RedskyNews Category: Scientific Reports

Longest Volcano Range Discovered In Australia

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Scientists have discovered the world’s longest chain of continental volcanoes, stretching 2,000km along eastern Australia. The volcanic chain, which started its formation 33m years ago, runs from near the Whitsundays in Queensland to near Melbourne. It is nearly three times

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

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,

Climate Change Intensified Texas Floods

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We know that as humans emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, it causes the Earth to warm. But it also causes other climate changes that are less obvious. In some instances, it makes areas wetter (because there is more moisture

Human Race To Be Extinct In “100 Years”

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Humans will be extinct in 100 years due to overcrowding, declining resources and climate change, according to a prominent scientist. The comments were first made by Australian microbiologist Dr Frank Fenner in 2010, but engineer and science writer David Auerbach

Cloud Based Climate Change “Solution”

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In a move that has some environmentalists up in arms, a group of retired Silicon Valley engineers and scientists are proposing a new approach to fighting climate change. They want to brighten clouds. It’s one of the many solutions being

Millions In China Face Arsenic Poisoning

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Nearly 20 million people in China live in areas at high risk of arsenic contamination in their water supplies, according to a study published recently. The Chinese government has labelled arsenic contamination, which it first diagnosed in China in 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

California Droughts To Get Worse

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California is now well into its fourth consecutive year of drought. This is not without consequences. Tensions in the state have mounted as urban and agricultural water users become increasingly stressed by water shortages — but we can’t blame the

Shrinking Glaciers Could Have Ripple Effect

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The glaciers in Asia’s Tian Shan mountains have lost more than a quarter of their total mass over the past 50 years — a rate of loss about four times greater than the global average during that time, new research

34 Meter Tsunami Could Hit Japan

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TOKYO (AP)—Much of Japan’s Pacific coast could be inundated by a tsunami more than 34 meters (112 feet) high if a powerful earthquake hits offshore, according to revised estimates by a government panel. The panel of experts says any tsunami

Scientists Warn – Global Emergency

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Leading scientists on Thursday called on the upcoming Rio Summit to grapple with environmental ills that they said pointed to “a humanitarian emergency on a global scale.” In a “State of the Planet” declaration issued after a four-day conference, the