RedskyNews Category: Pollution

Indiana Residents Evicted After Arsenic And Lead Contamination

After decades of nearby industrial pollution, residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana, were abruptly warned that they must vacate their homes for demolition given hazardous levels of lead and arsenic in the soil. More than

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,

Water Crisis No Hoax For Floridians

Water is life. Clean water sustains our health, our families, our agriculture and our businesses. Clean water is a basic right of all Americans, and Floridians deserve for their water to be safe to drink, their beaches to be safe

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

Burning Lake Causes Tsunami Of Foam

A HUGE wall of foam, which has been bursting into four foot flames has sparked panic in a busy city in India and left thousands puzzled. Bellandur Lake, is one of the largest areas of water in Bangalore and now

Volkswagen Boss Quits Over Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn resigned on Wednesday, succumbing to pressure for change at the German carmaker, which is reeling from the admission that it deceived U.S. regulators about how much its diesel cars pollute. “Volkswagen needs a fresh

Pope Chooses Fiat Over Volkswagen

At about nine-thirty on Wednesday morning, President Obama and his wife, Michelle, were standing at the South Portico of the White House waiting for their guest to arrive. A big, black Secret Service S.U.V. pulled up, one of the type

China: 127 Children Tested For Lead Poisoning

More than 100 pupils will undergo blood tests after excessive lead was found in a water sample from a kindergarten, the second caught in a tainted water scandal. The safety precaution is being taken after the sample from a boiler

Hong Kong Pink Dolphins Face Extinction

HONG KONG (WLS) — Hong Kong’s iconic pink dolphins are in danger of extinction. The Chinese white dolphins are famous for their pink coloring, but now, experts say their populations are decreasing due to a shrinking habitat. In the waters

Japan Resumes Search For 16 Missing

Search teams using boats and helicopters resumed looking on Saturday for at least 16 people still missing after torrential rain and flooding across Japan this week, while thousands waited to return to their homes as waters slowly receded. Floods swept

Fukushima Leaks Radioactive Water After Etau

Flooding from Typhoon Etau has caused new leaks of contaminated water to flow from the Fukushima nuclear power station into the ocean. The incident came after a rush of water overwhelmed the site’s drainage pumps. Typhoon Etau brought lashing rains,

Fukushima Residents Carry Out Cancer Testing

Fukushima residents have taken cancer and radiation testing into their own hands, saying authorities are lying to them about the safety of their community.

Mercury Spike Linked To Moulting Seals

It’s a wilderness home to otters and sea lions, coyotes and cor­morants. But the water gets more contaminated than industrialised San Francisco Bay, 70km away. Now scientists have identified the cause: moulting elephant seals. Researchers from the University of California,

China Pollution Reaches Apocalyptic Levels

Video: 9 out 10 cities in China have failed government pollution standards according to China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection. A quarter of million Chinese die every year from pollution, rivers turn blood red, and by 2030, China will run out

Pollution Chokes African Lives

Video: Did you know that in the next decade many of the world’s largest cities will be in Africa? But water, air and indoor pollution are killing urban residents, and the poor suffer most. Watch what’s happening in Lagos, Nigeria

China Farm Pollution Worsens

Farm pollution in China is worsening, despite moves to reduce excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides, said the agricultural ministry, urging farmers to switch to organic alternatives to tackle severe soil and water pollution. But experts say achieving the ministry’s