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Wildfire Rages on Icy Greenland’s West Coast

Wildfire Rages on Icy Greenland’s West Coast

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, August 17, 2017 (ENS) – Greenland, the world’s largest island, known for its vast sheets of ice, is now experiencing its first large wildfire. The fire is burning along the island’s west coast about...

 

British Columbia Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee

British Columbia Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee

  VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada, August 7, 2017 (ENS) – Hot and dry, the interior of British Columbia is ablaze with wildfires that have driven tens of thousands of residents from their homes and filled the skies over the province...

 

‘Exceptional Global Warmth’ Triggers Wildfires, Floods

‘Exceptional Global Warmth’ Triggers Wildfires, Floods

  GENEVA, Switzerland, July 26, 2017 (ENS) – Wildfires in southeastern France forced the evacuation of 10,000 people overnight, French officials have confirmed. Overall, more than 4,000 firefighters and troops supported by water bombers...

 

Nuclear Disarmament Treaty Adopted Without Nuclear States

Nuclear Disarmament Treaty Adopted Without Nuclear States

  NEW YORK, New York, July 7, 2017 (ENS) – Despite the absence of all nine nuclear-weapons states, countries meeting at a United Nations conference in New York Friday adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first...

 

Struggling U.S. National Parks Flooded With Visitors

Struggling U.S. National Parks Flooded With Visitors

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 3, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. national parks are experiencing some of the heaviest traffic of the year this Independence Day weekend, as millions of visitors stream into the country’s 59 parks to explore the 52.2...

 

Up to Four Major Atlantic Hurricanes Forecast for 2017

Up to Four Major Atlantic Hurricanes Forecast for 2017

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, June 10, 2017 (ENS) – The Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea could experience another above-normal hurricane season this year, according to forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center in College Park. Last...

 

Trump’s 2018 Budget Would ‘Devastate’ Environment

Trump’s 2018 Budget Would ‘Devastate’ Environment

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget request to Congress, released in detail Tuesday, has Americans who care about the environment and public health up in arms. The...

 

Feared Pebble Mine Again Threatens Bristol Bay Salmon

Feared Pebble Mine Again Threatens Bristol Bay Salmon

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 12, 2017 (ENS) – The Trump administration has undone President Barack Obama’s protection for Bristol Bay, Alaska, which hosts the world largest sockeye salmon run, by allowing a Canadian...

 

Hanford Tunnel Collapses, No Radiation Released

Hanford Tunnel Collapses, No Radiation Released

  RICHLAND, Washington, May 9, 2017 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office declared an emergency at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation at 8:30 this morning after a cave-in of a 20-foot section of a tunnel hundreds...

 

Fire Near Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Plant Extinguished

Fire Near Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Plant Extinguished

  TOKYO, Japan, May 9, 2017 (ENS) – Firefighters have been battling a wildfire in an area contaminated with radiation near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that melted down after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the northeast...

 

Renowned Conservationist Kuki Gallmann Shot in Kenya

Renowned Conservationist Kuki Gallmann Shot in Kenya

  NAIROBI, Kenya, April 24, 2017 (ENS) – Conservationist and author Kuki Gallmann, 73, was shot and wounded on Sunday morning in Kenya as she was inspecting damage committed by arsonists to her property, an expansive conservation...

 

Killer Colombia Mudslide a Climate Change Wakeup Call

Killer Colombia Mudslide a Climate Change Wakeup Call

  MOCOA, Colombia, April 4, 2017 (ENS) – Torrential rains caused three rivers to burst their banks in the Colombian city of Mocoa early Saturday morning sending water and debris crashing into homes. The flooding and mudslides have...

 

Nuclear Nations Boycott Weapons Ban Treaty Talks

Nuclear Nations Boycott Weapons Ban Treaty Talks

  NEW YORK, New York, March 29, 2017 (ENS) – Nuclear powers, including the United States, Britain and France are among nearly 40 countries boycotting the first UN conference in more than 20 years on a global nuclear weapons ban treaty...

 

Israeli Illegal Pesticides Poison Occupied West Bank

Israeli Illegal Pesticides Poison Occupied West Bank

  AMMAN, Jordan, February 20, 2017 (ENS) – The illegal trade and the manufacture and use of toxic pesticides in Israeli illegal settlements, result in human rights violations and contribute to the food insecurity in the Occupied West...

 

Fresh Storms Could Reactivate Oroville Dam Crisis

Fresh Storms Could Reactivate Oroville Dam Crisis

  OROVILLE, California, February 19, 2017 (ENS) – The emergency at California’s Oroville Dam appears to be over for the moment, although during the next few days severe weather is expected to hit the area at the western edge...

 

‘Extreme Peril’ at California’s Lake Oroville Dam

‘Extreme Peril’ at California’s Lake Oroville Dam

  SACRAMENTO, California, February 13, 2017 (ENS) – More than 180,000 people near Lake Oroville in Butte County, California were evacuated from their homes Sunday as officials warned the auxiliary emergency spillway at Lake Oroville...

 

‘Extreme’ Chilean Wildfires Worst in Decades

‘Extreme’ Chilean Wildfires Worst in Decades

  SANTIAGO, Chile, February 6, 2017 (ENS) – In Chile’s worst fire disaster in 50 years, the South American country has lost over half a million hectares to more than 100 wildfires that first flared up in mid-January. The blazes...

 

Wetlands Protected Worldwide to Reduce Disaster Risks

Wetlands Protected Worldwide to Reduce Disaster Risks

  GLAND, Switzerland, February 2, 2017 (ENS) – Ten new Wetlands of International Importance in five countries have been designated to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2017, observed every year on February 2. World Wetlands Day marks the...

 

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Erodes Louisiana Shoreline

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Erodes Louisiana Shoreline

  PASADENA, California, January 30, 2017 (ENS) – “Dramatic, widespread shoreline loss” is what government scientists call the pattern revealed in new NASA/U.S. Geological Survey annual maps of the Louisiana marshlands...

 

Trump Resistance Movement Builds on Millions of Marchers

Trump Resistance Movement Builds on Millions of Marchers

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – More than one million people took part in women’s marches in Washington, DC, New York and dozens of other cities across the country Saturday on President Donald Trump’s first...

 
 
 
 

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