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|April 15, 2019
Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, one of France’s most visited places. Flames burst through the roof of the centuries-old cathedral and quickly engulfed the spire, which collapsed. A huge plume of smoke wafted across the city and ash fell over a large area. Firefighters cleared the area around the cathedral, which marks the very center of Paris. Buildings around it were evacuated. Notre-Dame was in the midst of renovations, with some sections under scaffolding, and bronze statues were removed last week for work.
Also, Atlanta’s green energy plan, approved by the City Council in March, aims to get the city to 100% green in 16 years.
And the Swiss government recently announced that it will no longer stockpile coffee beans in its emergency reserves, arguing that coffee isn’t essential to life.
— Anna Pratt, The Scan editor
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