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Climate Change Intensifies Despite Pandemic Lockdowns

Climate Change Intensifies Despite Pandemic Lockdowns

  GENEVA, Switzerland, September 10, 2020 (ENS) – Already at their highest levels in three million years, greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere continue to increase, lockdowns around the world to slow the spread of the pandemic...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Trump, Thunberg Clash at World Economic Forum

Trump, Thunberg Clash at World Economic Forum

  DAVOS, Switzerland, January 21, 2020 (ENS) – After a year of floods and droughts, when wildfires devastated Australia and the Amazon, and Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year,...

 
 
 
 

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