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Today in eco-history: Andropov writes to U.S. 5th grader to ease nuclear fears

While not seen as an environmental issue at the time, nuclear weapons pose the single biggest threat to the Earth's environment, scientists warned in 2006.

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The fall of the wall — a view from Berlin

BERLIN - Moments of mass euphoria, wonderful as they are for those involved, do not always explain history. And for me, too many issues and questions remain unexplained or simply unasked.