RedskyNews Category: Pollution

Arctic Suffers Effects Of Climate Change

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Two decades after the United Nations established the Framework Convention on Climate Change in order to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system,” the Arctic shows the first signs of a dangerous climate change. A team of researchers led

Leaking US Reactor Shut Down

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..A reactor at the San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Diego has been shut down after a radiation leak which was not big enough to cause public harm, the US atomic safety agency said Wednesday. Radioactive gas escaped from

8 Executives Kept In Pollution Case

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another company official, bringing the total to eight, over a massive river pollution case in the country’s south, the government and state media said Thursday. Industrial waste — including toxic cadmium — polluted up to a 300-kilometre (190-mile) section of

India’s Air At Worst Ever

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India has the worst air quality in the world, poorer even than its neighbour China, according to an annual survey based at Yale and Columbia universities in the United States. Of all the countries surveyed in the Environmental Performance Index

Japan Studies Near Fukushima Plant

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Japanese scientists are studying how radiation has affected plants and animals living near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, according to an official. Researchers are examining field mice, red pine trees, a certain type of shellfish and other wild flora and

Emissions Rise After Atomic Crisis

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Japanese manufacturer’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising after the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, hurting the country’s carbon reduction goals, a report said Sunday. The trend will deal a blow to Japan’s target of reducing emissions by six percent from

China Water Polution Fears Widen

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China said on Tuesday that it had detained seven company executives after tonnes of industrial waste including a toxic metal polluted a river, threatening water supplies for millions of people. A 300-kilometre (190-mile) stretch of the Longjiang River in the

UN Pushed For Climate Deal

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..The world has no chance of sealing an emissions cut deal unless companies lobby their governments for an accord, the UN climate chief told the global business elite in Davos on Thursday. “Even though governments have said in Durban ‘yes

Toxic Metals Found In China River

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HIGH levels of a cancer-causing heavy metal and arsenic have been discovered in a river and reservoir in the southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Despite efforts to dilute the pollution, carcinogenic cadmium still remained at three times permitted levels in

Cruise Ship Threatens Environment

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The vast wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia shifted on the undersea ledge supporting it on Friday, forcing a new suspension in rescue work and threatening plans to pump oil out of the vessel to prevent a possible environmental