RedskyNews Category: Mutated Locusts – Event 5

Toxic Metals Contaminate China

A new report on environmental pollution in China has shown that around ten per cent of the country’s farmland is heavily contaminated with lead, zinc, and other heavy metals. China’s Southern Metropolitan Daily reports that Wan Bentai, the chief engineer

India Serves Up Toxic Vegetables

BANGALORE: The next time you go to buy vegetables in the market, check if they are coming from villages around Varthur Tank, Bellandur Tank, Byramangala Tank and Nagawara Tank areas, for a recent study conducted by city-based Indian Institute of

New Giant Wasp Shocks Scientists

An American scientist working with a team of Indonesians scientists has discovered a new giant black warrior wasp species. The wasp will be added to the list of items named after the country’s national symbol, the mythical bird Garuda. The

Toxic Metals Found In Chinese Toys

The national product quality watchdog has found heavy metal elements in some toy products, which experts say can accumulate in children’s bodies and cause chronic poisoning if they are absorbed. A recent spot-check by the General Administration of Quality Supervision,

China Contaminated By Toxic Metals

China’s environmental protection ministry is cracking down on pollution caused by lead and other heavy metals following a spate of poisoning cases and reports that much of the country is contaminated with toxic materials. The new rules were announced late

Arsenic Found In Fish In Taiwan

The New Taipei City Department of Agriculture has launched an investigation into allegations that arsenic-tainted fish are being distributed for sale to wet markets in the Taipei area. The media report that made the allegations added that officials and consumers

Toxic Metals Found In Cosmetics

As you put on your makeup, you may be spreading trace amounts of lead across your cheeks, cadmium on your eyelashes and arsenic on your lips. In lab testing of 49 cosmetic products, Environmental Defence found varying levels of toxic

China’s Heavy Metal Crops

Looking for a good way to consume a higher daily dose of lead, arsenic, and cadmium? Try smoking Chinese cigarettes. According to a Reuters report, a recent tobacco study conducted by researchers from the Buffalo-based Roswell Park Cancer Institute found

Toxic Legacy Blights Europe

Abandoned mines in Romania leach water contaminated by heavy metals into rivers. A Hungarian chemical plant produces more than 100,000 tonnes of toxic substances a year. Soil in eastern Slovakia is contaminated with cancer-producing PCBs. The flood of toxic sludge

UN Completes Nigeria Lead Survey

A United Nations team has finished collecting dozens of soil and water samples in a region of northern Nigeria where acute lead poisoning due to backyard gold digging has sickened hundreds of children this year, leading to excess deaths. The

The Plague of Locusts in Revelation 9 Explained

Locusts have always been a problem but never to the degree that they are today. As temperatures have increased, Locusts have moved with the climate and are now causing havoc as far north in Europe as France. When faced with

Water in Punjab causes DNA Mutations

Ground water in Punjab, India, has been contaminated to such an extent that it is now causing DNA to mutate in people who drink it, warns a research commissioned by the Punjab Water Pollution Control Board. The study was conducted

China blames pollution as birth defects rise

BEIJING (AFP) – Every 30 seconds a baby is born with physical defects in China, partly due to the country’s deteriorating environment, state media said, citing a senior family planning official. The figure, reported by the China Daily in its

Plague of Locust swarms ‘high’ on serotonin

From loner to swarming locust – scientists watched the transformation unfold. It is one of nature’s most radical transformations – the moment a crowd of harmless desert locusts begins to swarm into a devastating plague. Now scientists from the UK

Contamination fears over two-headed fish

Toxic chemical contamination was the likely cause of fatal fish mutations in northern Australia in which thousands of bass larvae spawned with two heads, an expert said Wednesday. Matt Landos, an aquatic animal specialist and member of the Australian College

Pollution causes birth defects to soar in China

Birth defects in Chinese infants have soared nearly 40 per cent since 2001, a government report said, and officials linked the rise to China’s worsening environmental degradation. The rate of defects had risen from 104.9 per 10,000 births in 2001,