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  • Top 10 global weather events of 2010

    Top 10 global weather events of 2010

    A panel of weather and climate experts ranked the the Top 10 global weather and climate events of 2010. Voters considered the scope and unusualness of the event, its immediate human and economic impact, and whether it is emblematic of climate trends or variability. They voted during the first week of December, so the following weeks' extreme winter weather in Europe, which may have deserved a spot in the Top 10, received an honorable mention.

  • Global warming waning? Hardly. 2010 was tied as warmest year on record.

    Global warming waning? Hardly. 2010 was tied as warmest year on record.

    2010 tied as warmest year ever, NOAA climatologists say. Year's data are consistent with the notion that greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels are contributing to global warming.

  • Lunar Eclipse Monday night: Where can it be seen?

    Lunar Eclipse Monday night: Where can it be seen?

    Lunar Eclipse: Unlike a total eclipse of the sun, which is only visible to those in the path of totality, eclipses of the moon can usually be observed from one's own backyard.

  • Bolivian land reform: a country strives to sustain an 'agrarian revolution'

    Bolivian land reform: a country strives to sustain an 'agrarian revolution'

    Land reform programs have failed elsewhere in South America, but Bolivia forges ahead in hopes of helping the poor farm their way out of poverty.

  • The top 10 monkeys

    The top 10 monkeys

    December 14th is National Monkey Day, making it the perfect day to contemplate our simian relatives. And what better way to do so than by ranking them in a top 10 list? Broadly speaking, there are two types of monkeys. Old World monkeys are native to Africa and Asia, and include familiar species such as the langur, the macaque, and the baboon. New World Monkeys, which are native to Central and South America, include marmosets, capuchins, and wooly monkeys. New World monkeys are thought to have evolved from Old World monkeys after migrating from Africa to South America on a raft of vegetation during the Oligocene period, some 23 million to 34 million years ago. But whatever. We know that you're here to find out what the best kind of monkey is. Click through our top 10 list to find out.

  • Missing airplanes data has FAA forcing owners to submit information again

    Missing airplanes data has FAA forcing owners to submit information again

    Missing airplanes ownership information has the Federal Aviation Administration scrambling to get identification records updated. The missing airplanes ownership documentation could lead to criminal and national security threats.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 12/08

    Environmental activists from Greenpeace demonstrate in the water by holding images of landmarks during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico. According to the UN weather agency, 2010 is 'almost certain' to rank among the three hottest years on record, and in a report issued Tuesday, experts said glaciers in southern South America and Alaska's coastal mountains have been losing mass faster and for longer than glaciers elsewhere in the world.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Snowed in

    Summer thaw was underway on the fringe of eastern Greenland when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite passed overhead and captured this image on July 13, 2007. Inland (l.), snow and ice make a white blanket, while closer to sea (c. and r.) the annual snow has retreated from much of the rocky coastline and from the surface of some glaciers, which appear slightly gray. In the fjords, meltwater carrying finely ground sediment, crushed by the movement of glaciers over rock, colors the water turquoise.

  • Who will host the 2022 World Cup?

    Who will host the 2022 World Cup?

    The 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting rights will be decided in Zurich, Switzerland today. Here's the short list for the 2022 World Cup bid:

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Earth from above

    Europe: Man-made lights highlight particularly developed or populated areas of the Earth's surface, including the seaboards of Europe. Large cities are often located near rivers or oceans so that they can exchange goods cheaply by boat. This image is a composite of hundreds of pictures made by the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), which currently operates four satellites carrying the Operational Linescan System (OLS) in low-altitude polar orbits.