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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...

 

Russian Hackers Target U.S. Power, Water Facilities

Russian Hackers Target U.S. Power, Water Facilities

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2018 (ENS) – Russian government hackers have been targeting U.S. government entities as well as organizations in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors...

 

Climate Change Is Increasing Avalanche Risk

Climate Change Is Increasing Avalanche Risk

  GENEVA, Switzerland, March 14, 2018 (ENS) – The impacts of climate change can be drastic in mountainous regions, where the rise in temperatures is above average, affecting both glacierized landscapes and water resources, finds a...

 

Dangerous Toy Alerts Reported Across Europe

Dangerous Toy Alerts Reported Across Europe

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 14, 2018 (ENS) – Toys and motor vehicles top the list of dangerous non-food products reported to the European Union’s Rapid Alert System, according to the European Commission’s newly released...

 

Iranian-Canadian Conservationist Dies in Iranian Jail

Iranian-Canadian Conservationist Dies in Iranian Jail

  TEHRAN, Iran, February 11,2018 (ENS) – An Iranian-Canadian academic and environmental activist imprisoned by Iranian authorities in January has died in prison, his son said Saturday on Twitter. Kavous Seyed-Emami, 63, was a founder...

 

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, February 1, 2018 (ENS) – Three Cambodian forest protectors connected with the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society were killed by military officers Tuesday in a wildlife sanctuary while patrolling the...

 

Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Generates Small Tsunami

Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Generates Small Tsunami

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska, January 23, 2018 (ENS) – A massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck off the Alaskan coast southeast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska at 12:31 this morning, local time. The center of the quake was located...

 

Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea

Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea

  BEIJING, China, January 17, 2018 (ENS) – An Iranian tanker carrying a full load of natural gas condensate that sank Sunday has been found on the bottom of the East China Sea, China’s Ministry of Transportation reported Wednesday....

 

Tragic Mudslides Follow California’s Worst Fire

Tragic Mudslides Follow California’s Worst Fire

  MONTECITO, California, January 12, 2018 (ENS) – First the worst fire in California history, then torrential rains, have brought down whole hillsides in Montecito, an upscale village in Santa Barbara County. It is the wealthiest...

 

Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Honduras

Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Honduras

  TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, January 10, 2018 (ENS) – A major earthquake, one of the most severe in the past 100 years, struck off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday night. The tremor was felt across much of the nation, officials said,...

 

Trump Prepares for Nuclear Weapons Production

Trump Prepares for Nuclear Weapons Production

  COLUMBIA, South Carolina, December 8, 2017 (ENS) – A leaked one-page document seen by ENS confirms that the U.S. Department of Energy is considering the use of a nuclear fuel plant at the government’s Savannah River Site in...

 

Wind-Whipped Wildfires Devastate Southern California

Wind-Whipped Wildfires Devastate Southern California

  LOS ANGELES, California, December 6, 2017 (ENS) – Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced tonight as wildfires driven by Santa Ana winds roar through the forests of southern California, devouring all homes and other structures...

 

Tanker in Shipbreaking Yard Catches Fire – Again

Tanker in Shipbreaking Yard Catches Fire – Again

  KARACHI, Pakistan, November 10, 2017 – Shipbreaking plot no. 54 in Gadani, Pakistan, was sealed off Thursday after a massive fire broke out aboard the ship ACES. No casualties were reported. This is the same floating oil production...

 

Presidents Honor Disaster Volunteers as Points of Light

Presidents Honor Disaster Volunteers as Points of Light

  COLLEGE STATION, Texas, October 18, 2017 (ENS) – Five volunteers who performed outstanding work in their communities following the devastation of recent hurricanes in the Southeastern United States and in the Caribbean will receive...

 

Wild California Fires Claim 17 Lives, Blister Vineyards

Wild California Fires Claim 17 Lives, Blister Vineyards

  SACRAMENTO, California, October 10, 2017 (ENS) – At least 20,000 people have fled their homes, as 17 wildfires rage on in eight counties across northern California’s wine country. Vineyards are scorched, forests have gone...

 
 
 
 

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