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Presidents Honor Disaster Volunteers as Points of Light

Presidents Honor Disaster Volunteers as Points of Light

  COLLEGE STATION, Texas, October 18, 2017 (ENS) – Five volunteers who performed outstanding work in their communities following the devastation of recent hurricanes in the Southeastern United States and in the Caribbean will receive...

 

Greenpeace Seeks Viewers’ Votes in Documentary Festival

Greenpeace Seeks Viewers’ Votes in Documentary Festival

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, October 17, 2017 (ENS) – The international nonprofit Greenpeace is running an online festival of documentaries to raise awareness of environmental issues and highlight solutions throughout the world....

 

Pope: Conflict, Climate Change Cause Worldwide Hunger

Pope: Conflict, Climate Change Cause Worldwide Hunger

  ROME, Italy, October 16, 2017 (ENS) – Pope Francis today urged governments around the world to work together to make emigration a safer and more voluntary choice, saying that food security for everyone requires tackling climate...

 

Mexico Launches Vaquita Roundup Using U.S. Dolphins

Mexico Launches Vaquita Roundup Using U.S. Dolphins

  SAN FELIPE, Mexico, October 13, 2017 (ENS) – An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe at the request of the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, and has begun a unique plan to save from extinction...

 

Obama’s Clean Power Plan on Trump Chopping Block

Obama’s Clean Power Plan on Trump Chopping Block

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is proposing to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electrical power...

 

Wild California Fires Claim 17 Lives, Blister Vineyards

Wild California Fires Claim 17 Lives, Blister Vineyards

  SACRAMENTO, California, October 10, 2017 (ENS) – At least 20,000 people have fled their homes, as 17 wildfires rage on in eight counties across northern California’s wine country. Vineyards are scorched, forests have gone...

 

Brothers in Wildlife Crime Arrested in Malawi

Brothers in Wildlife Crime Arrested in Malawi

  LILONGWE, Malawi, October 7, 2017 (ENS) – Two brothers who are among East Africa’s most wanted wildlife criminals were arrested in Malawi this week on charges of attempting to smuggle hundreds of elephant tusks, according to Interpol,...

 

Asian Songbirds Vanishing Into Cages

Asian Songbirds Vanishing Into Cages

  EMMEN, The Netherlands, October 1, 2017 (ENS) – The songbirds of Asia are disappearing from their native forests as increasingly wealthy Asians satisfy their desire to own a brilliantly colored singing bird. “The Asian songbird...

 

Zika Virus in Mice Blocked by New Drug

Zika Virus in Mice Blocked by New Drug

  ST. LOUIS, Missouri, September 27, 2017 (ENS) – An antibody that protects against the dengue virus has also proved to be effective against the Zika virus in mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

 

Chile Safeguards Ocean at S. America’s Southern Tip

Chile Safeguards Ocean at S. America’s Southern Tip

  SANTIAGO, Chile, September 25, 2017 (ENS) – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has pledged to create a new marine protected area in Admiralty Sound in Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America. The new “Multiple Use Marine and...

 

225 Die as Second Earthquake Shakes Mexico

225 Die as Second Earthquake Shakes Mexico

  MEXICO CITY, Mexico, September 20, 2017 (ENS) – A deadly earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, sending buildings crashing to the ground, killing children in their collapsing school, cracking highways, rocking the capital...

 

Zinke Would Turn U.S. Monuments Over to Commercial Use

Zinke Would Turn U.S. Monuments Over to Commercial Use

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 19, 2017 (ENS) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s review of national monuments, leaked to the media on Monday, recommends that President Donald Trump make major changes to 10 U.S. national monuments. In...

 

Removing Atrazine From Surface Water Just Got Easier

Removing Atrazine From Surface Water Just Got Easier

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, September 18, 2017 (ENS) – An international team of scientists has found an effective way of removing low concentrations of the toxic weed killer Atrazine and its by-products from surface water in agricultural...

 

Snow Leopards Not ‘Endangered’ Yet Not Out of Danger

Snow Leopards Not ‘Endangered’ Yet Not Out of Danger

  NEW YORK, New York, September 14, 2017 (ENS) – The elusive snow leopards of the high Himalayas have been listed as Endangered for the past 25 years on the authoritative Red List of Threatened Species kept by the International Union...

 

Powerful Hurricane Irma Punishes Florida

Powerful Hurricane Irma Punishes Florida

  MIAMI, Florida, September 10, 2017 (ENS) – Hurricane Irma made landfall twice in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane Sunday morning and is currently blasting up the state’s Gulf coast. Irma first touched land just after 9 am...

 

Category 5 Hurricane Irma on a Caribbean Rampage

Category 5 Hurricane Irma on a Caribbean Rampage

  MIAMI, Florida, September 6, 2017 (ENS) – Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, slammed Puerto Rico’s north shore Wednesday night after devastating several small northern Caribbean islands....

 

North Korean Nuclear Test Triggered Strong Earthquake

North Korean Nuclear Test Triggered Strong Earthquake

  TOKYO, Japan, September 3, 2017 (ENS) – A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at the surface of the Earth struck North Korea on Sunday, raising suspicions that an explosion likely caused the quake. The shaking was felt in China. Minutes...

 

Poor Families Scared of Water Scarcity

Poor Families Scared of Water Scarcity

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 1, 2017 (ENS) – Countries will have to spend US$150 billion per year to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of access to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030, finds a new report by The...

 

Harvey ‘Costliest and Worst’ Disaster in U.S. History

Harvey ‘Costliest and Worst’ Disaster in U.S. History

  HOUSTON, Texas, August 31, 2017 (ENS) – After dumping record rainfall of up to 51.88 inches on parts of the east Texas coast, claiming 29 lives and sending thousands of people into shelters or fleeing to higher ground, Hurricane...

 

Flooded Chemical Plant Near Houston Explodes

Flooded Chemical Plant Near Houston Explodes

  HOUSTON, Texas, August 31, 2017 (ENS) – Two explosions rocked a flooded chemical plant 20 miles northeast of Houston at 2 am this morning. A column of black smoke rose into the air, and the explosions set off an intense fire. More...

 
 
 
 

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