RedskyNews Category: Americas

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

Expert slams wave threat inertia

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A scientist has attacked the inaction over a threat from a dangerous volcano in the Canary Islands which could send a tidal wave crashing against the US. Bill McGuire of the Benfield Grieg Hazard Research Centre said no one was

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