Kaisly Moreno

Kaisly Moreno

Amazon Forest Continues to Burn

Typically in Brazil, fires usually increase in August and September. Usually these fires are started when ranchers clear the trees in order to create more farmland. After clearing the land of trees, the land is then burned.  Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsanoro, is known to be in support of clearing trees in the Amazon in order …

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Two Meat Packing Plants Fined for Failing to Protect Their Employees

Smithfield’s food plant in South Dakota and JBS plant in Colorado were both fined by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failing to provide a “[workplace] free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were working in close proximity to each …

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Death Valley Sets Record for One of the Hottest Temperatures Recorded on Earth

Scorching heatwaves in the Western United States, an increasingly common occurrence in recent decades due to climate change, has caused extreme temperatures in the region in past weeks. On August 16, the town of Furnace Creek in Death Valley recorded a record temperature of 130°F (54°C). Heat records in the West usually fall in July, …

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Protests Erupt in Beirut Following Explosion in Lebanon

    Following the explosion in Lebanon many protests have erupted in response to what protesters and critics see as,” …corruption and poor leadership at the heart of Lebanon’s government for the explosion.” The explosion was at first thought to be caused by fireworks but Lebanese security chief believes stored combustibles are responsible for the massive explosion. …

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