RedskyNews Category: Americas

7,500 Mexicans evacuate; flooding shuts oil wells

MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials have evacuated 7,500 people and are keeping oil wells shut in Veracruz due to severe flooding from heavy rains along Mexico’s Gulf coast. The state’s top civil protection official, Ranulfo Marquez, says large sections of

Venezuela wants to work with Russia on nuclear energy

CARACAS (AFP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that he was interested in accepting Russia’s offer of help in developing a civilian nuclear power program. “We certainly are interested in developing nuclear energy, for peaceful ends of course —

Pollution increases 3 percent

WASHINGTON – The world pumped up its pollution of the chief man-made global warming gas last year, setting a course that could push beyond leading scientists’ projected worst-case scenario, international researchers said Thursday. The new numbers, called “scary” by some,

Spreading Bacterial Disease threatens the core of U.S. citrus crops

A botanical disease that has hit Florida and now threatens California is raising fears that the price of citrus fruits and juices will soar in coming years. Government agencies and the produce industry are working to stop the spread of

China blames the US HAARP Program For Catastrophic Earthquakes


Russian Foreign Ministry reports are stating today the Prime Minister Putin’s ‘sudden’ diplomatic trip to France was made at the behest of China’s President Hu in order to ‘warn’ the European Union not to become involved with the US following

Brazil says Amazon deforestation rising

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Destruction of the Amazon is again on the upswing despite a recent crackdown on illegal logging, Brazil’s new environment minister said Wednesday. Carlos Minc said official calculations of how much rain forest has been cut

U.S. food price rise to be largest in 18 years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. food prices will rise by 5 percent this year, the largest increase since 1990 and propelled by sharply higher prices for bread, cookies and other bakery products, the Agriculture Department said on Monday. It would be

Global Greenhouse Gas emissions ‘will double by 2020

GLOBAL greenhouse-gas emissions will almost double by 2020, a rate much faster than previously predicted, according to a paper co-written by the Federal Government’s top climate change adviser. A draft of the unpublished paper co-written by Professor Ross Garnaut says

Warmer Ocean Water Means Less Oxygen


WASHINGTON – Low-oxygen zones where sea life is threatened or cannot survive are growing as the oceans are heated by global warming, researchers warn. Oxygen-depleted zones in the central and eastern equatorial Atlantic and equatorial Pacific oceans appear to have

Hundreds of ducks die after landing in oil sands in Canada

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta – Canada’s government was investigating an oil sands company after hundreds of ducks that landed on a partially frozen pond filled with toxic waste died. A flock of about 500 migrating mallards landed on the pond owned

Pittsburgh surpasses Los Angeles as nation’s sootiest city

LOS ANGELES – A city outside California has for the first time been named the sootiest in the nation, one of the categories the American Lung Association uses to determine the most polluted cities in the country. Los Angeles still

Food buying panic hits Canadian stores

With food riots spreading from Haiti to Thailand and retail giants such as Wal-Mart implementing rice rationing in the United States because of shrinking supplies, analysts say Canadians will soon be paying a lot more at the grocery store. Already,