RedskyNews Category: Pollution

Air Pollution is Making China Sick And Hot

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Here’s another way China’s notorious air pollution is making citizens’ lives uncomfortable—it’s making the country’s cities hotter. Researchers have found evidence that the pollution engulfing China’s cities enhances the warming effect of cityscapes, raising the temperature by one degree Celsius.

Giant Green Lake Turns Blood Red

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Like the famous Aral Sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and the Salton Sea in California, the salty expanse of Lake Urmia in Iran has been drying up and shrinking for decades. Now the lake, once one of the largest 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

Indiana Residents Evicted After Arsenic And Lead Contamination

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After decades of nearby industrial pollution, residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana, were abruptly warned that they must vacate their homes for demolition given hazardous levels of lead and arsenic in the soil. More than

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,

Water Crisis No Hoax For Floridians

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Water is life. Clean water sustains our health, our families, our agriculture and our businesses. Clean water is a basic right of all Americans, and Floridians deserve for their water to be safe to drink, their beaches to be safe

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

Burning Lake Causes Tsunami Of Foam

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A HUGE wall of foam, which has been bursting into four foot flames has sparked panic in a busy city in India and left thousands puzzled. Bellandur Lake, is one of the largest areas of water in Bangalore and now

Volkswagen Boss Quits Over Emissions Scandal

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Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn resigned on Wednesday, succumbing to pressure for change at the German carmaker, which is reeling from the admission that it deceived U.S. regulators about how much its diesel cars pollute. “Volkswagen needs a fresh

Pope Chooses Fiat Over Volkswagen

Pope Francis visit to Washington DC, America - 23 Sep 2015

At about nine-thirty on Wednesday morning, President Obama and his wife, Michelle, were standing at the South Portico of the White House waiting for their guest to arrive. A big, black Secret Service S.U.V. pulled up, one of the type