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2015 Atlantic Hurricane Risk Down, Pacific Risk Up

2015 Atlantic Hurricane Risk Down, Pacific Risk Up

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, June 1, 2015 (ENS) – The 2015 hurricane season officially opened on Monday as U.S. weather forecasters predicted a “below-normal” risk of hurricanes in the Atlantic and “above-normal”...

 

Burst Pipeline Spills Crude Oil on California Coast

Burst Pipeline Spills Crude Oil on California Coast

  SANTA BARBARA, California, May 20, 2015 (ENS) – Thousands of gallons of black smelly crude oil that spilled from a broken pipeline Tuesday in the California coastal county of Santa Barbara has fouled popular beaches and spread...

 

El Niño 2015 Forecast to ‘Raise Global Temperatures’

El Niño 2015 Forecast to ‘Raise Global Temperatures’

    COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, May 19, 2015 (ENS) – Weather forecasting centers around the world have now declared that an El Niño, the most powerful fluctuation in Earth’s climate system, has begun in the tropical Pacific. El...

 

Another Severe Earthquake Terrifies Nepal

Another Severe Earthquake Terrifies Nepal

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 12, 2015 (ENS) – People in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu had just begun to pick up the pieces after the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that claimed more than 8,000 lives late last month, when another...

 

Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Tops 7,000, Aid Delayed

Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Tops 7,000, Aid Delayed

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 2, 2015 (ENS) – At least 7,040 people have lost their lives and 10,000 others are injured as a result of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that devastated the Nepal on April 25, the country’s National Emergency...

 

Nepal Quake Kills 4,400+, Aftershocks Scare Survivors

Nepal Quake Kills 4,400+, Aftershocks Scare Survivors

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 27, 2015 (ENS) – The death toll has reached 4,438 following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal and surrounding countries on Saturday, while more than 8,000 others are injured. The death toll...

 

EU Invests Millions to ‘Make Chernobyl Safe Again’

EU Invests Millions to ‘Make Chernobyl Safe Again’

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 27, 2015 (ENS) – The European Commission said today it will contribute an additional €70 million to complete the return to a safe environment at the former Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, site of a catastrophic...

 

Earthquake Batters Nepal, Claims More Than 1,400 Lives

Earthquake Batters Nepal, Claims More Than 1,400 Lives

  KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 25, 2015 (ENS) – A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal today just before noon, local time, turning office towers, monuments and homes into rubble and killing hundreds of people. The quake...

 

Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts Without Warning

Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts Without Warning

  SANTIAGO, Chile, April 25, 2015 (ENS) – The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted this week for the first time since 1972. Blown in a north-easterly direction, ash from Calbuco traveled as far as southern Brazil on Saturday,...

 

Illicit Wildlife, Gold, Timber Trade Funds DRC Conflict

Illicit Wildlife, Gold, Timber Trade Funds DRC Conflict

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 16, 2015 – Organized crime funded by illegal trade in natural resources is fueling the 20-year-long conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, that has cost the lives of several million people,...

 

Bunker Fuel Spill Fouls Vanouver’s English Bay

Bunker Fuel Spill Fouls Vanouver’s English Bay

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, April 10, 2015 (ENS) – The Marathassa, a Korean bulk grain carrier on its first voyage, is the source of the heavy bunker fuel oil that spilled into the waters of English Bay in Vancouver Wednesday,...

 

Two Ebola Vaccines Test Safe in Liberia

Two Ebola Vaccines Test Safe in Liberia

  BETHESDA, Maryland, March 26, 2015 (ENS) – Two experimental Ebola vaccines appear to be safe based on their evaluation in more than 600 volunteers who participated in the first stage of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines...

 

First Ebola Vaccine Test Starts in Guinea

First Ebola Vaccine Test Starts in Guinea

  CONAKRY, Guinea, March 26, 2015 (ENS) – One year after the current outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa that has claimed more than 10,000 lives, the Guinean government with the World Health Organization this week began the...

 

Governments Agree Global Disaster Risk Reduction Plan

Governments Agree Global Disaster Risk Reduction Plan

SENDAI, Japan, March 19, 2015 (ENS) – Death, injury, displacement and destruction following natural disasters could be reduced by 2030 under a new framework adopted by countries attending the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction,...

 

Disaster Risk Reduction Meeting Jolted by Cyclone Pam

Disaster Risk Reduction Meeting Jolted by Cyclone Pam

  SENDAI, Japan, March 17, 2015 (ENS) – Cyclone Pam devastated the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu just as UN officials and insurers gathered in Japan this week for a long-planned conference on disaster risk reduction. UN Secretary-General...

 

Cyclone Pam Slams Vanuatu, Killing 24 People

Cyclone Pam Slams Vanuatu, Killing 24 People

  SYDNEY, Australia, March 16, 2015 (ENS) – At least 24 people lost their lives as Cyclone Pam blasted through the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu Friday night, UN and other aid agencies report. Aid workers expect the death toll...

 

Yet Another Oil Train Derails, Catches Fire in Ontario

Yet Another Oil Train Derails, Catches Fire in Ontario

  GOGAMA, Ontario, Canada, March 9, 2015 (ENS) – Another Canadian National oil train derailed and caught fire early Saturday in Ontario near the town of Gogama, about 600 kilometers (372 miles) north of Toronto. It was the second...

 

First Global Pesticide Runoff Map Shows Streams At Risk

First Global Pesticide Runoff Map Shows Streams At Risk

  LEIPZIG, Germany, February 27, 2015 (ENS) – The application of insecticides poisons streams in roughly 40 percent of the global land surface, new research reveals. Streams in the United States, the Mediterranean, Central America...

 

U.S. Drought Risk This Century Worst in 1,000 Years

U.S. Drought Risk This Century Worst in 1,000 Years

  NEW YORK, New York, February 12, 2015 (ENS) – The worst persistent drought ever in the U.S. Southwest and Great Plains will parch the region during the second half of the 21st century, with the drying conditions “driven primarily”...

 

Obama Orders Higher Flood Risk Standard for Federal Projects

Obama Orders Higher Flood Risk Standard for Federal Projects

WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2015 (ENS) – Considering the risk of rising sea levels due to climate change, President Barack Obama today issued the nation’s first Federal Flood Risk Management Standard for taxpayer-funded projects....

 
 
 
 

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