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Scientists resurrect long-extinct plants

February 18, 2020 Anandita Mehta 0

Amidst global warming and climate change, the earth is losing many animal and plant species, with the United Nations reporting that more species are facing extinction today than ever before. Protecting these extinct species often comes in the form of protecting their environments and natural habitats, but scientists stumbled upon another way to revive extinct plant species — growing trees from seeds that are 2000 years old. […]

Protests over pipeline disrupt Canada

February 18, 2020 Ian Krietzberg 0

Facing the construction of a natural gas pipeline in British Columbia, members of indigenous groups and their allies have begun blockading Canadian railways to prevent construction, resulting in the suspension of passenger and commercial rails across much of the country, according to CNN. […]

USA Olympic gymnastics team members report abuse

February 4, 2020 Signal Contributor 0

Former gymnasts stepped into the national spotlight on Thursday, Jan. 30. The victims received a settlement of $215 million from U.S.A. Gymnastics for the legal claims brought forth about the sexual abuse and misconduct of former national team doctor Larry Nassar, according to The New York Times. […]

Two Dead In Houston Explosion

January 27, 2020 Ian Krietzberg 0

An explosion in an industrial building shook the city of Houston in the early hours of Friday morning, killing two workers and severely damaging more than 200 homes and businesses in a shockwave that stretched nearly 14 miles from its point of inception, according to the Houston Chronicle. […]

Trump impeachment trial progresses

January 27, 2020 Ariel Steinsaltz 0

Donald Trump’s historic Dec. 18 impeachment has moved to the Senate chambers. The official trial, which began on Jan. 21, began with a fierce debate over the rules that would govern the trial, according to the Washington Post. […]

Anti-Government protests in Beirut turn violent

January 27, 2020 Sarah Adamo 0

On Saturday Jan. 18, the Beirut demonstrations led by hundreds of anti-government protesters faced tear gas and water cannons unleashed by the Lebanese police in what is being described as the finale to a “week of rage.” This is the culmination of many months of government adversaries petitioning officials for change, according to CNN. […]

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