Tag Archive for pollution

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…

Have we been catfished? Or is this animal a signal that the environment is a wreck? (Updated)

UPDATE: 30-Mar-2016 The Gothamist has followed up on this story of a three-eyed catfish and announced it was a hoax by an artist. The NY Times actually delivered the details on March 28 that an eccentric artist known as Zardulu orchestrated the three-eyed fish hoax from the Gowanus canal. She approached actor “Greg Hunter” [actually Greg Boz] with…

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…

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…

Slippery goop washed up on shore in U.K. is fat

Once again, there are balls of fatty material washing up the English shoreline. BBC News – ‘Lard-like’ substance washed up on beaches ‘not toxic’. A white “lard-like” substance washed up on several Isle of Man beaches is either animal or vegetable fat, government tests have proved. A spokesman said it was “not harmful to humans…

The river ran red with… ink

Blood red water flowing across the countryside is NOT something you just shrug off. Ink spillage causes ‘red river’ in Northampton – Northampton Chronicle and Echo. Following an investigation by the Environment Agency and Anglian Water, it is believed that the waterway near to the A43 in Moulton turned red last Thursday due to a…

So much sugar, it will kill you (if you are a fish)

Too much of anything is bad and can kill. Even molasses. 233,000 gallons of molasses spills into Honolulu Harbor causing – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL. A massive molasses spill at Honolulu Harbor that Hawaii News Now first reported on Monday is killing fish and the State has no way to clean up…

Cancer clusters at random

Miles O’Brian posts this story to Boing Boing today and an Australian piece regarding cancer clusters. I contrast the ideas here. Erin Brockovich is now focusing on cancer clusters. Erin Brockovich: the real-life unhappy ending of Hinkley, California, and a tale of science for sale – Boing Boing. The real-life Erin Brockovich has moved onto…

Dead pigs are not what you want to see floatin’ down the river (UPDATE: Virus epidemic)

A disturbing find in the water supply. Over 900 dead pigs found floating in Shanghai river |Society |chinadaily.com.cn. More than 900 dead pigs have been retrieved from Shanghai’s Huangpu River as of Saturday afternoon after a large number of bodies were found floating in the water, local authorities said. The dead pigs were spotted in…

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…

China river runs red. Be disgusted but don’t panic.

River in China turns red Earlier this week, the Jian River that runs through the city of Luoyang, Henan province in northern China, turned bloody red. Local media started receiving panicky phone calls from citizens on Tuesday morning saying that the water of the Jian River near their neighborhood has become blood-like overnight. The eerie…