RedskyNews Category: Scientific Reports

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—AND THAT’S VERY BAD NEWS

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

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

80% Of Pakistan’s Drinking Water Contaminated With Toxic Metals

More than 80 per cent Pakistanis consume contaminated and unsafe water, a top official said. Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer told the Senate on Tuesday that the Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) had conducted various

Italy Earthquake Causes Apennine Mountains To Grow By Up To 4cm

Italy’s devastating earthquake has caused the Apennine Mountains to grow by up to 4cm in parts, research has found. The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) said data from satellites and GPS stations show the range was permanently changed

Oceans Hit Their Limits To Cope With Rising Temperatures

Severe weather conditions like hurricanes in oceans is a signal that they have hit their limits to deal with the heft of climate change, states a report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The Director General of

Earth Is Heating Up Faster Than Ever

According to experts at NASA, global warming is seriously impacting planet Earth; in fact, NASA’s top climate scientist has gone on the record to say that currently, Earth is warming at a faster pace that the planet has seen in

Half Of South Asia Groundwater Contaminated With Arsenic

Sixty percent of groundwater in the Indus and Ganges river basin – essential for the lives of over 750 million people in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh – is too contaminated to drink or use for irrigation, a new study

Arsenic laced Soil Being Tested In Kentucky

MOUNT STERLING A state environmental response team began taking more extensive soil samples Tuesday to test for higher-than-normal arsenic levels along a rural Montgomery County road. The sampling took place along Long Lane, a gravel road lined with mobile homes

323 Million At Risk Of Disease From Dirty Water

More than 300 million people in Asia, Africa and Latin America are at risk of life-threatening diseases like cholera and typhoid because of the increasing pollution of water in rivers and lakes, the U.N. Environment Program said Tuesday. Between 1990

99% Of Old Buildings In Israel Not Earthquake Safe

Despite legislation and incentives, the vast majority of structures in Israel have not undergone any fortification in preparation, leaving them extremely vulnerable to earthquakes; as Israel is on the Great Rift Valley, a large part of its periphery is particularly

Climate Change Predicted To Halve Coffee Growing

Climate Change is going to halve the area suitable for coffee production and impact the livelihoods of more than 120 million of the world’s poorest people who rely on the coffee economy, according to a new report by the Climate