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Brothers in Wildlife Crime Arrested in Malawi

Brothers in Wildlife Crime Arrested in Malawi

  LILONGWE, Malawi, October 7, 2017 (ENS) – Two brothers who are among East Africa’s most wanted wildlife criminals were arrested in Malawi this week on charges of attempting to smuggle hundreds of elephant tusks, according to Interpol,...

 

Asian Songbirds Vanishing Into Cages

Asian Songbirds Vanishing Into Cages

  EMMEN, The Netherlands, October 1, 2017 (ENS) – The songbirds of Asia are disappearing from their native forests as increasingly wealthy Asians satisfy their desire to own a brilliantly colored singing bird. “The Asian songbird...

 

Zika Virus in Mice Blocked by New Drug

Zika Virus in Mice Blocked by New Drug

  ST. LOUIS, Missouri, September 27, 2017 (ENS) – An antibody that protects against the dengue virus has also proved to be effective against the Zika virus in mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

 

Chile Safeguards Ocean at S. America’s Southern Tip

Chile Safeguards Ocean at S. America’s Southern Tip

  SANTIAGO, Chile, September 25, 2017 (ENS) – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has pledged to create a new marine protected area in Admiralty Sound in Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America. The new “Multiple Use Marine and...

 

225 Die as Second Earthquake Shakes Mexico

225 Die as Second Earthquake Shakes Mexico

  MEXICO CITY, Mexico, September 20, 2017 (ENS) – A deadly earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, sending buildings crashing to the ground, killing children in their collapsing school, cracking highways, rocking the capital...

 

Zinke Would Turn U.S. Monuments Over to Commercial Use

Zinke Would Turn U.S. Monuments Over to Commercial Use

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 19, 2017 (ENS) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s review of national monuments, leaked to the media on Monday, recommends that President Donald Trump make major changes to 10 U.S. national monuments. In...

 

Removing Atrazine From Surface Water Just Got Easier

Removing Atrazine From Surface Water Just Got Easier

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, September 18, 2017 (ENS) – An international team of scientists has found an effective way of removing low concentrations of the toxic weed killer Atrazine and its by-products from surface water in agricultural...

 

Snow Leopards Not ‘Endangered’ Yet Not Out of Danger

Snow Leopards Not ‘Endangered’ Yet Not Out of Danger

  NEW YORK, New York, September 14, 2017 (ENS) – The elusive snow leopards of the high Himalayas have been listed as Endangered for the past 25 years on the authoritative Red List of Threatened Species kept by the International Union...

 

Powerful Hurricane Irma Punishes Florida

Powerful Hurricane Irma Punishes Florida

  MIAMI, Florida, September 10, 2017 (ENS) – Hurricane Irma made landfall twice in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane Sunday morning and is currently blasting up the state’s Gulf coast. Irma first touched land just after 9 am...

 

Category 5 Hurricane Irma on a Caribbean Rampage

Category 5 Hurricane Irma on a Caribbean Rampage

  MIAMI, Florida, September 6, 2017 (ENS) – Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, slammed Puerto Rico’s north shore Wednesday night after devastating several small northern Caribbean islands....

 

North Korean Nuclear Test Triggered Strong Earthquake

North Korean Nuclear Test Triggered Strong Earthquake

  TOKYO, Japan, September 3, 2017 (ENS) – A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at the surface of the Earth struck North Korea on Sunday, raising suspicions that an explosion likely caused the quake. The shaking was felt in China. Minutes...

 

Poor Families Scared of Water Scarcity

Poor Families Scared of Water Scarcity

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 1, 2017 (ENS) – Countries will have to spend US$150 billion per year to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of access to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030, finds a new report by The...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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