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Zeta Strikes Louisiana, Fifth Hurricane This Season

Zeta Strikes Louisiana, Fifth Hurricane This Season

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, October 28, 2020 (ENS) – Hurricane Zeta has just made landfall as a 110 mile per hour, Category 2 hurricane near Cocodrie, Louisiana, a fishing, shrimping and crabbing village in Terrebonne Parish, due south...

 

Rampaging Fires Send U.S. Western Forests Up in Smoke

Rampaging Fires Send U.S. Western Forests Up in Smoke

  EUGENE, Oregon, September 8, 2020 (ENS) – Smoke filled the air in this university city on Tuesday, turning the sky orange and the sun red, as it did across much of the U.S. West. Thousands of firefighters are battling raging wildfires...

 

Hurricane Laura Roughs Up Louisiana, Texas, Kills 18

Hurricane Laura Roughs Up Louisiana, Texas, Kills 18

  LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana, August 31, 2020 (ENS) – One of the 10 strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States, Hurricane Laura struck Louisiana in the middle of the night of August 26-27. Sustained winds of 150...

 

‘Extremely Dangerous’ Hurricane Laura Slams Gulf Coast

‘Extremely Dangerous’ Hurricane Laura Slams Gulf Coast

  MIAMI, Florida, August 26, 2020 (ENS) – “Catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds and flash flooding” are expected along the northwest Gulf Coast tonight as Laura, an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane,...

 

Deadly California Fires Roar Through Ancient Redwoods

Deadly California Fires Roar Through Ancient Redwoods

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 23, 2020 (ENS) – First came the heatwave, then thousands of lightning strikes, now hundreds of fires. After more than 10,000 lightning strikes in 72 hours, more than 600 wildfires erupted across...

 

Tropical Storm Isaias Brings Death to U.S. East Coast

Tropical Storm Isaias Brings Death to U.S. East Coast

  NEW YORK, New York, August 4, 2020 (ENS) – Tropical Storm Isaias is racing north-northeastward across eastern New York near the state’s capital city Albany, carrying strong gusty winds, heavy rainfall and the threat of tornadoes,...

 

Cyclone Amphun Blasts India, Bangladesh, Killing 100+

Cyclone Amphun Blasts India, Bangladesh, Killing 100+

  DELHI, India, May 22, 2020 (ENS) – At least 102 people have lost their lives as the intense cyclone Amphan slammed into India and Bangladesh on Wednesday and Thursday, smashing thousands of homes and flooding low-lying areas with...

 

Dangerous 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

Dangerous 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, May 21, 2020 (ENS) – There is a 60 percent chance of an above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, with three to six major hurricanes, forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, announced today...

 

Global Vaccine Telethon Raises $8 Billion Without USA

Global Vaccine Telethon Raises $8 Billion Without USA

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 5, 2020 (ENS) – To battle the deadly coronavirus, six countries, the European Commission and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Monday pledged billions in new funding to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The...

 

First Invasive ‘Murder Hornets’ Found in United States

First Invasive ‘Murder Hornets’ Found in United States

  OLYMPIA, Washington, May 4, 2020 (ENS) – “Murder hornets,” known officially as Asian giant hornets, Vespa mandarinia, have made their first appearance in the United States. These giant stinging insects, the world’s...

 

Virus Warriors Get Lab Supplies, 3D Printers, Food, Shoes

Virus Warriors Get Lab Supplies, 3D Printers, Food, Shoes

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2020 (ENS) – With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide reaching 3,090,445 today and deaths amounting to 217,769 and rising, the world is still caught in the grip of this deadly virus that...

 

Global Collaboration Accelerates New COVID-19 Weapons

Global Collaboration Accelerates New COVID-19 Weapons

  GENEVA, Switzerland, April 24, 2020 (ENS) – The World Health Organization, heads of government, health officials, philanthropists, and the private sector partnered Friday in a collaboration to speed the development and production...

 

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Fires Spreading Radioactivity

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Fires Spreading Radioactivity

  KYIV, Ukraine, April 18, 2020 (ENS) – A huge forest fire in Ukraine that blazed for more than 10 days came within one kilometer (.6 miles) of the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant and poses a continuing radiation risk, Greenpeace...

 

UK Prime Minister Released from Hospital

UK Prime Minister Released from Hospital

  LONDON, UK, April 12, 2020 (ENS) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been released from St. Thomas hospital in London where he has spent the past week being treated for a case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus...

 

Virus Lockdown: Violence Behind Closed Doors

Virus Lockdown: Violence Behind Closed Doors

  NEW YORK, New York, April 9, 2020 (ENS) – “Peace is not just the absence of war. Many women under lockdown for COVID-19 face violence where they should be safest: in their own homes. Today I appeal for peace in homes around...

 

UK Prime Minister in Intensive Care With Coronavirus

UK Prime Minister in Intensive Care With Coronavirus

  LONDON, UK, April 6, 2020 (ENS) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to an intensive care unit in a London hospital Monday after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened,” the Prime Minister’s office said...

 

Race for a Virus Shield: 50 Vaccines in Development

Race for a Virus Shield: 50 Vaccines in Development

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 1, 2020 (ENS) – Vaccine researchers around the world are laser-focused on developing a vaccine to defeat COVID-19, the deadly disease caused by the novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China in December....

 

Capitol Hill Shivers as Lawmakers Test Virus Positive

Capitol Hill Shivers as Lawmakers Test Virus Positive

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 23, 2020 (ENS) – Senate Democrats voted down a $1.8 trillion coronavirus aid package Sunday evening with five Republican senators absent. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, a Republican and a medical doctor, announced...

 

COVID-19 a ‘Pandemic,’ Canada’s Prime Minister Isolated

COVID-19 a ‘Pandemic,’ Canada’s Prime Minister Isolated

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, March 12, 2020 (ENS) – The novel coronavirus called COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on Wednesday. There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, and 4,291...

 

WHO: Threat of Global Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Very Real’

WHO: Threat of Global Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Very Real’

  GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11, 2020 (ENS) – “Over the weekend we crossed 100,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in 100 countries,” World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a global media...

 
 
 
 

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