Chronicle news briefs

By Aimee Villalpando |staff writer|

Link Discovered Between Climate Change and Violence (10/23/14)
The National Bureau of Economic Research reviewed 55 different studies and discovered a link between the rising violence and climate change.
Researchers explained, “deviations from moderate temperatures and precipitation patterns systematically increase the risk of conflict, often substantially, with average effects that are highly statistically significant.”

Only 6 Northern White Rhinos Left in Existence (10/19/14)
Suni, a 34-year-old Northern White Rhino male, recently died from unknown causes in a wildlife conservancy in Kenya, leaving only six left.
Suni was one of two males left in the breeding program.
The conservancy commented, “the species now stands at the brink of complete extinction, a sorry testament to the greed of the human race,” according to

Acid Attacks Fuel Female Iranian Protesters (10/22/14)
This week in Iran 20,000 protesters took to the streets in response to at least 4 women being attacked with acid.
The attacks took place in Iran’s cultural capital and are believed to be a result from a new law protecting citizens who “feel compelled to correct women and men who in their view do not adhere to Iran’s strict social laws”, according to New York Times.

Rome’s Mayor Goes Against Law and Registers 16 Same-Sex Couples (10/18/14)
The mayor of Rome enlisted 16 same-sex couples’ marriages into the city’s registry on Saturday although Italy does not recognize such unions, Bloomberg reports.
Minister Angelino Alfano but continued to express his wishes of wanting to “write the future” for all relationships “based on love”, according to

New York man tested positive for Ebola (10/24/14)
A New York doctor was tested positive for Ebola after he returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea.
According to a statement from the New York health department, disease detectives are currently retracing Spencer’s steps to find anyone who had come into contact with him so that measures can be taken to contain the spread.
Spencer is currently being held in isolation at the Bellevue Hospital Center.

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