RedskyNews Category: Pollution

Toxic Algae Hits Lake Victoria

Kampala — Toxic algae has been found on Lake Victoria, a senior government official said yesterday. Florence Adong, the commissioner in charge of water quality management in the water ministry, said waste from Kampala, dumped in the Nakivubo channel for

BP prepares to seal well

Engineers Saturday readied a plan to permanently seal a damaged Gulf of Mexico well, despite delays to the process caused by debris left behind by a recent tropical storm. BP hopes to drown the well in an operation dubbed a

Mercury found in Queensland’s water

Video Report: Farmers in Kogan on Queensland’s Darling Downs say contamination from the coal gasification trials has spread to their waterways. Mercury is not used in the gasification process. Please follow and like us:

Oklahoma: Mercury in 16 lakes


OKLAHOMA CITY — Catch a large striped bass in the Broken Bow Reservoir and you might as well throw it back. The bass isn’t safe to eat, according to a Mercury in Fish study released Wednesday. Sixteen state lakes have

Africa: Acidic Mine Water Crisis

Johannesburg — JOHANNESBURG Water was concerned about the possibility of acid mine drainage flooding the city’s central business district, but there were potential solutions, the utility’s chairman said yesterday. Last week the parliamentary portfolio committee on water and environmental affairs

Relief rig returns to BP leak site as storm weakens

A drill rig headed back to the site of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Saturday after an oncoming storm weakened, as officials raced to restart work to permanently “kill’ the leaking well. The Development Driller 3, assigned to drill

BP accused of trying to silence science on spill

The head of the American Association of Professors accused BP Friday of trying to buy the silence of scientists and academics to protect itself after the Gulf oil spill, in a BBC interview. “This is really one huge corporation trying

Tropical cyclone may threaten battle to plug Gulf well

US officials anxiously eyed bad weather near the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday which may delay efforts to plug the broken BP well, just as the endgame approaches in the three-month oil spill. US and BP officials were poring over weather

Jordan River too polluted for baptisms

An environmental group on Wednesday called for a halt to baptisms in the Jordan River where tradition holds that Jesus was baptised, saying the waters there were dangerously polluted. “Friends of the Earth Middle East call on regional authorities to

Ocean Dead Zones On The Rise

The size and number of marine dead zones-areas where the deep water is so low in dissolved oxygen that sea creatures can’t survive-have grown explosively in the past half-century. It’s no coincidence that dead zones occur downriver of places where