Archive for: August, 2020

Hurricane Laura Roughs Up Louisiana, Texas, Kills 18

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...

 

‘Extremely Dangerous’ Hurricane Laura Slams Gulf Coast

‘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,...

 

Michigan to Pay Flint $600 Million for Water Crisis

Michigan to Pay Flint $600 Million for Water Crisis

  FLINT, Michigan, August 23, 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...

 

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...

 

Congo Imprisons Elephant Poacher for 30 Years

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...

 

Trump Opens Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil and Gas

Trump Opens Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil and Gas

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 17, 2020 (ENS) – The Trump administration completed plans Monday to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, a move that will permit natural resource exploitation in the core of one...

 

Climate High Priority for Biden-Harris Democratic Ticket

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...

 

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

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,...

 
 
 
 

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