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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...

 

Environmental Crime Threatens Global Peace, Security

Environmental Crime Threatens Global Peace, Security

  LYON, France, December 30, 2016 (ENS) – Environmental crime is a national priority for at least 80 percent of countries, with the majority reporting new and more sophisticated criminal activities that increasingly threaten peace...

 

Deadly Indonesian Earthquake Displaces Thousands

Deadly Indonesian Earthquake Displaces Thousands

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, December 12, 2016 (ENS) – While most people were asleep, a shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck Indonesia’s Aceh Province in Northwest Sumatra at 5:03 am local time on December 7, leaving more than 100...

 

Double Jeopardy: Hurricane, Quake Hit Central America

Double Jeopardy: Hurricane, Quake Hit Central America

  MANAGUA, Nicaragua, November 26, 2016 (ENS) – Thousands of people living along Nicaragua’s coastal areas were forced to evacuate after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake jolted El Salvador and Nicaragua, just an hour after a powerful...

 

Police Crack Down on Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

Police Crack Down on Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

  MANDAN, North Dakota, November 20, 2016 (ENS) – North Dakota police and Morton County sheriffs are dealing tonight with what they are calling “an ongoing riot” in connection with the Dakota Access Pipeline. Authorities...

 

Earthquake Rattles New Zealand, Evacuees Flee Tsunami

Earthquake Rattles New Zealand, Evacuees Flee Tsunami

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, November 14, 2016 (ENS) – A severe earthquake struck just after three o’clock Monday morning local time near New Zealand’s South Island. The strong, long-rolling quake was felt across the South...

 

Mosul Battle Triggers Environmental Damage

Mosul Battle Triggers Environmental Damage

  NAIROBI, Kenya, November 3, 2016 (ENS) – Civilians in Northern Iraq are suffering suffocation and respiratory illnesses due to what appears to be a scorched-earth policy employed by retreating ISIL militants following the launch...

 

21 ShipBreaking Workers Die in Pakistan Explosion

21 ShipBreaking Workers Die in Pakistan Explosion

  KARACHI, Pakistan, November 2, 2016 (ENS) – At least 21 shipbreaking workers died Tuesday and many more are injured and missing after gas cylinders exploded onboard an oil production tanker beached for scrapping at Gadani, on the...

 

U.S. Antarctic Program Scientist Dies in Snowmobile Fall

U.S. Antarctic Program Scientist Dies in Snowmobile Fall

  ARLINGTON, Virginia, October 25, 2016 (ENS) – A Scottish glaciologist with the U.S. Antarctic Program was fatally injured Saturday when the snowmobile he was riding fell into a deep crack in an ice sheet, called a crevasse. Dr....

 

Deadly Hurricane Matthew Batters Florida, Carolinas

Deadly Hurricane Matthew Batters Florida, Carolinas

  MIAMI, Florida, October 8, 2016 (ENS) – Residents and emergency workers along Florida’s northeast coast took a deep breath Saturday morning as Hurricane Matthew moved north and east, leaving four people dead, flooding streets...

 

Dangerous Hurricane Aims for Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica

Dangerous Hurricane Aims for Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica

  MIAMI, Florida, October 3, 2016 (ENS) – Hurricane Matthew, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history, pounded coastal Colombia and is now storming north across the Caribbean headed for Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba. The...

 

UN Forces Rescue Hundreds from DRC National Park

UN Forces Rescue Hundreds from DRC National Park

  KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, September 12, 2016 (ENS) – Acting on humanitarian grounds at the request of the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations mission in the country has “extracted”...

 
 
 
 

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