Topic: Union Carbide Corporation

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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/27

    Members of the Vienna State Opera Ballet (Wiener Staatsopernballett) perform on stage during a dress rehearsal of Nureyev Gala at the State Opera in Vienna, Austria. The Ballet will premiere on June 28, 2011.

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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/27

    Members of the Vienna State Opera Ballet (Wiener Staatsopernballett) perform on stage during a dress rehearsal of Nureyev Gala at the State Opera in Vienna, Austria. The Ballet will premiere on June 28, 2011.

  • Fear of Japan's nuclear crisis far exceeds actual risks, say scientists

    Fear of Japan's nuclear crisis far exceeds actual risks, say scientists

    Pop culture has long helped fuel an irrational fear of radiation, and dire warnings about Japan's embattled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are likely overblown, scientists say.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 11/08

    Venezuelan indigenous people protest in Caracas, demanding that President Hugo Chavez move ahead with demarcating and recognizing their traditional lands.

  • In Pictures Obama's Asia trip

    President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta on Nov. 10. President Obama was given an enthusiastic welcome at one of Indonesia's largest universities, where he charmed the audience with local lingo and a message of reform.

  • In Pictures Companies that have paid big for environmental disasters

    TVA Kingston Fossil Plant (coal fly ash pond)-Dec. 22, 2008: Ash dike ruptured at a waste containment area in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, Tenn., releasing 1.1 billion gallons of toxic coal fly ash slurry, the largest such release in U.S. history, which spilled into the Emory River. Estimated costs to clean are $525 million-$825 million, as cleanup is ongoing. (Source: TVA, EPA)

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/10

    Young students take part in 'Poorna Bhujangasana,' a form of yoga that increases spine flexibility, at a yoga camp in Chandigarh, India, on Thursday.

  • Indians outraged by Bhopal gas verdict prepare counterpunch

    Indians outraged by Bhopal gas verdict prepare counterpunch

    Activists vowed to appeal a court decision Monday that issued seemingly light sentences over the infamous 1984 Bhopal gas leak, which killed 15,000 people. Opposition politicians threatened to stymie a key nuclear deal with the US.

  • Bhopal gas trial convicts eight in India, but disappoints activists

    Bhopal gas trial convicts eight in India, but disappoints activists

    An Indian court convicted eight officials of Union Carbide India Ltd on Monday for the 1984 Bhopal gas leak that killed 15,000 people, in one of the world's worst industrial disasters. But activists say the sentence – up to two years in prison and $2,000 in fines – falls short of the crime.

  • In Pictures Big Environmental Disasters

    The Dust Bowl. During the 1930s, a period of severe dust storms engulfed the American and Canadian prairie lands. The cause: a severe drought coupled with decades of land misuse that left topsoil susceptible to the wind. The so called "black blizzards" forced hundreds of thousands of people in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Minnesota to abandon their farms, exacerbating the dire economic conditions of the Great Depression. This image shows a dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas, on April 18, 1935.

  • Six Picks: Recommendations from the Monitor staff

    Six Picks: Recommendations from the Monitor staff

    Vince Guaraldi in his essence, 'Life on Mars' TV series now on DVD, creativity at its best in '500 Tables, and more.