RedskyNews Category: As – Environment

China riot: 10,000 villagers clash with police over industrial pollution

Up to 10,000 Chinese villagers have clashed with police in eastern China in the latest incident in a wave of social unrest caused by fears over industrial pollution. The riot in the eastern coastal province of Fujian comes a week

5.9-magnitude earthquake jolts NW China

XINING, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) — An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck remote Qinghai Province in northwest China at 6:15 p.m. Monday, the China Earthquake Administration said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or property losses. The

Melting glaciers threaten ‘Nepal tsunami’

Over two decades, Funuru Sherpa has watched the lake above his native village of Dengboche in Nepal’s Himalayas grow, as the glacier that feeds it melts. The 29-year-old, who runs a busy Internet cafe for tourists visiting the Everest region,

Drought, debt lead to rapid increase in Indian farmers’ suicides

HYDERABAD, India — Dozens of impoverished farmers struggling with debt and poor rainfall have killed themselves in southern India in recent weeks, leaving behind families plunged even further into poverty, activists and politicians said. Nearly every day, newspapers report more

6.8-magnitude Earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.8-magnitude, undersea earthquake has shaken eastern Indonesia. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says no destructive tsunami was generated. The USGS says the temblor struck in the Banda Sea on Friday

Strong Earthquake hits northwest China

BEIJING — A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck northwest China on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, sending local officials scrambling to assess possible damage in the remote mining region. The epicentre of the quake, which struck

Sumatra Shaken By Magnitude-5 Earthquake

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JAKARTA, Aug 26 (Bernama) — An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale jolted Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, in the wee hours of Wednesday, Antara news agency reported. The temblor’s epicenter was located at 5.28 degrees northern latitude and 94.77

Water Shortage Threatens 2 Million In Iraq

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Electricity supply to Nasiriyah drops by 50% as Euphrates river dries up Two million people face life without water A water shortage described as the most critical since the earliest days of Iraq’s civilisation is threatening to leave up to

Massive Wave of Giant Jellyfish attack Japan

Japanese marine experts have given warning that the country’s northern coastline is under threat from a plague of Giant jellyfish. The first wave of GIANT jellyfish have been reported off the coasts of Shimane, Kyoto and Niigata. Fishermen in northern

BANGLADESH: Hundreds of thousands stranded by fierce floods

DHAKA, 25 August 2009 (IRIN) – Heavy monsoon rains, which arrived much later than normal this year, have stranded hundreds of thousands in southeastern Bangladesh and threatened livelihoods, say local officials. According to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC),