RedskyNews Category: Scientific Reports

Arsenic poisoning water wells

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OUAGADOUGOU, With signs that people are developing diseases linked to arsenic poisoning, the government said that it had turned off pumps to 11 deep-water wells in areas in the north of Burkina Faso. “People were coming to our health centres

Survey Finds Mercury in Fish in West U.S.

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Scientists looking for fish tainted by mercury found them in every fish and every river they sampled across the West, suggesting that pollution generated around the world is likely for at least some of it. The survey of 2,707 fish

Expert slams wave threat inertia

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A scientist has attacked the inaction over a threat from a dangerous volcano in the Canary Islands which could send a tidal wave crashing against the US. Bill McGuire of the Benfield Grieg Hazard Research Centre said no one was

China’s emissions drop but situation grim

China, the world·s top emitter of sulphur dioxide, has managed to cut emissions of the acid-rain causing pollutant in first half of 2007, but the government said on Tuesday that meeting national targets would be tough. China has promised to