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WF-20170625-58762-ESP - Forest / Wild Fire - Spain - Europe

A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity, authorities said Sunday. The flames have advanced eastward and have entered Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994. The park, which has over 50,000 hectares (123,550 acres) of wetlands and woods, is an important stop for migratory birds from Africa and Europe and is home to a variety of animals, including the highly endangered Iberian lynx and the Iberian imperial eagle. "The fire has ......

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EH-20170625-58763-IND - Epidemic Hazard - India - Asia

More than fifty children got food poisoning in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh. Villagers said after coming from the work, a number of children complained of uneasiness and started vomiting. They said that they were shocked to see other children in the neighborhood also complained of the same. They were rushed to the hospital where children are undergoing treatment....

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HT-20170625-58764-USA - Heat Wave - USA - North-America

The Seattle area will hit around 90 on Saturday with warmer weather on the way for Sunday, according to KIRO 7 meteorologists. The heat peaks on Sunday for inland areas with many locations making it into the low to mid-90s. The Seattle area may get as high as 94 degrees. The heat comes during a busy weekend in Seattle as Pride celebrations get underway throughout the city. The temperatures may be record breaking. "The record for Seattle on Sunday is 88, set in 2006. We're going to challenge that with highs well into the 80s and even a few 90s for select locations," said KIRO 7 ......

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FR-20170625-58761-PAK - Fire - Pakistan - Asia

An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than 120 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. Rizwan Naseer, the head of the Punjab province's rescue services, said 122 people were killed and another 76 were wounded, with many suffering serious burns. The tanker flipped over on the national highway about 100km (60 miles) southwest of Multan. The tanker was driving from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial capital, when the driver lost control and crashed. Nearby ......

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BH-20170625-58760-USA - Biological Hazard - USA - North-America

As of June 14, two human cases of West Nile virus have been documented in Hamilton and Lake counties, and mosquitoes in Morgan and Tippecanoe counties have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquitoes that carry West Nile tend to shy away from light, and are active mostly at night, though they can also be out at dusk and dawn and in shady areas during the day. Any water left standing for more than one week in containers such as flower pots, fountains and pet dishes provides the ideal breeding habitat for mosquitoes. Use a recommended mosquito repellent that contains DEET while you are ......

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