RedskyNews Category: Scientific Reports

Millions In China Face Arsenic Poisoning

Nearly 20 million people in China live in areas at high risk of arsenic contamination in their water supplies, according to a study published recently. The Chinese government has labelled arsenic contamination, which it first diagnosed in China in the

34 Meter Tsunami Could Hit Japan

TOKYO (AP)—Much of Japan’s Pacific coast could be inundated by a tsunami more than 34 meters (112 feet) high if a powerful earthquake hits offshore, according to revised estimates by a government panel. The panel of experts says any tsunami

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

Human Race To Be Extinct In “100 Years”

Humans will be extinct in 100 years due to overcrowding, declining resources and climate change, according to a prominent scientist. The comments were first made by Australian microbiologist Dr Frank Fenner in 2010, but engineer and science writer David Auerbach

Tropics face massive rise in heatwave deaths

Unless tropical countries adapt to warmer temperatures caused by climate change, they are bound to see more heatwave-related deaths, with Brazil, Colombia and the Philippines predicted to have close to 2,000 per cent increase in excess mortality by mid-century, says

New York City’s rising seas

The sea level is rising, but it’s not rising evenly. Over the 20th century, the water lapping New York City climbed 1.5 times faster than the global average, according to a report published last year. That doesn’t make a whole

Drought could cut New South Wales winter crop by almost half report warns

Crippling drought conditions in eastern Australia are expected to wipe millions of tonnes off winter crop production this year and rainfall forecasts suggest “limited” prospects for summer crops, a new report has warned. On Tuesday a report from the federal

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,

NASA has discovered arctic lakes bubbling with Methane

Lakes across Alaska and Siberia have started to bubble with methane, and the release of this highly potent greenhouse gas has scientists worried. Last month NASA released footage showing the bubbling Arctic lakes, which are the result of a little

Mega Tsunami Due At Any Moment

The massive killer tidal wave would be created by a huge slab of rock – twice the size of the Isle of Man – smashing into the Atlantic Ocean after breaking away from the island of La Palma. The monster