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U.S. Pivots From Nuclear Reactor Fuel to Bomb Cores

U.S. Pivots From Nuclear Reactor Fuel to Bomb Cores

  COLUMBIA, South Carolina, February 14, 2019 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy, DOE, has secretly shipped a large amount of weapons-grade plutonium from the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina to Nevada. Other than...

 

Dangerous Deep Freeze Shuts Down Much of USA

Dangerous Deep Freeze Shuts Down Much of USA

  CHICAGO, Illinois, January 30, 2019 (ENS) – One of the coldest Arctic air masses in recent memory is pushing south into the Upper Midwest and spreading across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country. The bitter cold stretches...

 

Brazilian Mine Tailings Dam Breaks, Killing Dozens

Brazilian Mine Tailings Dam Breaks, Killing Dozens

  BRUMADINHO, Brazil, January 28, 2019 (ENS) – The confirmed death toll rose to 60 on Monday, with just over 300 people still listed as missing after a mining waste dam at Vale SA’s Corrego do Feijao mine collapsed on Friday....

 

Heatwave Parches Australia, Kills Wild Horses

Heatwave Parches Australia, Kills Wild Horses

  CANBERRA, Australia, January 24, 2019 (ENS) – “What a contrast we’re seeing this week,” said Australian senior meteorologist Dr. Adam Morgan, “with record-breaking heat across southern Australia and the monsoon...

 

Deadly Tsunami Strikes Indonesia

Deadly Tsunami Strikes Indonesia

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, December 23, 2018 (ENS) – Hundreds of people lost their lives and hundreds more were injured or missing after a tsunami hit the island nation of Indonesia without warning Sunday following a volcanic eruption...

 

California: After the Fires – Rain and Mud

California: After the Fires – Rain and Mud

  SACRAMENTO, California, November 30, 2018 (ENS) – After scorching 153,336 acres in California north of Sacramento, the Camp Fire is now 100 percent contained, but not before it claimed 85 lives and injured three firefighters. Several...

 

Trump Visits California Fires: 71 Dead, 1,000+ Missing

Trump Visits California Fires: 71 Dead, 1,000+ Missing

  CHICO, California, November 17, 2018 (ENS) – “We will do everything in our power to support and protect our fellow citizens in harm’s way,” said President Donald Trump today on his way to California to view the devastating...

 

Whipped by High Winds, California Wildfires Kill 48

Whipped by High Winds, California Wildfires Kill 48

  SACRAMENTO, California, November 13, 2018 (ENS) – The Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California state history, rages on tonight, having claimed the lives of 46 people since it broke out less than a week...

 

Raging California Fires Force Thousands to Evacuate

Raging California Fires Force Thousands to Evacuate

  SACRAMENTO, California, November 9, 2018 (ENS) – California fire officials ordered the evacuation of large parts of the seaside city of Malibu this morning as a racing wildfire jumped the U.S. 101 Freeway west of Los Angeles and...

 

Hurricane Michael Death Toll Rises, Many Still Missing

Hurricane Michael Death Toll Rises, Many Still Missing

  TALLAHASSEE, Florida, October 18, 2018 (ENS) – At least 50 deaths have been blamed on Hurricane Michael, the most powerful storm ever to strike the Florida Panhandle, including 35 in the United States and 15 in Central America. In...

 

Strengthening Hurricane Michael Bears Down on Florida

Strengthening Hurricane Michael Bears Down on Florida

  MIAMI, Florida, October 9, 2018 (ENS) – Hurricane hunter aircraft flying into the swirl of Hurricane Michael report that the storm is still strengthening. As of 8 am today, Michael was a Category 2 storm, with maximum sustained...

 

Update: Indonesian Earthquake, Tsunami Kill 2,000

Update: Indonesian Earthquake, Tsunami Kill 2,000

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, October 9, 2018 (ENS) – Rescuers are still searching for bodies and survivors after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi over a week ago. Indonesian officials announced Tuesday that...

 

Florence Blows Away But Flooding Persists

Florence Blows Away But Flooding Persists

  RALEIGH, North Carolina, September 20, 2018 (ENS) – Across the Carolinas, many communities are lifting evacuation orders and cleaning up following last week’s Hurricane Florence, but North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is warning...

 

‘Angry Waters’ of Florence Aggravate Flood Risk

‘Angry Waters’ of Florence Aggravate Flood Risk

  RALEIGH, North Carolina, September 17, 2018 (ENS) – The worst of Hurricane Florence’s historic rainfall will pass out of the Carolinas today, but devastating flash flooding and river flooding can prolong the disaster for another...

 

Strong Hurricane Florence Targets U.S. Atlantic Coast

Strong Hurricane Florence Targets U.S. Atlantic Coast

  MIAMI, Florida, September 10, 2018 (ENS) – September has brought a surge in storm activity to the previously quiet Atlantic Basin. Currently, three hurricanes – Florence, Isaac, and Helene  – are swirling between the...

 

Dangerous Hurricane Lane Smashes Hawaiian Islands

Dangerous Hurricane Lane Smashes Hawaiian Islands

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, August 24, 2018 (ENS) – Hurricane Lane is swirling across the Pacific Ocean as a major Category 3 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles an hour. The National Weather Service is predicting dangerous storm...

 

Earthquakes Shake Indonesia to the Core

Earthquakes Shake Indonesia to the Core

  JAKARTA, Indonesia, August 21, 2018 (ENS) – Indonesia’s Lombok island, a popular holiday location that is home to 3.3 million people, was hit by two new quakes on Sunday, part of a series of quakes that started July 29. A...

 

California Ablaze Despite Firefighters’ Best Efforts

California Ablaze Despite Firefighters’ Best Efforts

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 11, 2018 (ENS) – California Governor Jerry Brown has issued an emergency proclamation for Lake, Mendocino and Napa counties due to the effects of the River, Ranch and Steele fires, which have destroyed...

 

Fires Sweep Europe: Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean

Fires Sweep Europe: Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 6, 2018 (ENS) – With Europe in the grip of a heatwave and with little rain to ease the drought, sunburned ground and dry vegetation are succumbing to fire. Fires have now broken out as far north as the...

 

California’s Carr Fire Claims Seventh Life

California’s Carr Fire Claims Seventh Life

  REDDING, California, August 5, 2018 (ENS) – The Carr Fire, one of the most destructive wildfires in California history, has claimed another life – bringing the death toll since July 23 to seven. A Pacific Gas and Electric...

 
 
 
 

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