Fossil fuel divestment movement gains momentum

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Aditya Garg, Staff Writer
May 2, 2014

Twenty-six religious institutions, 22 cities, two counties, 11 colleges and universities, 19 foundations and several other institutions have committed in some form to divest from fossil fuels. Characterized as “the fastest growing divestment movement in history” by an Oxford University study, the... Read more »

News in Brief

Rishab Revankar, World and Nation Editor
May 2, 2014

Khanaqin, Iraq: Suicide attacks shook Iraq on April 28, killing 50 people days before the national elections. The worst attack occurred in Khanaqin, north of Baghdad, when a bomber killed 30 and wounded 50 others at a Kurdish rally, Al Jazeera reports. Other attacks were tied to Sunni militants, who... Read more »

Wildfire in Valparaíso, Chile devastates homes, kills 16

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer
April 25, 2014

Tens of thousands looked on as their homes burned to the ground in Valparaíso, Chile on April 13. While Valparaíso’s residents evacuated the city, the wildfire continued to burn, killing 16 and injuring hundreds. “I had to flee when I saw the fire was coming down the hill,” said Valparaíso citizen... Read more »

Students giving to Sikkim

Nellie Vinograd, Staff Writer
April 25, 2014

Sikkim, a landlocked state in northern India, is a hotspot for a variety of reasons. Bordered on three sides by China, Bhutan and Nepal, it is a melting pot of cultures and languages and one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. However, this hotspot is also in a precarious situation. Outside... Read more »

USAS hosts community forum on working conditions

Valeria Sosa, Staff Writer
April 25, 2014

“My name is Aklima. I’m 20 years old. I’ve been working in the garment industry since I was 14.” On April 17, at the Genesis Baptist Church in Greensboro, Aklima Khanam, survivor of the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, headlined the community forum on worker safety in Bangladesh. Also present was... Read more »

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