RedskyNews Category: Pollution

Chinese Ban Toxic Anglesey Crab Imports

Chinese officials have banned imports of Anglesey brown crabs over fears they contain dangerous toxins. The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has announced all trade or selling of the meat should stop immediately because of high levels of the element

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

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

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

Radiation Contaminates One Third Of The Earth

Dead and dying sea mammals continue to wash ashore at unusual and alarming rates along the California coast. Scientists are stumped, suggesting that the cause may be food shortages caused by abnormally warm waters – but unsure of what has

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,

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

35 Caspian Sea Seals Found Dead

The Kazakhstan government and environmentalists Tuesday sounded the alarm over the declining numbers of endangered Caspian seals after 35 animals were found dead over the weekend. “During the inspection on March 25th 35 dead seals were found on the sea

Gas Cloud Leak In North Sea

An exclusion zone has been put in place around a North Sea oil and gas well, where a plume of gas was seen rising above the water after a “serious” leak. The potentially explosive natural gas is escaping from Total’s

Beijing Pollution To Last Years

Authorities in Beijing say it will be at least two decades before they can get air pollution under control, after the Chinese capital almost topped a recent list of the world’s most polluted cities. The city authorities in Beijing have

China: Lead Poisons 160 Children

BEIJING (Reuters) – Lead emission from factories and the natural environment in China’s manufacturing heart of Guangdong has poisoned 160 children, Xinhua said on Sunday in the country’s latest case of unfettered industrial toxins. Children from Dongtang town in Renhua

Singapore Top Carbon Emitter

Affluent Singapore had the largest carbon footprint per head in the Asia-Pacific in 2010, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Monday. The environmental advocacy group said Singapore’s 2010 per capita gross domestic product of more than $40,000 — one of

Arctic Suffers Effects Of Climate Change

Two decades after the United Nations established the Framework Convention on Climate Change in order to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system,” the Arctic shows the first signs of a dangerous climate change. A team of researchers led

Leaking US Reactor Shut Down

..A reactor at the San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Diego has been shut down after a radiation leak which was not big enough to cause public harm, the US atomic safety agency said Wednesday. Radioactive gas escaped from

8 Executives Kept In Pollution Case

another company official, bringing the total to eight, over a massive river pollution case in the country’s south, the government and state media said Thursday. Industrial waste — including toxic cadmium — polluted up to a 300-kilometre (190-mile) section of

India’s Air At Worst Ever

India has the worst air quality in the world, poorer even than its neighbour China, according to an annual survey based at Yale and Columbia universities in the United States. Of all the countries surveyed in the Environmental Performance Index