RedskyNews Category: Americas

Tropics face massive rise in heatwave deaths

Unless tropical countries adapt to warmer temperatures caused by climate change, they are bound to see more heatwave-related deaths, with Brazil, Colombia and the Philippines predicted to have close to 2,000 per cent increase in excess mortality by mid-century, says

New York City’s rising seas

The sea level is rising, but it’s not rising evenly. Over the 20th century, the water lapping New York City climbed 1.5 times faster than the global average, according to a report published last year. That doesn’t make a whole

Volcano spews ash on Mexico City

Ash spewing from the Popocatepetl volcano has reached the southern neighborhoods of Mexico’s capital. The National Center for Disaster Prevention warned Mexicans on Saturday to stay away from the volcano after activity picked up in the crater and it registered

Two-headed snake found in Virginia

A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found in Woodbridge, Virginia, may be sent to an educational facility. The Eastern copperhead was found by a woman in her backyard on September 16. The Wildlife Center of

NASA HAS DISCOVERED ARCTIC LAKES BUBBLING WITH METHANE—AND THAT’S VERY BAD NEWS

Lakes across Alaska and Siberia have started to bubble with methane, and the release of this highly potent greenhouse gas has scientists worried. Last month NASA released footage showing the bubbling Arctic lakes, which are the result of a little

Trump administration rolls back methane pollution rule

The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era standards to limit planet-warming methane pollution from oil and gas operations on federal lands. Environmental advocates said retracting the regulation would contribute to global warming and cause more smog-forming pollution that can cause

Yellowstone Gets ready To Blow

Yellowstone National Park has been hit by more than 1,200 earthquakes in the span of just a month, seismologists say. The Grand Prismatic hot spring is among the park’s many hydrothermal features created by the super volcano Most of the

Mega-Tsunami Wave Will Wipe Out New York and Miami at ANY TIME:

A DEVASTATING 150-foot tsunami could strike the east coast of America at any moment, a top scientist has warned. New York, Boston and Miami could all be struck by the monster wave, while Central and South American tourist hotspots like

Locusts Invade Homes In Trinidad

Red-winged locusts, which are synonymous with a biblical plague, continue to breed and multiply in the Point Fortin district even as residents await the Insect Vector Control Division of the Agriculture Ministry to do more to kill the hungry pests.

Mega Tsunami Due At Any Moment

The massive killer tidal wave would be created by a huge slab of rock – twice the size of the Isle of Man – smashing into the Atlantic Ocean after breaking away from the island of La Palma. The monster

Volcano Forces Costa Rica’s Main Airport To Close

SAN JOSE: The Costa Rican authorities suspended operations at the country’s main airport on Monday (Sep 19) after the nearby Turrialba volcano erupted, sending a thick ash cloud into the sky. The San Jose international airport was temporarily closed for

56,000 Californians Exposed To Arsenic In Drinking Water

As California continues to grapple with drought, almost 56,000 Californians are exposed to drinking water that exceeds the federal safety standards for arsenic, according to a recent study. “More than three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found California

400 People Flee 6.0 Earthquake In Colombia

More than 400 people had to flee their homes in Citadel Sevilla, Medellin – the home city of infamous cocaine drud lord Pablo Escobar. People at the scene were “terrified” by the sizeable 6.0 magnitude quake, which is believed to

Texas: Red Tide Confirmed Along North Padre Island

HARLINGEN — Like an uninvited and unwanted relative, red tide is knocking at the door again. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Wednesday a red tide event has been confirmed in the Gulf of Mexico south of Corpus Christi. “On

Trinidad: Locusts Take “Hostages” In Point Fortin

SOME residents of Strikers Village in Point Fortin says they feel like “hostages” in their own homes as a result of the locusts swarming across their community. And officials trying to eradicate the insects appear powerless. Farmer Kelvin Harper said

Oceans Hit Their Limits To Cope With Rising Temperatures

Severe weather conditions like hurricanes in oceans is a signal that they have hit their limits to deal with the heft of climate change, states a report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The Director General of