Smog New York CityNov. 27, 1966:  New York City is enveloped in smog, resulting in hundreds of hospitalizations. At right, smog covers the city in 1998.

Nov. 27, 2005:  The northern Chinese city of Harbin re-opens its water supply for the first time in five days.  On November 13, a chemical spill upstream had dropped100 tons of carcinogenic benzene into the Songhua River.

Nov. 27, 2009:  The investigation deepens into the theft of thousands of emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Center.   Hackers apparently had access to the emails, which contain catty, less-than-scientific discussion between scientists, for over a month.

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This feature is compiled by Peter Dykstra, an MNN contributor and publisher of Environmental Health News and The Daily Climate.