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Hurricane Laura Roughs Up Louisiana, Texas, Kills 18

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana, August 31, 2020 (ENS) – One of the 10 strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States, Hurricane Laura struck Louisiana in the middle of the night of August 26-27. Sustained winds of 150 mph ripped off roofs, knocked over trailer homes, and toppled trees and power lines. […]

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‘Extremely Dangerous’ Hurricane Laura Slams Gulf Coast

MIAMI, Florida, August 26, 2020 (ENS) – “Catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds and flash flooding” are expected along the northwest Gulf Coast tonight as Laura, an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane, blows inland, with landfall forecast overnight near the Louisiana-Texas border. […]

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Michigan to Pay Flint $600 Million for Water Crisis

FLINT, Michigan, August 22, 2020 (ENS) – The State of Michigan has agreed to a $600 million settlement of civil lawsuits brought against the state by residents of the city of Flint after the source of the city’s water supply was switched from clean Lake Huron to the tainted Flint River on April 25, 2014. The majority of the money will be going to settle claims filed on behalf of children exposed to toxics… […]

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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. The fires in the Bay Area and around Northern California have forced at least 77,000 evacuations and claimed five lives. And the flames have reached through protected groves of some of the oldest and largest trees on Earth – California’s coastal redwoods. […]

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Congo Imprisons Elephant Poacher for 30 Years

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, August 22, 2020 (ENS) – A criminal court in the Republic of Congo has sentenced a notorious poacher and ivory trafficker, Mobanza Mobembo Gérard, alias Guyvanho, to 30 years in prison for the attempted murder of park rangers, trafficking of ivory from poached elephants, possession of military weapons, and other charges. […]

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Climate High Priority for Biden-Harris Democratic Ticket

WILMINGTON, Delaware, August 14, 2020 (ENS) – In their first campaign appearance together as running mates, Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for President, and his newly announced vice presidential choice, Senator Kamala Harris, both mentioned their climate plan. It would invest $2 trillion over four years in clean energy and environmental justice. […]

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Tropical Storm Isaias Brings Death to U.S. East Coast

NEW YORK, New York, August 4, 2020 (ENS) – Tropical Storm Isaias is racing north-northeastward across eastern New York near the state’s capital city Albany, carrying strong gusty winds, heavy rainfall and the threat of tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service. […]