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Three Firefighters Die as Wildfires Scorch the West

Three Firefighters Die as Wildfires Scorch the West

  OLYMPIA, Washington, August 20, 2015 (ENS) – Three U.S. Forest Service firefighters died Wednesday night when a wildfire near the small town of Twisp in southeastern Washington overtook their vehicle after it crashed. Four other...

 

Active Volcano Near Japan’s Only Working Nuclear Plant

Active Volcano Near Japan’s Only Working Nuclear Plant

  TOKYO, Japan, August 19, 2015 (ENS) – Mount Sakurajima is about to erupt again, the Japan Meteorological Agency warns. The volcano is located 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the newly restarted Sendai Nuclear Power Plant. Residents...

 

Death Toll in Tianjin Blasts Now 114, Cleanup Underway

Death Toll in Tianjin Blasts Now 114, Cleanup Underway

  TIANJIN, China, August 17, 2015 (ENS) – The death toll has risen to 114 after a warehouse storing hundreds of tons of toxic chemicals exploded last Wednesday in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, about 90 miles southeast of Beijing. Another...

 

Chinese Port Hazmat Explosion Kills at Least 44

Chinese Port Hazmat Explosion Kills at Least 44

  BEIJING, China, August 13, 2015 (ENS) – An explosion and fire at a hazardous materials warehouse in the north China port city of Tianjin Wednesday night, has killed 44 people and sent more than 500 to hospital. At least 21 others...

 

Deadly Typhoon Soudelor Batters China, Taiwan

Deadly Typhoon Soudelor Batters China, Taiwan

  BEIJING, China, August 9, 2015 (ENS) – Typhoon Soudelor dumped the heaviest rainfall in more than 120 years on eastern China on Saturday and Sunday, leaving 22 people dead or missing and forcing hundreds of thousands to flee their...

 

EPA Workers Spill 1M Gallons of Colorado Mine Waste

EPA Workers Spill 1M Gallons of Colorado Mine Waste

  DENVER, Colorado, August 8, 2015 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that its workers caused the spill of one million gallons of wastewater from an abandoned mine in the mountains of Colorado. The EPA...

 

Wildfires Set the Western United States Ablaze

Wildfires Set the Western United States Ablaze

  BOISE, Idaho, August 5, 2015 (ENS) – Wildfires are devastating western forests, forcing hundreds of evacuations and keeping thousands of firefighters working overtime. Last week’s blistering heatwave gave the fires an upper...

 

Shell Icebreaker Eludes Protesters, Leaves Portland

Shell Icebreaker Eludes Protesters, Leaves Portland

  PORTLAND, Oregon, July 30, 2015 (ENS) – Greenpeace activists who rappelled from the St. John’s Bridge in Portland and hung there overnight, today blocked Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling support icebreaker, the MSV Fennica, as...

 

Global Sea Levels Could Soon Rise 20′ as Climate Warms

Global Sea Levels Could Soon Rise 20′ as Climate Warms

  GAINESVILLE, Florida, July 12, 2015 (ENS) – Global sea levels have risen at least six meters, or about 20 feet, above present levels many times over the past three million years, finds a new review analyzing three decades of research...

 

5,000 Evacuated in Tennessee Toxic Train Derailment

5,000 Evacuated in Tennessee Toxic Train Derailment

  MARYVILLE, Tennessee, July 2, 2015 (ENS) – Not three weeks after CSX rail was named to Newsweek’s Green Rankings for environmental efficiency and sustainable business practices, a CSX train car derailed and caught fire in...

 

BP Agrees to Pay $18.7 Billion for Gulf Oil Disaster

BP Agrees to Pay $18.7 Billion for Gulf Oil Disaster

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2015 (ENS) – British oil giant BP has reached agreements with the United States, five States and many local governments totaling $18.7 billion to settle all civil claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...

 

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,...

 
 
 
 

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