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Iraq hit by another sandstorm, Baghdad airport closes airspace

Airports in Baghdad and other major Iraqi cities closed Monday May 16 as a massive sandstorm tore across the country. The frequency of these storms, which blanket everything in a reddish-brown haze of sand and dust, has been increasing: this is the eighth one since the past month alone. Scientists blame droughts, heat, and soil degradation linked to global warming. Click below for an article from Aljazeera.


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Madame Marie Curie (1867 - 1934) Chemist & physicist. French, born Polish.

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