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World's Poorest Countries

The rankings below were published in the United Nation's 2011 Human Development Report and reflect the countries with the lowest human development…

Nuclear Proliferation

—Borgna Brunner Spain. On March 11, 2004, Spain's most horrific terrorist attack occurred: 202 people were killed and 1,400 were injured in bombings at Madrid's railway station. The…

Disasters in 2007

January Jan. 1, Indonesia: Adam Air Flight KI-574, flying from Java to Manado, crashed in stormy weather and strong winds, killing all of the 102 people on board. Jan. 12, Athens, Greece: the U.S…

Ten Largest Oil Spills in the U.S.

The following table lists the largest oil spills in U.S. history. The date of the spill, circumstances surrounding the spill, and amount of oil spilled are also given. Rank Date Cause…

Ten Largest Oil Spills in the World

The following table lists the largest oil spills in the world. The date of the spill, circumstances surrounding the spill, and amount of oil spilled are also given. Rank Date Cause…

Disasters in 2008

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December January Jan. 1-4, Kenya: more than 300 people are killed and thousands of houses, farms…

Disasters in 2009

January | February | March | April | June| July | August | September | October | November | December January Jan. 9, Costa Rica: at least 20 are killed and thousands more are left homeless after…

January 2008 Disasters

Jan. 1, Indonesia: Adam Air Flight KI-574, flying from Java to Manado, crashed in stormy weather and strong winds, killing all of the 102 people…