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2010: A Global Warming Wake-up Call

2010 is a year of extreme weather patterns that only prove Global Warming and could be a memorable time span in the near future.

 

 

From heat waves and forest fires in Russia, massive earthquakes in Chile and Haiti, a gigantic iceberg the size of Manhattan breaking off of a glacier in Greenland, as well as torrential rains and flooding in Pakistan, China, and North Korea, the signs of Global Warming are not just present, but obvious, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

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Earth Day: A Corporate Event

Today is Earth Day, the 24-hour period when people around the planet focus on the health of the Earth’s natural environment. But in 2010, forty years after the first Earth Day, the focus of the event and its ensuing activities have strayed from its original intent.

 

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Flights Resume after Ash Cloud Tests

A majority of European airlines began sending out flights on Wednesday, finally presenting travelers with a chance to get home. For six days, flights in Europe have been stopped completely as a shifting cloud from an erupting Icelandic volcano disrupted vision and brought dangerous levels of ash into flight routes.

 

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Navigating the Volcanic Ash Cloud

Airlines across central and northern Europe have continued to struggle with cancelled flights due to the massive cloud of volcanic ash from the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano on March 20.

 

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President Obama’s Nuclear Posture Review

President Obama announced on Monday that limits will be placed on the circumstances in which the United States will use nuclear arms in response to attacks from countries who are in compliance with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. A summit meeting to discuss the move is planned for next week.

President Obama hopes that this treaty will begin the transition to a world where nuclear arms are obsolete.

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