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Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano is the former governor of Arizona who was chosen by President Barack Obama to become Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security in 2009. Born in New York, Napolitano was…

Arizona

(Encyclopedia) Arizona âr˝əzō´nə, state in the SW United States. It is bordered by Utah (N), New Mexico (E), Mexico (S), and, largely across the Colorado River, Nevada and California (W); it touches…

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Accidents happen, but when they destroy the delicate balance of nature or cause a large number of people to suffer, they become disasters. Here are some of…

Oil Spills

1910 March 14, Kern County, Caifornia: Called the Lakeview Gusher Number One, this hydrocarbon eruption because the largest accidental oil spill in history. It lasted 18 months and spilled 9…

Oil Spills and Disasters Timeline

The following list includes major oil spills since 1967. The circumstances surrounding the spill, amount of oil spilled, and the attendant environmental damage is also given. 1967 March 18,…

August 2005

WorldSudan Leader Killed in Crash (Aug. 1): Government confirms that John Garang, leader of the opposition Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) who was recently named vice president, had…

December 2008 Current Events

Here are the key news events of the month organized into three categories: World News, U.S. News, and Business, Society, and Science News. World | Nation | Business/Science/Society India Says…