RedskyNews Category: Americas

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

Puerto Rico Expects Up to 270 Zika Microcephaly Cases

Eight-day old baby Allan, who was born with microcephaly, cries at home in Choluteca, Honduras, July 29, 2016. Picture taken July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

U.S. health experts estimate that as many as 270 babies in Puerto Rico may be born with the severe birth defect known as microcephaly caused by Zika infections in their mothers during pregnancy. The estimate is the first to project

80 Mile Crack Threatens Antarctic Ice Shelf

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A huge crack that scientists found across a fragile ice shelf in Antarctica is continuing to widen and grow, a new study reveals. For some time now, experts have been observing the progression of a large rift in Larsen C,

Flash Floods Hit San Bernardino County

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A and of thunderstorms and heavy rains in eastern San Bernardino County led to powerful flash flooding Monday evening that washed vehicles off the roadway. The storm system extended into western Arizona and southern Nevada, including northern Las Vegas, flooding

Indiana Residents Evicted After Arsenic And Lead Contamination

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After decades of nearby industrial pollution, residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana, were abruptly warned that they must vacate their homes for demolition given hazardous levels of lead and arsenic in the soil. More than

Shellfish Infected As Temperatures Rise

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Norovirus is the least of your worries. A sometimes-fatal bacteria is infecting more shellfish, even as those species are moving northward to escape warmer ocean waters. Vibrio has been making humans sick for a long time, but is more common