RedskyNews Category: Pollution

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

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,

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

New Zealand Birds Suffer Lead Poisoning

For the first time ever tui have been found with lead poisoning. The three tui were discovered in Wellington earlier this year and taken to Wellington Zoo’s animal hospital, The Nest Te K?hanga, for treatment. Both the zoo and the

Pakistanis exposed to mercury pollution

More than 40 per cent of Pakistanis living in urban areas are exposed to mercury contamination through dust particles and bioaccumulation, says a new study. The study, published last month in Science of the Total Environment, amassed hair samples from

Pakistani rivers turning toxic

Three of Pakistan’s major rivers are seriously contaminated with potentially toxic elements (PTE) from raw sewage and untreated industrial effluents, posing a risk to communities as well as to flora and fauna, says a new study. The joint Pakistan-China study,

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

Arsenic In Drinking Water Threatens Up To 60 Million In Pakistan

It has been called the largest mass poisoning in history. After wells were drilled in Bangladesh and the rest of the Indian subcontinent in the 1970s, millions of people have been exposed to arsenic in drinking water. When leached into

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

Residents Stunned As River Turns To “Blood”

A Russian river located by the Arctic town of Norilsk turned bright red this week, looking more like an enormous blood vessel than a body of water. Stunned residents shared photos online of the bizarre scene at Daldykan River. Authorities