Tag Archives: Pollution

Fisheries Will Collapse by 2035

Pacific island fisheries face collapse in the next 25 years as overfishing, population growth and climate change threaten one of the region’s main economic resources, a study warned Wednesday. The report, published by the Noumea-based Secretariat of the Pacific Community,

Melting ice will trigger wave of natural disasters

Scientists at a London conference next week will warn of earthquakes, avalanches and volcanic eruptions as the atmosphere heats up and geology is altered. Even Britain could face being struck by tsunamis . Scientists are to outline dramatic evidence that

Water in Punjab causes DNA Mutations

Ground water in Punjab, India, has been contaminated to such an extent that it is now causing DNA to mutate in people who drink it, warns a research commissioned by the Punjab Water Pollution Control Board. The study was conducted

China blames pollution as birth defects rise

BEIJING (AFP) – Every 30 seconds a baby is born with physical defects in China, partly due to the country’s deteriorating environment, state media said, citing a senior family planning official. The figure, reported by the China Daily in its

Pollution causes birth defects to soar in China

Birth defects in Chinese infants have soared nearly 40 per cent since 2001, a government report said, and officials linked the rise to China’s worsening environmental degradation. The rate of defects had risen from 104.9 per 10,000 births in 2001,

Bangladesh’s Toxic Leather Trade

Video Report: Bangladesh’s booming leather industry brought in more than $460 million in revenue last year. But the human cost is also high, with many workers suffer from diseases related to exposure to the fumes of a toxic chemical called

Villagers return to toxic sludge town

The Hungarian plant which caused a toxic sludge leak has reopened as villagers forced to abandon their houses begin to return home. Dozens of homes in the village of Kolontar, the closest to the plant, were made uninhabitable by the

Hungary spill due to negligence

Video Report: Hungary’s prime minister blames ”human negligence” for the toxic red sludge that killed eight people last week.

Sludge Spill: Activists Help Animals

Volunteers are sifting through the mud in Western Hungary to rescue animals caught up in the industrial spill. Farm animals and pets were left behind after inhabitants of the village of Kolontar and parts of Devecser were evacuated. Even in

All life in toxic sludge river is dead

The entire ecosystem of a small river in Hungary which is situated in the area affected by a deadly toxic mud spill, has been destroyed, a disaster relief chief said Thursday. “The entire ecosystem of the Marcal river has been