RedskyNews Category: Mutated Locusts – Event 5

Locusts Invade Homes In Trinidad

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Red-winged locusts, which are synonymous with a biblical plague, continue to breed and multiply in the Point Fortin district even as residents await the Insect Vector Control Division of the Agriculture Ministry to do more to kill the hungry pests.

Trinidad: Locusts Take “Hostages” In Point Fortin

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SOME residents of Strikers Village in Point Fortin says they feel like “hostages” in their own homes as a result of the locusts swarming across their community. And officials trying to eradicate the insects appear powerless. Farmer Kelvin Harper said

Arsenic laced Soil Being Tested In Kentucky

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MOUNT STERLING A state environmental response team began taking more extensive soil samples Tuesday to test for higher-than-normal arsenic levels along a rural Montgomery County road. The sampling took place along Long Lane, a gravel road lined with mobile homes

Thai Organic Black Gaba Rice Sales Halted Due To Cadmium Content

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A brand of Thai rice in 1 kilogram packs has been been found to contain excessive cadmium, a metallic contaminant, food safety authorities said. The Centre for Food Safety announced that a sample of pre-packaged black rice imported from Thailand,

Most Chocolate Contains Toxic Metals

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Another round of bad news for chocoholics: Not only can molten aluminum not melt your favorite candy, but the odds are also pretty high it contains toxic levels of lead, cadmium, or even both, according to a new study by

Australia Braces For Plague Of Locusts

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Significant numbers of Australian plague locusts are expected to build up during spring in eastern and southern parts of Western Australia’s grain-belt. A survey from the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) showed moderate density hatchings could occur in

Congo Mines Cause Toxic Damage

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IN THIS stream, the fish vanished long ago, killed by acids and waste from the mines,” says Lubumbashi resident Heritier Maloba, staring into the murky waters of his childhood fishing hole. Pollution caused by copper and cobalt mining has not

Arsenic Contamination In Canada Permanent

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YELLOWKNIFE – A study of lakes near one of Canada’s most contaminated industrial sites suggests that the water immediately around Yellowknife’s Giant Mine won’t return to its natural state for generations – if ever. The assessment comes despite a billion-dollar,

Arsenic and Lead in Indiana’s Soil

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After series of reported illnesses by the residents of East Chicago, Indiana, the Environmental Protection Agency has finally disclosed the cause of their health issues to be the heavy contamination in the area. The East Chicago Mayor, Anthony Copeland has

Herbal Medicines Can Contain Toxic Metals

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People who take unregulated complementary medicines are at a higher risk of being contaminated by heavy metals, a medical scientist has warned. Research from the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) reveals that

Two Headed Calf Born In Peru

Pic shows: The two headed calf.

This strange looking two headed calf has spooked people in a remote area in Peru where it was born.

 Some villagers claim it is a sign from God about all the evils that are happening in the world, while others believe it was a mythical birth and the cow must have gone through a swamp when she was on heat.

Others claim it is the result of environmental pollution due to mining in the region.

The  tragedy is that the animal cannot feed itself because it is unable to lift it’s  two heads because the combined weight is too heavy.

It was born in the community of Vista Alegre, in the district of Hualgayoc, in the northwest Peruvian department of Cajamarca.

It has two heads, two noses, two sets of eyes and two mouths.

As it does not have the strength to stand up, the farmer  Edward Villegas Rubio is feeding it milk by bottle.

Close relative  Clodomiro Becerra, said: "It was a very difficult birth and we had to force it because it had two heads."

 Vet Rolando Ballena Chumioque, an official of the Agricultural Agency, tried to calm the fears of villagers and said the birth defect could have been caused by the use of antibiotics during the gestation period or that it could be a congenital malformation during pregnancy.

He denied it could be a result of environmental pollution in the district of Hualgayoc due to the presence of mining.

He said the calf was not expected to live very long.  In 2009, two calfs with two heads were born in the district of Chota, in the same Peruvian province. One of them was born dead and the other one alive and was baptized with the name of Milagritos (Miracles) and managed to live for seven months in the laboratory of Pathology at the National University of Cajamarca.

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A two-headed calf born in Peru has divided villagers wondering if it is a good or a bad omen from God. Some believe that the calf, born in the north western Cajamarca region, was sent by the almighty as a

Giant Locusts Decimate Russian Crops

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A horrifying swarm made up of millions of locusts the size of ‘small sparrows’ have decimated crops across southern Russia as farmers look on helplessly. The swarm – the worst invasion in years – has already eaten its way through