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Environmental Advocate, Attorney Commits Suicide By Fire

Environmental Advocate, Attorney Commits Suicide By Fire

  NEW YORK, New York, April 16, 2018 (ENS) – A high-profile gay rights lawyer and environmental advocate burned himself to death in New York City on Saturday to protest the environmental destruction of global warming. The blackened...

 

UN Champions Rights of Environmental Defenders

UN Champions Rights of Environmental Defenders

  GENEVA, Switzerland, April 13, 2018 (ENS) – In every week of 2017 at least four people were killed defending their right to a clean and healthy environment. Many more were harassed, intimidated and forced from their lands. Roughly...

 

Six Dead in Worst Attack on Virunga Staff in Park History

Six Dead in Worst Attack on Virunga Staff in Park History

  VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of the Congo, April 10, 2018 (ENS) – Five Virunga National Park rangers and their driver died in an ambush Monday in the Central Sector of the park. One ranger survived and was treated...

 

Russian Hackers Target U.S. Power, Water Facilities

Russian Hackers Target U.S. Power, Water Facilities

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2018 (ENS) – Russian government hackers have been targeting U.S. government entities as well as organizations in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors...

 

Climate Change Is Increasing Avalanche Risk

Climate Change Is Increasing Avalanche Risk

  GENEVA, Switzerland, March 14, 2018 (ENS) – The impacts of climate change can be drastic in mountainous regions, where the rise in temperatures is above average, affecting both glacierized landscapes and water resources, finds a...

 

Dangerous Toy Alerts Reported Across Europe

Dangerous Toy Alerts Reported Across Europe

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 14, 2018 (ENS) – Toys and motor vehicles top the list of dangerous non-food products reported to the European Union’s Rapid Alert System, according to the European Commission’s newly released...

 

Iranian-Canadian Conservationist Dies in Iranian Jail

Iranian-Canadian Conservationist Dies in Iranian Jail

  TEHRAN, Iran, February 11,2018 (ENS) – An Iranian-Canadian academic and environmental activist imprisoned by Iranian authorities in January has died in prison, his son said Saturday on Twitter. Kavous Seyed-Emami, 63, was a founder...

 

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

Cambodian Conservationists Killed Fighting Illegal Loggers

  PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, February 1, 2018 (ENS) – Three Cambodian forest protectors connected with the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society were killed by military officers Tuesday in a wildlife sanctuary while patrolling the...

 

Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Generates Small Tsunami

Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Generates Small Tsunami

  ANCHORAGE, Alaska, January 23, 2018 (ENS) – A massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck off the Alaskan coast southeast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska at 12:31 this morning, local time. The center of the quake was located...

 

Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea

Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea

  BEIJING, China, January 17, 2018 (ENS) – An Iranian tanker carrying a full load of natural gas condensate that sank Sunday has been found on the bottom of the East China Sea, China’s Ministry of Transportation reported Wednesday....

 

Tragic Mudslides Follow California’s Worst Fire

Tragic Mudslides Follow California’s Worst Fire

  MONTECITO, California, January 12, 2018 (ENS) – First the worst fire in California history, then torrential rains, have brought down whole hillsides in Montecito, an upscale village in Santa Barbara County. It is the wealthiest...

 

Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Honduras

Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Honduras

  TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, January 10, 2018 (ENS) – A major earthquake, one of the most severe in the past 100 years, struck off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday night. The tremor was felt across much of the nation, officials said,...

 

Trump Prepares for Nuclear Weapons Production

Trump Prepares for Nuclear Weapons Production

  COLUMBIA, South Carolina, December 8, 2017 (ENS) – A leaked one-page document seen by ENS confirms that the U.S. Department of Energy is considering the use of a nuclear fuel plant at the government’s Savannah River Site in...

 

Wind-Whipped Wildfires Devastate Southern California

Wind-Whipped Wildfires Devastate Southern California

  LOS ANGELES, California, December 6, 2017 (ENS) – Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced tonight as wildfires driven by Santa Ana winds roar through the forests of southern California, devouring all homes and other structures...

 

Tanker in Shipbreaking Yard Catches Fire – Again

Tanker in Shipbreaking Yard Catches Fire – Again

  KARACHI, Pakistan, November 10, 2017 – Shipbreaking plot no. 54 in Gadani, Pakistan, was sealed off Thursday after a massive fire broke out aboard the ship ACES. No casualties were reported. This is the same floating oil production...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 
 
 
 

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