Archive for: August, 2017

Harvey ‘Costliest and Worst’ Disaster in U.S. History

Harvey ‘Costliest and Worst’ Disaster in U.S. History

  HOUSTON, Texas, August 31, 2017 (ENS) – After dumping record rainfall of up to 51.88 inches on parts of the east Texas coast, claiming 29 lives and sending thousands of people into shelters or fleeing to higher ground, Hurricane...

 

Flooded Chemical Plant Near Houston Explodes

Flooded Chemical Plant Near Houston Explodes

  HOUSTON, Texas, August 31, 2017 (ENS) – Two explosions rocked a flooded chemical plant 20 miles northeast of Houston at 2 am this morning. A column of black smoke rose into the air, and the explosions set off an intense fire. More...

 

Harvey Inundates Texas Coast, Days More Rain Forecast

Harvey Inundates Texas Coast, Days More Rain Forecast

  AUSTIN, Texas, August 27, 2017 (ENS) – Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding is inundating southeastern Texas, and flash flood emergencies are in effect as Hurricane Harvey, the strongest hurricane in more than 55 years, dumps...

 

Eastern States Slash Allowable Power Plant Emissions

Eastern States Slash Allowable Power Plant Emissions

  NEW YORK, New York, August 26, 2017 (ENS) – Nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states that have the first U.S. market-based compact to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, have decided to reduce the limit on emissions...

 

Dangerous Hurricane Harvey Takes Aim at Texas

Dangerous Hurricane Harvey Takes Aim at Texas

  AUSTIN, Texas, August 24, 2017 (ENS) – Widespread evacuations have been ordered along the Texas Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane, Category 3 or stronger, to strike the United States in nearly 12 years....

 

Zinke Recommends Shrinking Some National Monuments

Zinke Recommends Shrinking Some National Monuments

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 24, 2017 (ENS) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended to the White House today that none of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be eliminated, but he says land should be removed...

 

Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Enviros for Terrorism

Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Enviros for Terrorism

  BISMARK, North Dakota, August 22, 2017 (ENS) – The owner of the Dakota Access oil pipeline today sued environmental groups, accusing them of inciting terrorism, fraud, racketeering and defamation in the course of their opposition...

 

Grab Your Eclipse Glasses, Here It Comes!

Grab Your Eclipse Glasses, Here It Comes!

  NEWPORT, Oregon, August 20, 2017 (ENS) – The first total solar eclipse since 1979 to be visible across North America starts early Monday morning, prompting hundreds of celebrations, festivals, star-viewing parties, exhibits, astronomy...

 

Wildfire Rages on Icy Greenland’s West Coast

Wildfire Rages on Icy Greenland’s West Coast

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, August 17, 2017 (ENS) – Greenland, the world’s largest island, known for its vast sheets of ice, is now experiencing its first large wildfire. The fire is burning along the island’s west coast about...

 

Minamata Convention on Mercury Enters into Force

Minamata Convention on Mercury Enters into Force

  NEW YORK, New York, August 16, 2017 (ENS) – The world’s first treaty to protect the environment and human health in nearly a decade, the Minamata Convention on Mercury, enters into force today, committing its 74 Parties, including...

 

Largest U.S. Bank to Rely 100% on Renewable Energy

Largest U.S. Bank to Rely 100% on Renewable Energy

  NEW YORK, New York, August 16, 2017 (ENS) – JPMorgan Chase has announced it will source renewable power for 100 percent of its global energy needs by 2020. The firm has offices and operations in more than 60 countries across 5,500...

 

British Columbia Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee

British Columbia Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee

  VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, August 7, 2017 (ENS) – Hot and dry, the interior of British Columbia is ablaze with wildfires that have driven tens of thousands of residents from their homes and filled the skies over the province...

 

New York Crushes Tons of Elephant Ivory in Central Park

New York Crushes Tons of Elephant Ivory in Central Park

  NEW YORK, New York, August 4, 2017 (ENS) – Two tons of confiscated illegal ivory were crushed in New York’s Central Park on Thursday in an event hosted by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the Wildlife Conservation...

 
 
 
 

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