RedskyNews Category: As – Environment

Oceans Hit Their Limits To Cope With Rising Temperatures

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Severe weather conditions like hurricanes in oceans is a signal that they have hit their limits to deal with the heft of climate change, states a report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The Director General of

6.2 Earthquake Hits Off Russia – No Tsunami

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A STRONG 6.2 magnitude earthquake has rocked Russian islands in the volatile “Ring of Fire”. The earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the Commander Islands, just off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, on Tuesday. The epicenter was shallow – just 8

57 Students Injured In Stampede After Minor Earthquake In Pakistan

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At least 57 students were injured during a stampede in a school in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province after a 4.5-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of the northwest Pakistan yesterday. Three of them are in critical condition and shifted to district hospital for emergency

Zika Virus Cases In Singapore Go From Zero To 242 In One Week

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In just one week, Zika cases in Singapore have gone from zero to 242, raising concerns about a potential rapid surge in cases across Asia. A recent study estimates that roughly 2.6 billion people in the region and Africa could

Typhoon Prompts Wind, Slide and Flood Warnings In Nagasaki

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Typhoon Namtheun made landfall in the city of Nagasaki early Monday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to warn of strong winds, heavy rain, mudslides and flooding, especially along river valleys. After making landfall shortly after 1 a.m., the typhoon moved over

1,600 Stranded, 17 Missing In Japan After Typhoon

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MORIOKA — About 1,600 people are stranded and 17 are unaccounted for in the northeastern prefecture of Iwate Thursday after Typhoon Lionrock battered the area Tuesday. Local authorities said that some 1,600 people in eight municipalities are stranded. The municipalities

Half Of South Asia Groundwater Contaminated With Arsenic

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Sixty percent of groundwater in the Indus and Ganges river basin – essential for the lives of over 750 million people in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh – is too contaminated to drink or use for irrigation, a new study

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

Typhoon Lionrock Crashes Into Japan’s Tsunami Hit Coastline

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A typhoon has slammed into northern Japan, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami. Typhoon Lionrock made landfall near the city of Ofunato, about 480 kilometres north east of Tokyo. It is the first

99% Of Old Buildings In Israel Not Earthquake Safe

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Despite legislation and incentives, the vast majority of structures in Israel have not undergone any fortification in preparation, leaving them extremely vulnerable to earthquakes; as Israel is on the Great Rift Valley, a large part of its periphery is particularly