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'Freak' Sandstorm Blankets Iran's Capital, Kills At Least 4

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

At least four people have been killed, and 30 others injured, in what’s being described as a “freak” sandstorm in Iran’s capital city of Tehra...

REVEALED: Surprising Physics Of Sandstorms

| Kelly Servick | Posted 08.12.2013 | Science

Midair collisions of sand particles can double the strength of a sandstorm, according to new computer simulations. The work—among the first analyses...

Climate Change and Iraq

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Denselow

A forgotten story is how the destruction and painfully slow reconstruction of the Iraq state is occurring against the backdrop of a deteriorating natural environment.

Sandstorm In Middle East May Be Largest In Modern History (PHOTO FROM SPACE)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In what is said to be the worst in recent memory, a massive week-long sandstorm descended on Iraq last week, sending hundreds of people to the hospita...