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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,...

 

Cyclone Amphun Blasts India, Bangladesh, Killing 100+

Cyclone Amphun Blasts India, Bangladesh, Killing 100+

  DELHI, India, May 22, 2020 (ENS) – At least 102 people have lost their lives as the intense cyclone Amphan slammed into India and Bangladesh on Wednesday and Thursday, smashing thousands of homes and flooding low-lying areas with...

 

Dangerous 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

Dangerous 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, May 21, 2020 (ENS) – There is a 60 percent chance of an above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, with three to six major hurricanes, forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, announced today...

 

Global Vaccine Telethon Raises $8 Billion Without USA

Global Vaccine Telethon Raises $8 Billion Without USA

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 5, 2020 (ENS) – To battle the deadly coronavirus, six countries, the European Commission and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Monday pledged billions in new funding to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The...

 

First Invasive ‘Murder Hornets’ Found in United States

First Invasive ‘Murder Hornets’ Found in United States

  OLYMPIA, Washington, May 4, 2020 (ENS) – “Murder hornets,” known officially as Asian giant hornets, Vespa mandarinia, have made their first appearance in the United States. These giant stinging insects, the world’s...

 

Virus Warriors Get Lab Supplies, 3D Printers, Food, Shoes

Virus Warriors Get Lab Supplies, 3D Printers, Food, Shoes

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2020 (ENS) – With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide reaching 3,090,445 today and deaths amounting to 217,769 and rising, the world is still caught in the grip of this deadly virus that...

 

Global Collaboration Accelerates New COVID-19 Weapons

Global Collaboration Accelerates New COVID-19 Weapons

  GENEVA, Switzerland, April 24, 2020 (ENS) – The World Health Organization, heads of government, health officials, philanthropists, and the private sector partnered Friday in a collaboration to speed the development and production...

 

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...

 

UK Prime Minister Released from Hospital

UK Prime Minister Released from Hospital

  LONDON, UK, April 12, 2020 (ENS) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been released from St. Thomas hospital in London where he has spent the past week being treated for a case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus...

 

Virus Lockdown: Violence Behind Closed Doors

Virus Lockdown: Violence Behind Closed Doors

  NEW YORK, New York, April 9, 2020 (ENS) – “Peace is not just the absence of war. Many women under lockdown for COVID-19 face violence where they should be safest: in their own homes. Today I appeal for peace in homes around...

 

UK Prime Minister in Intensive Care With Coronavirus

UK Prime Minister in Intensive Care With Coronavirus

  LONDON, UK, April 6, 2020 (ENS) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to an intensive care unit in a London hospital Monday after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened,” the Prime Minister’s office said...

 

Race for a Virus Shield: 50 Vaccines in Development

Race for a Virus Shield: 50 Vaccines in Development

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 1, 2020 (ENS) – Vaccine researchers around the world are laser-focused on developing a vaccine to defeat COVID-19, the deadly disease caused by the novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China in December....

 

Capitol Hill Shivers as Lawmakers Test Virus Positive

Capitol Hill Shivers as Lawmakers Test Virus Positive

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 23, 2020 (ENS) – Senate Democrats voted down a $1.8 trillion coronavirus aid package Sunday evening with five Republican senators absent. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, a Republican and a medical doctor, announced...

 

COVID-19 a ‘Pandemic,’ Canada’s Prime Minister Isolated

COVID-19 a ‘Pandemic,’ Canada’s Prime Minister Isolated

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, March 12, 2020 (ENS) – The novel coronavirus called COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on Wednesday. There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, and 4,291...

 

WHO: Threat of Global Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Very Real’

WHO: Threat of Global Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Very Real’

  GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11, 2020 (ENS) – “Over the weekend we crossed 100,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in 100 countries,” World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a global media...

 

China Bans the Eating of Wild Animals

China Bans the Eating of Wild Animals

  BEIJING, China, February 24, 2020 (ENS) – China’s top legislative committee Monday approved a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed to be responsible for China’s deadly coronavirus...

 

Virus Deaths Top 1,000 As China Goes Back to Work

Virus Deaths Top 1,000 As China Goes Back to Work

  BEIJING, China, February 10, 2020 (ENS) – Chinese authorities are “carefully balancing” efforts to control the novel coronavirus epidemic and minimize its impact on the economy as millions of people headed back to work...

 

Trump’s Far-Reaching Rollbacks of Environmental Rules

Trump’s Far-Reaching Rollbacks of Environmental Rules

  NEW YORK, New York, February 3, 2020 (ENS) – New York State Attorney General Letitia James, leading a coalition of 15 state attorneys general and the City of Philadelphia, is suing the Trump Administration’s Environmental...

 

Coronavirus Declared Worldwide Public Health Emergency

Coronavirus Declared Worldwide Public Health Emergency

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 31, 2020 (ENS) – The Director-General of the World Health Organization, WHO, has declared that the outbreak of the novel Wuhan coronavirus 2019-nCoV constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International...

 

WHO, China Leaders Plan Battle Against Wuhan Virus

WHO, China Leaders Plan Battle Against Wuhan Virus

  BEIJING, China, January 29, 2020 (ENS) – Director-General of the World Health Organization, WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, met Tuesday with China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing. They shared the latest information on the...

 
 
 
 

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