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Testing of Ebola Vaccine on Humans Begins

Testing of Ebola Vaccine on Humans Begins

  BETHESDA, Maryland, August 29, 2014 (ENS) – Fast-tracked human testing of a vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease will begin next week by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID, part of the U.S. National...

 

WHO’s Ebola Response Plan Admits Virus Could Infect 20,000

WHO’s Ebola Response Plan Admits Virus Could Infect 20,000

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 28, 2014 (ENS) – The World Health Organization today issued an overarching plan to guide and coordinate the international response to the unprecedented outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa that...

 

Enticed by Marie’s Waves, California Surfer Dies

Enticed by Marie’s Waves, California Surfer Dies

  LOS ANGELES, California, August 28, 2014 (ENS) – High waves generated by Tropical Storm Marie hammering Southern California beaches turned fatal on Tuesday. An unconscious surfer rescued from the turbulent waters near Malibu Pier...

 

Greece Calls for Firefighting Help to Save Ancient City

Greece Calls for Firefighting Help to Save Ancient City

  ATHENS, Greece, August 26, 2014 (ENS) – Wildfires devouring forests in the central and southern parts of Greece are being extinguished with the help of the European Union’s Civil Protection Mechanism. France responded to Greece’s...

 

Icelandic Volcano Shaken by Earthquakes, Airlines on Alert

Icelandic Volcano Shaken by Earthquakes, Airlines on Alert

  REYKJAVIK, Iceland, August 26, 2014 (ENS) – Icelandic officials and scientists are warning airlines and travelers of intense seismic activity at the Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland’s second highest mountain. Starting in early...

 

Major Earthquake Rattles San Francisco Bay Area

Major Earthquake Rattles San Francisco Bay Area

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 24, 2014 (ENS) – At 3:20 am Sunday, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the small city of American Canyon in California’s wine-growing Napa County, 35 miles northeast of San Francisco. The quake...

 

U.S. Completes Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea

U.S. Completes Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, August 18, 2014 (ENS) – All 581 metric tonnes of a precursor chemical for sarin gas that were removed from the Syrian Arab Republic and loaded onto the U.S. Maritime Vessel Cape Ray in early July, have...

 

Ebola Crisis Worse Than Feared, Health Workers Harassed

Ebola Crisis Worse Than Feared, Health Workers Harassed

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 18, 2014 (ENS) – The numbers of reported Ebola virus cases and deaths “vastly underestimate the magnitude of the crisis” health workers at Ebola outbreak sites in four West African countries...

 

Stray Dogs Spread Rabies Menace in Afghanistan

Stray Dogs Spread Rabies Menace in Afghanistan

  By Qaisar Khosti KHOST, Afghanistan, August 13, 2014 (ENS) – Sari, a resident of Motun in the Khost province of southeast Afghanistan, wept as he described how he could do nothing but wait for his son to die. Nearly a month ago,...

 

Canada Donates Experimental Vaccine to Fight Ebola

Canada Donates Experimental Vaccine to Fight Ebola

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, August 12, 2014 (ENS) – Canada will donate at least 800 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization, WHO, to fight the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa,...

 

Ebola-Stricken Doctor Arrives in Atlanta, 729 Die in Africa

Ebola-Stricken Doctor Arrives in Atlanta, 729 Die in Africa

  ATLANTA, Georgia, August 4, 2014 (ENS) – The Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is treating the first American infected with the deadly Ebola virus in a specially built isolation ward near the country’s main medical agency,...

 

World’s Park Rangers Murdered in Widespread ‘Bush War’

World’s Park Rangers Murdered in Widespread ‘Bush War’

  GLAND, Switzerland, July 31, 2014 (ENS) – A war is underway across the world’s forests, grasslands and mountains – a war that pits park rangers against poachers. If the rangers win, tigers, elephants, lions, leopards,...

 

Western Inferno: Climate Change Worsening Wildfire Risk

Western Inferno: Climate Change Worsening Wildfire Risk

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2014 (ENS) – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is worried. “We’ve got 13 fires burning across Oregon, over 600,00 acres ablaze right now,” he told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. “We...

 

Monsoon Rains Force Evacuations in China, Philippines

Monsoon Rains Force Evacuations in China, Philippines

  CHANGSHA, Hunan, China, July 16, 2014 (ENS) – Torrential rains have inundated several Chinese provinces this week, claiming at least 11 lives and affecting over one million people, both residents and tourists. In east China’s...

 

Near-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast Due to El Nino

Near-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast Due to El Nino

  NEW YORK, New York, May 22, 2014 (ENS) – Predicting a “near-normal or below-normal” Atlantic hurricane season this year, national weather officials today emphasized that “it only takes one” hurricane to carve...

 

Deteriorating Environment Threatens Human Health Worldwide

Deteriorating Environment Threatens Human Health Worldwide

  GENEVA, Switzerland, May 20, 2014 (ENS) – “Our planet, our planet, is losing its capacity to sustain human life in good health,” Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization warned Monday at the...

 

Lethal Flooding in the Balkans Brings EU to the Rescue

Lethal Flooding in the Balkans Brings EU to the Rescue

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 16, 2014 (ENS) – European countries formerly divided by the Bosnian war are today united by catastrophic flooding and the European Union is rushing to their rescue. The European Union Civil Protection Mechanism...

 

Indian Nuclear Plant Accident Injures Six Workers

Indian Nuclear Plant Accident Injures Six Workers

  CHENNAI, Tamil Nadu, India, May 14, 2014 (ENS) – Three employees at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant and three contract workers were injured today after hot water spilled from a valve during maintenance work at the new and controversial...

 

44 Greenpeacers Arrested at Rotterdam Arctic Oil Protest

44 Greenpeacers Arrested at Rotterdam Arctic Oil Protest

  ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, May 1, 2014 (ENS) – Early this morning, 80 Greenpeace activists confronted the tanker carrying the first shipment of oil from the Russian Arctic. During the demonstration, the Greenpeace ship Rainbow...

 

Crude Oil Train Explodes in Lynchburg, Virginia

Crude Oil Train Explodes in Lynchburg, Virginia

  LYNCHBURG, Virginia, April 30, 2014 (ENS) – A CSX train carrying crude oil derailed in downtown Lynchburg today, bursting into flames and sending a column of dense black smoke high into the afternoon sky. Oil spilled into the James...