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Arctic sea ice drops to 2nd-lowest level on record - Seattle Post Intelligencer

August 28th, 2008, 7:14

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WASHINGTON -- More ominous signs Wednesday have scientists saying that a global warming "tipping point" in the Arctic seems to be happening before their eyes: Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is at its second-lowest level in about 30 years. The National Snow and Ice Data Center reported that sea ice in more info

In the wake of a computer failure that caused delays for 646 U.S. flights on Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration plans to upgrade its decades-old technology for flight-plan processing and potentially add a third backup system. The FAA's central system in Atlanta for handling all U.S. flight more info

DENVER - Barack Obama , the first African-American nominated by a major party for the presidency, will speak Thursday on the 45th anniversary of the historic address in which Martin Luther King delivered his vision of a color-blind society. King's "I Have a Dream" speech was a powerfully hopeful more info

Members of the anti-government People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) wave flags during a demonstration outside the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Udo Weitz/EPA Thousands of anti-government protesters in Thailand were engaged in a stand-off with security forces last night after more info

Russia's conflict with Georgia is the sign of a "weak" Russian nation, not a newly assertive one, and Moscow now has put its place in the world order at risk, the top U.S. diplomat for relations with the country said in an interview yesterday. "There is a Russia narrative that 'we were weak in the more info

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