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Monthly Archives: May 2010

In early April 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, looking out over a desert that had once been the shore of a vibrant lake teeming with life, described the retreat of the Aral Sea as “One of the planet’s worst environmental disasters.”...

By Record on May 24th, 2010

After the worst oil spill since the Exxon Valdez, the first waves of a massive oil slick have hit the Gulf Coast. On April 20, an explosion and fire on the BP-operated Deepwater Horizion oil rig killed 11 workers and caused multiple leaks in...

By Record on May 10th, 2010

On April 18, 2010, celebrating the 30th anniversary of independence from Britain, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe urged an end to political violence and a focus on rebuilding the economy in a country where the UN estimates close to 95 per cent...

By Record on May 9th, 2010

The Kenyan Railway Corporation announced on March 21 that it would evict 50,000 people living illegally along its tracks. The plan, which would leave thousands homeless, was temporarily suspended on April 29. There are roughly one billion people...

By Record on May 4th, 2010