RedskyNews Category: Asia

Millions In China Face Arsenic Poisoning

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

Biblical Wormwood Arrives In India

Tubewells in seven wards of Chittagong City Corporation are pumping water with arsenic contamination 10 times higher than the safe level. The wards’ low-income group people are especially exposed to arsenic related diseases as they drink and use water from

34 Meter Tsunami Could Hit Japan

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

Water in Hanoi Contains Arsenic

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment in 2011 released a report about the underground water monitoring results in the north, south and Central Highlands, warning that underground water level and water quality was declining. In the northern delta,

Siberia’s Permafrost Is Exploding

Temperatures are warming faster in the Arctic than anywhere else on Earth, at twice the rate of the global average. In northern Canada, it hasn’t been this warm in at least 44,000 years, according to our best estimates. That means

China Air Pollution Kills 4,000 Every Day

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

Flesh Eating Diseases Increase In Japan

The number of patients nationwide who contracted streptococcol toxic-shock syndrome (STSS) — a deadly condition popularly known as “flesh-eating disease” — reached 291 by Aug. 23, a record high, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Thursday. The infection, which

6.1 Quake Hits Bali. No Tsunami.

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Bali today, shaking hotels and sending holidaymakers fleeing in fear. The undersea quake struck at 8am local time (1am UK time) off the coast of the Indonesian island. There have been no reports of casualties,

Sulawesi Indonesia Tsunami 2018: Toll could reach 5000

The official death toll is 1,944 but this number could triple as authorities lose hope of finding survivors. About 5,000 people are still missing, feared death, after an earthquake and tsunami hit Sulawesi just over a week ago. The official

Krakatoa Volcano Indonesia: Level 2 alert as eruption continues

Mount Anak Krakatau, in Sunda Strait, South Lampung, through a visual observation of CCTV from Monday night, October 1, until Tuesday at dawn, showed firelights, incandescent lava spewed to the south and flares were seen in all directions. According to