New UN report offers stark warning on climate change

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Landon Fried, Staff Writer
November 14, 2014

According to a new report from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world faces irreversible damages from global warming caused by human activity. “Continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and long-lasting changes in all components of the climate system,... Read more »

White rhino population continues to fall with recent death


Nicole Zelniker, Senior Writer
November 14, 2014

Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya, last hope to many endangered species, suffered a loss this past October with the death of the northern white rhino Suni. Suni’s death leaves six northern white rhinos in existence. The species is now critically endangered. “They were killed in the Garamba National... Read more »

News in Brief: November 14, 2014

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor
November 14, 2014

Moscow, Russia: The Russian capital was shrouded in noxious fumes Monday, and the government has encouraged some residents to stay indoors, according to the BBC. The gas, which smells like rotten eggs, is reportedly hydrogen sulphide. This highly toxic substance can lead to headaches and nausea at even... Read more »

Blackwater employees convicted, company thrives

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Nicole Zelniker, Senior Writer
November 7, 2014

Fourteen dead. Seventeen to 20 wounded. Five on trial. On Sept. 16, 2007, contractors for the private company Blackwater opened fire in Nisour  Iraq, killing both civilians and U.S.-Iraq relations. “My teammate’s been firing wildly, and I don’t want these kids to get shot,” said turret gunner... Read more »

North Carolina compensates victims of eugenic sterilization

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Lily Lou, Staff Writer
November 7, 2014

Elaine Riddick was raped at age 13.  After giving birth to her son at age 14, in 1968, she was sterilized without her consent. She was only one of 7,600 people forcibly sterilized by the Eugenics Board of North Carolina who the state deemed unfit to have children. Forced sterilization occurred in 32... Read more »

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