The USSR tests its first fusion weapon, and the Northern Spotted Owl still needs protection.
Thu, Nov 22 2012 at 5:00 AM
Nov. 22, 1955:
Soviet Physicist Andrei Sakharov leads the development of the USSR’s first fusion weapon,
successfully tested with a yield of 1.6 megatons.
Nov. 22, 2004:
Completing a five-year review against a backdrop of political controversy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that the Northern Spotted Owl
(at right) still deserves protection as a threatened species.
Nov. 22, 2009:
Twenty years after his entry into activism to protect the Amazon, rock star Sting tours Brazil
to raise concerns about proposed hydroelectric dams in the Brazilian rainforest.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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