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Florence Blows Away But Flooding Persists

Florence Blows Away But Flooding Persists

  RALEIGH, North Carolina, September 20, 2018 (ENS) – Across the Carolinas, many communities are lifting evacuation orders and cleaning up following last week’s Hurricane Florence, but North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is warning...

 

‘Angry Waters’ of Florence Aggravate Flood Risk

‘Angry Waters’ of Florence Aggravate Flood Risk

  RALEIGH, North Carolina, September 17, 2018 (ENS) – The worst of Hurricane Florence’s historic rainfall will pass out of the Carolinas today, but devastating flash flooding and river flooding can prolong the disaster for another...

 

Strong Hurricane Florence Targets U.S. Atlantic Coast

Strong Hurricane Florence Targets U.S. Atlantic Coast

  MIAMI, Florida, September 10, 2018 (ENS) – September has brought a surge in storm activity to the previously quiet Atlantic Basin. Currently, three hurricanes – Florence, Isaac, and Helene  – are swirling between the...

 

Dangerous Hurricane Lane Smashes Hawaiian Islands

Dangerous Hurricane Lane Smashes Hawaiian Islands

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, August 24, 2018 (ENS) – Hurricane Lane is swirling across the Pacific Ocean as a major Category 3 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles an hour. The National Weather Service is predicting dangerous storm...

 

Earthquakes Shake Indonesia to the Core

Earthquakes Shake Indonesia to the Core

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, August 21, 2018 (ENS) – Indonesia’s Lombok island, a popular holiday location that is home to 3.3 million people, was hit by two new quakes on Sunday, part of a series of quakes that started July 29. A...

 

California Ablaze Despite Firefighters’ Best Efforts

California Ablaze Despite Firefighters’ Best Efforts

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 11, 2018 (ENS) – California Governor Jerry Brown has issued an emergency proclamation for Lake, Mendocino and Napa counties due to the effects of the River, Ranch and Steele fires, which have destroyed...

 

Fires Sweep Europe: Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean

Fires Sweep Europe: Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 6, 2018 (ENS) – With Europe in the grip of a heatwave and with little rain to ease the drought, sunburned ground and dry vegetation are succumbing to fire. Fires have now broken out as far north as the...

 

California’s Carr Fire Claims Seventh Life

California’s Carr Fire Claims Seventh Life

  REDDING, California, August 5, 2018 (ENS) – The Carr Fire, one of the most destructive wildfires in California history, has claimed another life – bringing the death toll since July 23 to seven. A Pacific Gas and Electric...

 

Deadly Redding Fire Claims Three More Lives

Deadly Redding Fire Claims Three More Lives

  SACRAMENTO, California, July 28, 2018 (ENS) – President Donald Trump and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, have granted California’s request for a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to...

 

Fierce California Wildfire Kills Two, Forces Evacuations

Fierce California Wildfire Kills Two, Forces Evacuations

  REDDING, California, July 27, 2018 (ENS) – A ferocious wildfire in Northern California doubled in size overnight, killing at least two people. Chaos gripped Redding, a city of 91,800 people about 100 miles from the Oregon border,...

 

Kilauea Volcanic Eruption Sends Smelly SO2 Skyward

Kilauea Volcanic Eruption Sends Smelly SO2 Skyward

  PAHOA, Hawaii, June 29, 2018 (ENS) – Noxious sulfur dioxide (SO2) fumes from Kilauea volcano’s summit have dropped to half the levels before the eruption activities began on May 3, according to a new report from the Geological...

 

Fiery Guatemalan Volcano Kills 69

Fiery Guatemalan Volcano Kills 69

  GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, June 4, 2018 (ENS) – Eruptions from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano that began on Sunday have claimed the lives of at least 69 people, including three children, Guatemala authorities now say. Nearly 300...

 

Peruvian Conservationist Suffers Assassination Attempt

Peruvian Conservationist Suffers Assassination Attempt

  By Craig Downer SULLANA, Peru, June 3, 2018 (ENS) – On April 14, Alejandro Zegarra-Pezo and his son were invited by people they believed to be trustworthy to enjoy a turkey sandwich in their home town of Sullana, in Peru’s...

 

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Near or Above Normal

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Near or Above Normal

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, June 1, 2018 (ENS) – The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins today, and the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,  NOAA,  is forecasting a 75 percent...

 

Hawaiian Volcano Sends Ash Cloud Six Miles High

Hawaiian Volcano Sends Ash Cloud Six Miles High

  HILO, Hawaii, May 18, 2018 (ENS) – Before dawn on Thursday morning, an explosion or series of explosions from the Overlook vent within Halemaumau crater at Kilauea Volcano’s summit produced a volcanic cloud that reached as...

 

Hawaii Volcano May Force Large-scale Evacuation

Hawaii Volcano May Force Large-scale Evacuation

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, May 9, 2018 (ENS) – The continued eruption of Kilauea Volcano and earthquakes on the Big Island of Hawaii have prompted Governor David Ige to sign a formal Presidential Disaster Declaration request, asking the...

 

Hawaii Residents Flee as Volcano Spews Lava, Toxic Gas

Hawaii Residents Flee as Volcano Spews Lava, Toxic Gas

  HILO, Hawaii, May 7, 2018 (ENS) – The Kilauea Volcano is erupting in the Lower Puna district of the Island of Hawaii, known as the Big Island, which is home to roughly 200,000 people and an attraction for tourists and adventure...

 

Environmental Advocate, Attorney Commits Suicide By Fire

Environmental Advocate, Attorney Commits Suicide By Fire

  NEW YORK, New York, April 16, 2018 (ENS) – A high-profile gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate burned himself to death in New York City on Saturday to protest the environmental destruction of global warming. The blackened...

 

UN Champions Rights of Environmental Defenders

UN Champions Rights of Environmental Defenders

  GENEVA, Switzerland, April 13, 2018 (ENS) – In every week of 2017 at least four people were killed defending their right to a clean and healthy environment. Many more were harassed, intimidated and forced from their lands. Roughly...

 

Six Dead in Worst Attack on Virunga Staff in Park History

Six Dead in Worst Attack on Virunga Staff in Park History

  VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of the Congo, April 10, 2018 (ENS) – Five Virunga National Park rangers and their driver died in an ambush Monday in the Central Sector of the park. One ranger survived and was treated...

 
 
 
 

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