Russia declares state of emergency over 20,000 tons of oil spilled into Arctic river

Russia declares state of emergency over 20,000 tons of oil spilled into Arctic river

A massive oil spill in Russia has prompted Vladimir Putin to declare a state of emergency, as 20,000 tons of diesel oil leaked into an Arctic river this weekend. The spill occurred when a fuel tank near Norilsk, a city in Siberia, collapsed on Friday. Officials reportedly only learned about the incident on Sunday, and … Read more Russia declares state of emergency over 20,000 tons of oil spilled into Arctic river

An asteroid as big as the Empire State Building will fly past Earth this weekend

An asteroid as big as the Empire State Building will fly past Earth this weekend

Human civilization could probably use a reset button right now, but in typical 2020 fashion, we just can’t catch a break. An Empire State Building-sized asteroid is projected to fly past Earth on June 6, but it will not be striking our planet and wiping out humanity as we know it. That’s right. We’ll still … Read more An asteroid as big as the Empire State Building will fly past Earth this weekend

The Dominican Republic will open to tourists on July 1

The Dominican Republic will open to tourists on July 1

In an effort to keep up with other Caribbean islands reopening this summer, the Dominican Republic has confirmed that its tourism industry will resume on July 1. This means the return of international flights, and restaurant and hotel reopenings. According to Dominican Today, the Dominican Republic’s reopening plan consists of four phases. The first, which … Read more The Dominican Republic will open to tourists on July 1

Huge statue of Robert E. Lee will be taken down in Richmond, VA

Huge statue of Robert E. Lee will be taken down in Richmond, VA

The George Floyd protests are causing everyone around the country to admit to the widespread racism and discrimination across the United States, and this reevaluation includes taking a good look at racist symbols sprinkled around the nation and making decisions about them. In Richmond, Virginia, a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee will be … Read more Huge statue of Robert E. Lee will be taken down in Richmond, VA

George Floyd protests prompt nationwide calls for defunding the police

George Floyd protests prompt nationwide calls for defunding the police

The murder of George Floyd at the hand of a white police officer on May 25 has sparked more than just protests and calls for shifting racial relations. It’s also prompting a movement to defund law enforcement across the US. For several years activists have been advocating for US cities and states to cut police … Read more George Floyd protests prompt nationwide calls for defunding the police

NYC Pride will host a virtual rally to protest police brutality and discrimination

NYC Pride will host a virtual rally to protest police brutality and discrimination

Pride Month will look a lot different in 2020. Instead of joyous, colorful parades across the country, there’ll be virtual events. NYC Pride, the organization in charge of Pride events in New York City, has announced that this year’s Pride Rally will be held online. In keeping with the current fervor surrounding the murder of … Read more NYC Pride will host a virtual rally to protest police brutality and discrimination

Meghan Markle tells students ‘George Floyd’s life mattered’

Meghan Markle tells students ‘George Floyd’s life mattered’

In a recent video, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle emerged from the Los Angeles hideaway where she’s been living a relatively quiet life with her family, to address the graduating class of 2020 at her alma mater, Immaculate Heart High School. Markle and her husband recently stirred up what we thought would be the biggest … Read more Meghan Markle tells students ‘George Floyd’s life mattered’

The winners of the International Photography Awards revealed, and they’re stunning

The winners of the International Photography Awards revealed, and they’re stunning

Every year, the International Photography Awards (IPA) showcase talented photographers from around the globe, delivering a collection of stunning images. The topic for this year’s single-image contest was movement. “The idea that everything moves, changes, and evolves, is such a great concept to explore through photography. It’s been inspiring to see how photographers of all … Read more The winners of the International Photography Awards revealed, and they’re stunning

Restaurants and chefs come together to feed Black Lives Matter demonstrators

Restaurants and chefs come together to feed Black Lives Matter demonstrators

In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, a black man allegedly murdered after a police officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes after arresting him for (again allegedly) using a counterfeit $20 bill, the entire country rose up to protest police brutality. These demonstrations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement … Read more Restaurants and chefs come together to feed Black Lives Matter demonstrators

‘Just Mercy’ will be free to stream this month to promote education on race issues

‘Just Mercy’ will be free to stream this month to promote education on race issues

In the wake of the George Floyd murder and the protest against police brutality, people are looking for new ways to educate themselves about race issues in the US. Warner Bros. is doing its part to make this education easier, making its 2019 civil rights drama Just Mercy free to stream on digital platforms this … Read more ‘Just Mercy’ will be free to stream this month to promote education on race issues