RedskyNews Category: Scientific Reports

Severe Heat Will Soon Make Africa And Middle East Uninhabitable

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Climate change could cause Middle East and North Africa to become uninhabitable by 2050, a new study has suggested. Despite the agreement of international leaders in the recently concluded UN climate summit in Paris, researchers from the Cyprus Institute and

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,

262 Foot Methane Crater Found In Siberia

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The end of the world could be near, not because of a cosmic explosion or an asteroid attack, but because of methane. The discovery of the first mysterious crater and then two other large vents has led researchers to issue

California Drought Is Worst In 500 Years

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After four years of drought California is now at its driest for 500 years, scientists have found. The heat has left the Golden State with almost no snowpack in the mountains, which is critical for replenishing the state’s water reservoirs.

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