RedskyNews Category: Pollution

Mercury Spike Linked To Moulting Seals

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It’s a wilderness home to otters and sea lions, coyotes and cor­morants. But the water gets more contaminated than industrialised San Francisco Bay, 70km away. Now scientists have identified the cause: moulting elephant seals. Researchers from the University of California,

China Pollution Reaches Apocalyptic Levels

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Video: 9 out 10 cities in China have failed government pollution standards according to China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection. A quarter of million Chinese die every year from pollution, rivers turn blood red, and by 2030, China will run out

Pollution Chokes African Lives

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Video: Did you know that in the next decade many of the world’s largest cities will be in Africa? But water, air and indoor pollution are killing urban residents, and the poor suffer most. Watch what’s happening in Lagos, Nigeria

China Farm Pollution Worsens

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Farm pollution in China is worsening, despite moves to reduce excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides, said the agricultural ministry, urging farmers to switch to organic alternatives to tackle severe soil and water pollution. But experts say achieving the ministry’s

Chinese Ban Toxic Anglesey Crab Imports

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Chinese officials have banned imports of Anglesey brown crabs over fears they contain dangerous toxins. The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has announced all trade or selling of the meat should stop immediately because of high levels of the element

New Zealand Birds Suffer Lead Poisoning

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For the first time ever tui have been found with lead poisoning. The three tui were discovered in Wellington earlier this year and taken to Wellington Zoo’s animal hospital, The Nest Te K?hanga, for treatment. Both the zoo and the

China Air Pollution Kills 4,000 Every Day

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Air pollution is killing about 4,000 people in China a day, accounting for one in six premature deaths in the world’s most populous country, a new study finds. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, calculated about 1.6 million people

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

Radiation Contaminates One Third Of The Earth

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Dead and dying sea mammals continue to wash ashore at unusual and alarming rates along the California coast. Scientists are stumped, suggesting that the cause may be food shortages caused by abnormally warm waters – but unsure of what has

Water in Hanoi Contains Arsenic

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The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment in 2011 released a report about the underground water monitoring results in the north, south and Central Highlands, warning that underground water level and water quality was declining. In the northern delta,

Biblical Wormwood Arrives In India

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Tubewells in seven wards of Chittagong City Corporation are pumping water with arsenic contamination 10 times higher than the safe level. The wards’ low-income group people are especially exposed to arsenic related diseases as they drink and use water from

35 Caspian Sea Seals Found Dead

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The Kazakhstan government and environmentalists Tuesday sounded the alarm over the declining numbers of endangered Caspian seals after 35 animals were found dead over the weekend. “During the inspection on March 25th 35 dead seals were found on the sea