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Thousands Flee Erupting Volcano Near Manila

Thousands Flee Erupting Volcano Near Manila

  MANILA, Philippines, January 12, 2020 (ENS) – Mount Taal, a volcano 40 miles south of Manila on the island of Luzon, blew rocks, ash, and steam more than six miles into the air Sunday. People living within 14 kilometers (8.6 miles)...

 

Earthquakes Plunge Puerto Rico Into Darkness

Earthquakes Plunge Puerto Rico Into Darkness

  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 10, 2020 (ENS) – A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico early Tuesday, killing at least one person and leaving several others injured in the southern part of the Caribbean island, according...

 

Children, Hope of the World, At Risk

Children, Hope of the World, At Risk

  NEW YORK, New York, December 31, 2019 (ENS) – Young people are his greatest source of hope, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the world today in his New Year’s message. “From climate action to gender equality...

 

Deadly Australian Bushfires Linked to Climate Change

Deadly Australian Bushfires Linked to Climate Change

  SYDNEY, Australia, December 23, 2019 (ENS) – As hundreds of climate change-fueled bushfires blaze across Australia, Sydney and New South Wales north coast residents continue to suffer from toxic air quality as a result of fires...

 

Eastern U.S Shivers in Record Cold Weather

Eastern U.S Shivers in Record Cold Weather

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, November 13, 2019 (ENS) – The arctic outbreak that has been gripping much of the central and eastern United States will culminate this morning with more than 100 locations expected to tie or set new low-temperature...

 

High Winds Fan California Wildfires, 180,000 Evacuated

High Winds Fan California Wildfires, 180,000 Evacuated

  SACRAMENTO, California, October 27, 2019 (ENS) – California Governor Gavin Newsom today declared a statewide emergency due to the effects of unprecedented high-wind events that have resulted in wildfires and evacuations across the...

 

Highly Radioactive Particles From Fukushima Mapped

Highly Radioactive Particles From Fukushima Mapped

  FUKOKA, Japan, October 22, 2019 (ENS) – The distribution, number, source, and movement of radioactive microparticles in the environment following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown has been poorly understood, but new research...

 

Wildfires Devour Parts of Lebanon, Syria

Wildfires Devour Parts of Lebanon, Syria

  BEIRUT, Lebanon, October 16, 2019 (ENS) – Wildfires blazed across parts of Lebanon Tuesday after forcing some residents to abandon their homes in the middle of the night. Others were stuck in their houses as the flames tore through...

 

UN Chief: Climate Change Amplified Hurricane Dorian

UN Chief: Climate Change Amplified Hurricane Dorian

  NASSAU, Bahamas, September 15, 2019 (ENS) – Category 5 Hurricane Dorian was “Category Hell,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres, “but it was not powered by a devil. We have always had many hurricanes,...

 

Dorian Strongest Storm Ever to Threaten U.S. East Coast

Dorian Strongest Storm Ever to Threaten U.S. East Coast

  TALLAHASSEE, Florida, September 1, 2019 (ENS) – Florida, South Carolina and Georgia are preparing for powerful Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane that is bearing down on the Atlantic coast. Dorian is a slow-moving storm with...

 

Fires Destroy Amazon Rainforest at Record Pace

Fires Destroy Amazon Rainforest at Record Pace

  BRASILIA, Brazil, August 23, 2019 (ENS) – South America’s Amazon rainforest is burning in many places, blazing away so fiercely that the fires are visible from space. Smoke from the fires, mostly burning in southern Brazil,...

 

Greece Ablaze: First rescEU Planes Deployed

Greece Ablaze: First rescEU Planes Deployed

  ATHENS, Greece, August 16, 2019 (ENS) – Hundreds of residents have been evacuated from towns, villages and a monastery on Evia, Greece’s second largest island, where fire has spread through a nature reserve in a dense pine forest. At...

 

Oil Spill Fouls Pristine Patagonian Waters

Oil Spill Fouls Pristine Patagonian Waters

  SANTIAGO, Chile, July 29, 2019 (ENS) – An oil spill under investigation by the Chilean Navy on the far southern coast of Patagonia has been contained, mining company CAP SA said on Sunday. The diesel oil spill of 40,000-liters (10,500...

 

Intense Early Season Fires Burn Across Europe

Intense Early Season Fires Burn Across Europe

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 15, 2019 (ENS) – From Norway to Spain, from the United Kingdom to Romania, the number and severity of wildfires burning at the start of this year have risen sharply from that of previous decades, according...

 

Humans Threaten One Million Species With Extinction

Humans Threaten One Million Species With Extinction

  PARIS, France, May 6, 2019 (ENS) – Nearly one million species are at risk of becoming extinct within decades, and current efforts to conserve the Earth’s resources will likely fail without “radical action,” a United...

 

Oil From Sunken Cargo Ship Menaces French Coast

Oil From Sunken Cargo Ship Menaces French Coast

  BREST, France, March 20, 2019 (ENS) – Oil leaking from an Italian container ship that sank in the Bay of Biscay March 12 is likely to reach French shores sometime this week, French maritime authorities warn. Grande America was a...

 

Bone Dry in Summer, California Navigates Winter Floods

Bone Dry in Summer, California Navigates Winter Floods

  SACRAMENTO, California, February 28, 2019 (ENS) – As severe winter storms continue across California, Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for five counties: Amador, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma, to...

 

U.S. Pivots From Nuclear Reactor Fuel to Bomb Cores

U.S. Pivots From Nuclear Reactor Fuel to Bomb Cores

  COLUMBIA, South Carolina, February 14, 2019 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy, DOE, has secretly shipped a large amount of weapons-grade plutonium from the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina to Nevada. Other than...

 

Dangerous Deep Freeze Shuts Down Much of USA

Dangerous Deep Freeze Shuts Down Much of USA

  CHICAGO, Illinois, January 30, 2019 (ENS) – One of the coldest Arctic air masses in recent memory is pushing south into the Upper Midwest and spreading across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country. The bitter cold stretches...

 

Brazilian Mine Tailings Dam Breaks, Killing Dozens

Brazilian Mine Tailings Dam Breaks, Killing Dozens

  BRUMADINHO, Brazil, January 28, 2019 (ENS) – The confirmed death toll rose to 60 on Monday, with just over 300 people still listed as missing after a mining waste dam at Vale SA’s Corrego do Feijao mine collapsed on Friday....

 
 
 
 

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