RedskyNews Category: Americas

Water In Peru Contains Arsenic

DESAGUADERO, Peru — In the middle of September in 2007, a meteorite saved the people of Carancas, Peru. When a chunk of space rock bested the atmosphere and tumbled earthward, it terrified Peruvian locals with its violent entrance of flame

Sea Levels To Rise Rapidly

A bombshell climate study published recently warns that sea levels may rise a catastrophic 10 feet (3 meters) by the end of this century, rather than the currently predicted 3 feet (.9 meters). But mainstream climate scientists say the report

Mega Quake & Tsunami To Hit Pacific Northwest

Experts have raised alarm that a major devastating earthquake is due to hit the U.S. Pacific Northwest, causing massive devastation from Sacramento to Portland, Seattle, and Tacoma, with loss of thousands of lives and displacement of millions. The doomsday prediction

Human Race To Be Extinct In “100 Years”

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

Permafrost thaw spurs methane emissions

Arctic soil that’s been frozen for thousands of years is thawing at an alarming rate due to climate change. Melting permafrost frees up water and nutrients that could spur the growth of methane-producing bacteria and methane-transporting plants. Scientific modeling suggests

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

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