Tag Archive for Environment

Russian river runs red repeatedly

Several large web outlets have shared the astounding pictures of the Daldykan river in the Russian Arctic city of Norilsk that has turned blood red. And it’s not the first time. Locals have posted the pictures on Instagram that has caused the international concern prompting an investigation by Russian officials. We wonder if it did…

Foamy pollution creates huge problems in Bangalore

This degree of foam on the surface of a lake is a signal of a serious pollution problem. A toxic snowy froth caused in a lake by industrial pollution has spilled over into neighbourhoods in India’s Bangalore city. Source: India Bangalore lake of toxic snowy froth – BBC News Over the years, the 9,000-acre Bellandur…

Mass animal deaths reported; fringe sites panic over headlines

Mass animal deaths can be caused by a myriad of things – disease, natural toxins, algal blooms and other oxygen-depleting situations, human hunting and dumping, accidents, warmer waters, lack of food, etc. The mystery mongering sites will lump all the mass mortality events under one scary banner – DEAD ANIMALS! PANIC! They do a serious…

River woes as mystery spills pollute water

A giant wave of foam overtakes the River Lea in London while unidentified brown “gunk” affects an Ohio river making locals nervous. A wall of suds appeared on the River Lea. Authorities have not been able to figure out how it developed. Huge mass of foam floats down River Lea in north-east London – News…

Blood-red water flows through Wenzhou

It’s really foreboding when the waters run red like blood. In this modern society, it typically means pollution. Suspicious Blood-red Water Inundates River in Wenzhou. An inner city waterway in the eastern city of Wenzhou was found to have been inundated by an influx of blood-red water this morning. Local residents say the river was…

Iceland allows elves a place at discussion table regarding land use

The Huldufolk must be consulted at least as a cultural tradition in Iceland. Iceland’s hidden elves delay road projects. Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project building a direct route from to the tip of the Alftanes peninsula, where…

Florida will kill you

There may be something to this “Strange Florida” thing. Bizarre causes of death are common in Florida – Sun Sentinel. Welcome to Florida, where something’s always trying to kill you. The Sunshine State is the lightning-strike capital and the shark-bite capital. We have hurricanes, tornadoes, stealthy sinkholes, rabid raccoons, abandoned pythons, venomous spiders and, yes,…

Sasquatch, Keeper of the forest, invoked at environmental hearing

This is not the first time, surprisingly, that mythical creatures have been used for environmental causes. Sasquatch cited in mine hearings | Local News | Prince George Citizen. Most people consider the sasquatch a legendary creature, but the mythical bush man of northern B.C. received its fair share of attention at environmental review hearings into…

New hazard for runners: Owl attacks

‘The Birds’? Runners Attacked by Owls. In the past month, four runners have been attacked by owls in separate incidents, Runner’s World magazine notes. Two of the attacks occurred near Washington, D.C., one in England, and one in Vancouver. Two happened at dusk, and two in early morning, by different species of owls. No one…

Fresh air in a can

What will they think of next? Chinese Billionaire Sells Canned Fresh Air. It’s no secret China has a huge air pollution problem, but while authorities don’t seem to be taking any action to resolve it, billionaire Chen Guangbiao, aka “Brother Biao” is trying to raise awareness in a very original way. He has recently started…

Cause of chronic kidney disease in several countries is still a mystery that kills thousands

As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers A mysterious form of chronic kidney disease — CKD — is afflicting thousands of people in rural, agricultural communities in Sri Lanka, India and Central America. The struggle to identify its causes is baffling researchers across multiple continents and posing a lethal puzzle worthy…

The red Yangtze and other portents of doom spark political rumors in China

No official explanation yet for why the Yangtze turned red. But, superstitions abound in China as several events are linked together in people’s minds. What has a ‘red Yangtze’ got to do with Xi Jinping? – The China Post. The Yangtze River mysteriously turned red. Thousands of alligators strangely surfaced at a lake in Nanjing.…

Yangtze River Runs Red

Yangtze River Turns Red and Turns Up a Mystery | ABC News Blogs – Yahoo!. For a river known as the “golden watercourse,” red is a strange color to see. Yet that’s the shade turning up in the Yangtze River and officials have no idea why. The red began appearing in the Yangtze, the longest…

Anatomy of a propaganda press release: Fluoride and IQ (UPDATED)

Reuters reprints a press release from a scare group misrepresenting research about fluoride. Harvard Study Finds Fluoride Lowers IQ – Published in Federal Gov’t Journal Harvard University researchers’ review of fluoride/brain studies concludes “our results support the possibility of adverse effects of fluoride exposures on children’s neurodevelopment.” It was published online July 20 in Environmental…

Lands believed to host supernatural animals are more likely to be conserved

Traditional belief in mythical beasts help protect forests Cultural practices including beliefs in mythical beasts and animals that dance have helped maintain forests in the West African country of the Gambia and Malaysian Borneo, said a researcher from Oxford University speaking at the annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation in Bonito,…