The Week in Stories Across the Globe

Game-Changer’: Kamala Harris Makes History As Next Vice President

California Senator Kamala Harris speaks during a rally launching her presidential campaign on January 27, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by NOAH BERGER / AFP) (Photo by NOAH BERGER/AFP via Getty Images)

Harris, 56, will bring a legion of firsts to the vice presidency: A daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica, she will be the first woman, the first Black person, the first Indian American and the first Asian American to hold the office. She will also be the first graduate of a historically Black college and first member of a Black sorority to do so.

#election2020 #vicepresident #blackhistory

Letter from Africa: Why Nigerians fear social media sanctions

Social media platforms, like Twitter, played a key role in the recent #EndSars anti-police brutality protests that swept across the country for about two weeks, scenes unprecedented in Nigeria’s recent history.

#EndSARS #nigeria #policebrutalityawareness

Tropical Storm Eta Dumps Massive Rainfall On Central America

Men walk along a flooded road after the River Chirichil overflowed following heavy rains caused during the passage of Hurricane Eta in Toyos, Honduras on November 4, 2020. – Hurricane Eta slowed to tropical storm speeds on Wednesday morning even as it pummeled Nicaragua, killing two people there and one in neighboring Honduras, while unleashing fierce winds and heavy downpours. (Photo by Orlando SIERRA / AFP) (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP via Getty Images)

Tropical Storm Eta, which hit Nicaragua’s coast as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, continues dumping heavy rain on the region, washing out roads to remote communities and bringing life-threatening flash floods.

#ETA #LatinAmerica #Nature

Rivers melt Arctic ice, warming air and ocean

Rivers are just one of many heat sources now warming the Arctic Ocean. The entire Arctic system is in an extremely anomalous state as global air temperatures rise and warm Atlantic and Pacific water enters the region, decaying sea ice even in the middle of winter. All these components work together, causing positive feedback loops that speed up warming in the Arctic.

#ClimateChange #TheArctic #Science

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