Boat Explosion in New Haven Injures One, Environmental Impact Contained

New Haven, Conn.— An explosion onboard a boat in New Haven harbor on Monday evening resulted in one person being hospitalized and prompted a quick environmental response to contain a minor fuel spill. The incident, reported at around 6 p.m. near 100 S Water Street, drew immediate attention from emergency crews, including firefighters and officials from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Authorities transported one victim to the hospital following the explosion, …

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Five Arrested in Mount Parnitha Assault on Volunteers Amid Environmental Cleanup

Athens, Greece — Five young men were apprehended early Thursday by Athens police for their alleged involvement in a brutal altercation against two environmental volunteers on Mount Parnitha last month. Authorities indicated that the suspects, all in their early twenties, are now facing serious charges, including attempted murder and participating in gang activities. The incident in question transpired during the early hours of May 24, when a group of four volunteers, engaged in a conservation …

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Threats Against Environmental Journalists on the Rise: Unesco Report Findings

Washington, DC – On World Press Freedom Day 2024, a Unesco joint research study conducted over 15 years revealed alarming statistics of violence and intimidation targeting environmental journalists. The findings indicated that more than 70% of environmental journalists have encountered attacks for their work since 2009, with 749 journalists facing violence and intimidation in the last decade alone, including 44 reported murders. The research, carried out by Unesco in partnership with the International Federation of …

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Unexplained Fish Die-Offs in Philippines Ignite Concerns for Environmental Disaster

Mystifying mass fish deaths in the Philippines have raised concerns about a potential natural disaster in the region. The incidents, which occurred in the waters off Pio Duran in Albay province, have prompted worries about ecological damage and its impact on the livelihoods of local residents. The Philippine Coast Guard reported that tons of fish were found floating lifelessly in the waters, sparking fears among the local community. The cause of the mysterious mass deaths …

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Bridgeport Mayor Calls for Regulatory Reform After Explosion at Tradebe Environmental Services

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Following a recent explosion at Tradebe Environmental Services on Cross Street, Mayor Joe Ganim is pushing for regulatory reform on certain types of facilities near residential areas. The explosion, which occurred on Friday, triggered a large blast after a driver opened a valve while delivering about 4,000 gallons of “low-grade oxidizer.” It led to several smaller explosions, leaving three people injured. Two of the injured have since been released from the hospital, …

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