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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”...

 

Fish-Killing Parasite Forces Yellowstone River Closure

Fish-Killing Parasite Forces Yellowstone River Closure

  BOZEMAN, Montana, August 29, 2016 (ENS) – A fish kill caused by a microscopic parasite prompted Montana wildlife officials to shut down 175 miles of the Yellowstone River and its tributaries to recreation last week. The unprecedented...

 

Italy Mourns Hundreds of Earthquake Victims

Italy Mourns Hundreds of Earthquake Victims

  ROME, Italy, August 27, 2016 (ENS) – Today, Italians joined in a day of national mourning for victims of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday, killing 291 people. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi...

 

Fracking Near Peace River Dams Scares BC Hydro

Fracking Near Peace River Dams Scares BC Hydro

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, August 21, 2016 (ENS) – Senior BC Hydro executives have worried for years that earthquakes triggered by fracking operations in search of natural gas could damage its two big dams on the Peace...

 

NASA: July 2016 Warmest Month on Record

NASA: July 2016 Warmest Month on Record

  NEW YORK, New York, August 17, 2016 (ENS) – The month of July 2016 was the warmest July in 136 years of modern record keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute...

 

Brazil’s Amazon Hot, Dry and Ablaze

Brazil’s Amazon Hot, Dry and Ablaze

  BRASILIA, Brazil, August 10, 2016 (ENS) – Brazil’s National Space Research Institute, INPE, registered over 53,000 forest fires in the country up to Friday, and warns that the hot, dry weather may make things worse, if law...

 

Humans Overshoot Earth’s Annual Budget in Eight Months

Humans Overshoot Earth’s Annual Budget in Eight Months

  OAKLAND, California, August 8, 2016 (ENS) – At the Oakland office of the international sustainability think tank Global Footprint Network, August 8 is a special day, as it is at the GFN offices elsewhere around the world. It’s...

 

UNESCO Protects Natural Areas of World Heritage Value

UNESCO Protects Natural Areas of World Heritage Value

  ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 18, 2016 (ENS) – The World Heritage Committee has inscribed nine new natural, or mixed natural and cultural, sites on the List of World Heritage: one transnational site – in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and...

 

Dams, Logging, Poaching Threaten World Heritage

Dams, Logging, Poaching Threaten World Heritage

  ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 12, 2016 (ENS) – Of all the world’s unique natural areas threatened by logging, poaching, dam development and gillnet fishing, the International Union for Conservation of Nature is advising the UNESCO...

 

World Heritage Sites at Risk from Climate Change

World Heritage Sites at Risk from Climate Change

  PARIS, France, May 26, 2016 (ENS) – Climate change is quickly becoming one of the most challenging risks for World Heritage sites and the tourists who want to visit them, finds the report “World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing...

 

Raging Alberta Wildfires Block Oil Sands Production

Raging Alberta Wildfires Block Oil Sands Production

  EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, May 17, 2016 (ENS) – Five new wildfires started in northern Alberta over the past 24 hours, and now a total of 17 wildfires are burning, with four blazing out of control. Fire conditions remain extreme...

 

Earthquake Hits Ecuador, Kills More Than 272

Earthquake Hits Ecuador, Kills More Than 272

  QUITO, Ecuador, April 17, 2016 (ENS) – The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Saturday night off the west coast of northern Ecuador has killed at least 272 people, a death toll that will “certainly rise,” according...

 
 
 
 

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