RedskyNews Category: Americas

Rising Seas Create First American Refugees

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Climate change, particularly unprecedented sea level rise, is already creating refugees in the United States. Back in January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it will allocate $1 billion in grants to 13 states to help them

Arsenic Contamination In Canada Permanent

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YELLOWKNIFE – A study of lakes near one of Canada’s most contaminated industrial sites suggests that the water immediately around Yellowknife’s Giant Mine won’t return to its natural state for generations – if ever. The assessment comes despite a billion-dollar,

Rising Seas Forces Alaskan Village To Move

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A coastal village in Alaska has voted to relocate amid the threat of rising sea levels in their area, city council officials have announced. The native community of Shishmaref — which consists of 600 people, almost all of whom are

Venezuelans Forage Trash For Food

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People all over Venezuela head to city dumps in hopes of finding food or scraps that can be exchanged or sold for food. This situation has become increasingly common in Los Puertos de Altagracia, the capital of the municipality of

Water Crisis No Hoax For Floridians

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Water is life. Clean water sustains our health, our families, our agriculture and our businesses. Clean water is a basic right of all Americans, and Floridians deserve for their water to be safe to drink, their beaches to be safe

7.3 Quake Hits British Islands No Tsunami

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A HUGE earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale has hit British territory. A 7.3 magnitude earthquake is described as “very strong” by seismologists. The quake struck the South Georgia island region at a depth of about 10 kilometres, according

Environmentalists Are An Endangered Species

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At least 185 environmental activists were murdered worldwide in 2015, nearly two-thirds of them in Latin America, according to a June report from the U.K.-based NGO Global Witness. The reasons for the killings vary, but many are related to a

Louisiana: 13 Dead 40,000 Homes Damaged

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Days of heavy rain have caused historic flooding in the US state of Louisiana, bringing as much as 31in (79cm) across a third of the state. The downpour continued for more than 72 hours, leading to widespread and dramatic flooding

CO2 Indicates Yellowstone Is About To Blow

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RAISED levels of carbon dioxide at America’s famous Yellowstone Park has prompted fears that the deadly volcano beneath is on the verge of a catastrophic explosion. Volcanoes are more likely to emit larger levels of CO2 in the lead up

Arsenic and Lead in Indiana’s Soil

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After series of reported illnesses by the residents of East Chicago, Indiana, the Environmental Protection Agency has finally disclosed the cause of their health issues to be the heavy contamination in the area. The East Chicago Mayor, Anthony Copeland has

Three Dead in Louisiana Floods

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At least three people have died and thousands have been rescued after “historic” flooding swamped the US state of Louisiana. The National Guard and emergency teams have used helicopters to rescue people stranded in their homes or cars. Searches are

5.9 Earthquake Hits Argentina

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A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 has struck the provinces of Jujuy and Salta in northwest Argentina, near the city of San Salvador de Jujuy, seismologists say. The earthquake struck at 3:52 p.m. local time and was