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Here’s what’s happening in the world

1) The police of St. Louis County requested restricted airspace in Ferguson because they wanted to prevent news helicopters from covering the situation, according to audio recordings obtained by the Associated Press. The recordings involve Federal Aviation Administration officials speaking about how the authorities in Ferguson requested specific restrictions that would still allow commercial and police aircrafts in the area, but would specifically “keep the media out.” The St. Louis County police said that the restrictions were solely for the safety of those in the town.

Police Targeted Media With No-Fly Zone Over Ferguson, Tapes Show

2) The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported that the impact of climate change and greenhouse gases on Earth’s ecosystem is likely “irreversible.” The report also said that, unless the nations of the world band together for pollution cuts, the situation will only get worse. The report said that even if the world stopped burning fossil fuels entirely, the impacts of what has already occurred will “continue for centuries.” The panel also concluded that there is a 95 percent or greater chance that humans are the main cause of global warming. 

U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming

3) Thousands of protesters gathered to rally against the nickname of the Washington National Football League team prior to the so-called Washington “Redskins” game against the Minnesota Vikings at the University of Minnesota’s stadium. The protesters chanted “Who are we? Not your Mascot!” This is the latest event in the public conflict with Native Americans; Washington owner Daniel Snyder said the name is respectful and that it honors Native Americans, and vowed never to change it.

Washington Redskins Draw Protesters in Minnesota Before Losing in Griffin’s Return

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