RedskyNews Category: Bitter Water – Event 3

UN urges world to tackle mercury health threat

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NAIROBI (AFP) – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Sunday urged environment ministers meeting this week in Nairobi to adopt a strategy to curb the use of the highly toxic metal mercury. “The world’s environment ministers meeting in Nairobi,

Mercury found in birds in U.S. rivers

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WASHINGTON – Mercury contamination in rivers can spread to nearby birds, even ones that don’t eat fish or other food from the water. Researchers from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., found high levels of mercury in

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

Arsenic poisoning water wells

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OUAGADOUGOU, With signs that people are developing diseases linked to arsenic poisoning, the government said that it had turned off pumps to 11 deep-water wells in areas in the north of Burkina Faso. “People were coming to our health centres

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