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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....

 

North Korean Nuclear Test Triggered Strong Earthquake

North Korean Nuclear Test Triggered Strong Earthquake

  TOKYO, Japan, September 3, 2017 (ENS) – A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at the surface of the Earth struck North Korea on Sunday, raising suspicions that an explosion likely caused the quake. The shaking was felt in China. Minutes...

 

Harvey ‘Costliest and Worst’ Disaster in U.S. History

Harvey ‘Costliest and Worst’ Disaster in U.S. History

  HOUSTON, Texas, August 31, 2017 (ENS) – After dumping record rainfall of up to 51.88 inches on parts of the east Texas coast, claiming 29 lives and sending thousands of people into shelters or fleeing to higher ground, Hurricane...

 

Flooded Chemical Plant Near Houston Explodes

Flooded Chemical Plant Near Houston Explodes

  HOUSTON, Texas, August 31, 2017 (ENS) – Two explosions rocked a flooded chemical plant 20 miles northeast of Houston at 2 am this morning. A column of black smoke rose into the air, and the explosions set off an intense fire. More...

 

Harvey Inundates Texas Coast, Days More Rain Forecast

Harvey Inundates Texas Coast, Days More Rain Forecast

  AUSTIN, Texas, August 27, 2017 (ENS) – Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding is inundating southeastern Texas, and flash flood emergencies are in effect as Hurricane Harvey, the strongest hurricane in more than 55 years, dumps...

 

Dangerous Hurricane Harvey Takes Aim at Texas

Dangerous Hurricane Harvey Takes Aim at Texas

  AUSTIN, Texas, August 24, 2017 (ENS) – Widespread evacuations have been ordered along the Texas Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane, Category 3 or stronger, to strike the United States in nearly 12 years....

 

Wildfire Rages on Icy Greenland’s West Coast

Wildfire Rages on Icy Greenland’s West Coast

  COPENHAGEN, Denmark, August 17, 2017 (ENS) – Greenland, the world’s largest island, known for its vast sheets of ice, is now experiencing its first large wildfire. The fire is burning along the island’s west coast about...

 
 
 
 

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