RedskyNews Category: Mutated Locusts – Event 5

Mutant turtle with TWO HEADS shocks residents in China

A strange turtle with two heads has shocked residents in south-east China. The mutant turtle, said to be a red-eared slider, was born three months ago with the deformity and is currently living in captivity in Shangrao city in Jiangxi

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

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.

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

Arsenic laced Soil Being Tested In Kentucky

MOUNT STERLING A state environmental response team began taking more extensive soil samples Tuesday to test for higher-than-normal arsenic levels along a rural Montgomery County road. The sampling took place along Long Lane, a gravel road lined with mobile homes

Thai Organic Black Gaba Rice Sales Halted Due To Cadmium Content

A brand of Thai rice in 1 kilogram packs has been been found to contain excessive cadmium, a metallic contaminant, food safety authorities said. The Centre for Food Safety announced that a sample of pre-packaged black rice imported from Thailand,

Most Chocolate Contains Toxic Metals

Another round of bad news for chocoholics: Not only can molten aluminum not melt your favorite candy, but the odds are also pretty high it contains toxic levels of lead, cadmium, or even both, according to a new study by

Australia Braces For Plague Of Locusts

Significant numbers of Australian plague locusts are expected to build up during spring in eastern and southern parts of Western Australia’s grain-belt. A survey from the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) showed moderate density hatchings could occur in

Congo Mines Cause Toxic Damage

IN THIS stream, the fish vanished long ago, killed by acids and waste from the mines,” says Lubumbashi resident Heritier Maloba, staring into the murky waters of his childhood fishing hole. Pollution caused by copper and cobalt mining has not

Arsenic Contamination In Canada Permanent

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,

Arsenic and Lead in Indiana’s Soil

After series of reported illnesses by the residents of East Chicago, Indiana, the Environmental Protection Agency has finally disclosed the cause of their health issues to be the heavy contamination in the area. The East Chicago Mayor, Anthony Copeland has

Herbal Medicines Can Contain Toxic Metals

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

Two Headed Calf Born In Peru

A two-headed calf born in Peru has divided villagers wondering if it is a good or a bad omen from God. Some believe that the calf, born in the north western Cajamarca region, was sent by the almighty as a

Giant Locusts Decimate Russian Crops

A horrifying swarm made up of millions of locusts the size of ‘small sparrows’ have decimated crops across southern Russia as farmers look on helplessly. The swarm – the worst invasion in years – has already eaten its way through

Overgrazed Fields Promote Locusts

Swarming locusts may be drawn to overgrazed fields because the insects prefer to feed on low-nitrogen plants in areas where the soil is depleted, US and Chinese researchers said Thursday. In bad years, locust swarms can inhabit as much as

Toxic Timebomb In South Africa

We meet Mariette Lieferink in a McDonalds near Gauteng, on the edge of Johannesburg, buying a dozen sickly sweet drinks. She’s no one’s idea of a leading environmental activist. She wears a tight-fitting, scarlet, embroidered Chinese dress, high heels, and