- Making News: Chaos in Iraq --UN Temporarily Pulling Out
Secretary General says the violence in Iraq has entered a "new phase," and he's pulling remaining United Nations personnel out of Baghdad. Meantime, Iraq was hit by a string of explosions. Simon Robinson follows the development in Iraq as correspondent for the Times Magazine.
- Reporter's Notebook: American Urbanites Re-Colonizing Rural Landscapes
California's raging fires illuminate an international issue: the interface between urban centers and wild lands. California's wildfires have taken 20 lives, scarred hundreds of thousands of acres and burned up 2400 homes. This week's devastating fires are not destroying California's major cities, but the sprawling suburbs the developments that are springing up further and further away from the urban centers. Stephen Pyne, professor at Arizone State University, has written many books on environmental history and history of fire.
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