of Mexico, are blooms of the ocean organism, Karenia brevis. New research reported in