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Blizzard Spares New York, Buries Boston, Blows Into Canada

Blizzard Spares New York, Buries Boston, Blows Into Canada

  NEW YORK, New York, January 27, 2015 (ENS) – The powerful storm that brought heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions to the Northeast on Monday persisted Tuesday as heavy snow and blizzard conditions paralyzed travel from eastern...

 

Monster Blizzard Brings U.S. East Coast to a Standstill

Monster Blizzard Brings U.S. East Coast to a Standstill

NEW YORK, New York, January 27, 2015 (ENS) – Due to a monumental blizzard bearing down on the East Coast, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued a winter weather State of Emergency for New York City. All non-emergency vehicles were...

 

Crude Pipeline Breach Fouls Montana’s Yellowstone River

Crude Pipeline Breach Fouls Montana’s Yellowstone River

  BILLINGS, Montana, January 19, 2015 (ENS) – Warning that “the imminent threat of disaster exists,” Montana Governor Steve Bullock has declared a State of Emergency in Dawson and Richland counties after 50,000 gallons...

 

Earth’s ‘Planetary Boundaries’ Disrupted by Human Activities

Earth’s ‘Planetary Boundaries’ Disrupted by Human Activities

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 16, 2015 (ENS) – Human activities have “dangerously compromised” four of the nine processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet, warns an international team of researchers...

 

Ship Collision Spills Tonnes of Oil in Singapore Strait

Ship Collision Spills Tonnes of Oil in Singapore Strait

SINGAPORE, January 3, 2015 (ENS) – A collision Friday between an oil tanker and a bulk carrier at the eastern end of the Strait of Singapore, where it meets the South China Sea, has spilled thousands of tons of crude oil, threatening white...

 

Ebola Takes No Holiday

Ebola Takes No Holiday

  MONROVIA, Liberia, December 24, 2014 (ENS) – Christmas will be “like any other working day” for UN humanitarian worker Chris Huddart, who, like thousands across West Africa, is spending the holiday responding to the...

 

Manila Braces for Super Typhoon, One Million Evacuate

Manila Braces for Super Typhoon, One Million Evacuate

  MANILA, Philippines, December 7, 2014 (ENS) – Super Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, is expected to hit Metro Manila starting Monday evening. Packing sustained winds of more than 200 kilometers per hour (124 mph), equal to...

 

Pacific Island Countries Face El Niño Extreme Weather

Pacific Island Countries Face El Niño Extreme Weather

  BANGKOK, Thailand, November 24, 2014 (ENS) – An abnormal warming of surface ocean waters, known as the El Niño effect, forecast for the coming six months is threatening extreme weather conditions for Pacific island states’...

 

Fukushima Radioactive Cesium Found Off California Coast

Fukushima Radioactive Cesium Found Off California Coast

  WOODS HOLE, Massachusetts, November 11, 2014 (ENS) – In California waters for the first time, scientists have detected trace amounts of signature radioactive compounds from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident triggered...

 

Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses Promised by Early 2015

Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses Promised by Early 2015

  GENEVA, Switzerland, October 26, 2014 (ENS) – At a high-level emergency meeting convened by the World Health Organization on Thursday, pharmaceutical companies developing Ebola vaccines committed to accelerate production capacity...

 

Ebola Jumps Around the World

Ebola Jumps Around the World

NEW YORK, New York, October 24, 2014 (ENS) – The worst Ebola outbreak in history, which began in West Africa in March, is traveling around the world. On Thursday, a New York City emergency room doctor who worked with Ebola patients in...

 

Ebola Strikes United States

Ebola Strikes United States

  DALLAS, Texas, October 1, 2014 (ENS) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first Ebola case in the United States in a person who returned to Texas by plane after visiting the West African country of...

 

Japanese Volcano Erupts, Kills Dozens, Rescue Halted

Japanese Volcano Erupts, Kills Dozens, Rescue Halted

  TOKYO, Japan, September 29, 2014 (ENS) – At least 31 people may have lost their lives as the sudden eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan Saturday took climbers by surprise, trapping them near the summit. The volcano, Japan’s...

 

Obama Sends 3,000 Soldiers to Battle Ebola; UN Seeks $1 Billion

Obama Sends 3,000 Soldiers to Battle Ebola; UN Seeks $1 Billion

  NEW YORK, New York, September 16, 2014 – The United Nations announced today that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared,...

 

Thousands Rescued From Deadly Flash Floods in India, Pakistan

Thousands Rescued From Deadly Flash Floods in India, Pakistan

  NEW DELHI, India, September 9, 2014 (ENS) – Hundreds of people have lost their lives in the the heaviest monsoon rains to fall for 50 years in the Himalayan region of Jammu & Kashmir. Thousands are still trapped on rooftops, and...

 

WHO: Halting Ebola Will Take Six Months, $600 Million

WHO: Halting Ebola Will Take Six Months, $600 Million

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 5, 2014 (ENS) – The United Nations’ senior leadership on the Ebola virus disease say they can stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa within six to nine months, but only if a “massive”...

 

BP Found Guilty of ‘Gross Negligence’ and ‘Reckless’ Conduct

BP Found Guilty of ‘Gross Negligence’ and ‘Reckless’ Conduct

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, September 4, 2014 (ENS) – U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier today found British oil giant BP guilty of “gross negligence,” “willful misconduct” and recklessness for its role in the...

 

Icelandic Volcano Spews Fiery Lava, But No Ash

Icelandic Volcano Spews Fiery Lava, But No Ash

  REKJAVIK, Iceland, September 2, 2014 (ENS) – Air travel officials and scientists are keeping a close eye on Holuhraun, a lava field in the Icelandic Highlands, where a volcanic eruption Friday and a larger eruption Sunday has opened...

 

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...

 
 
 
 
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