Articles by Charles J. Hanley



Equatorial Glaciers Are Quickly Melting Away

  • 18 December 06
  • The Associated Press
Rivers of ice at the Equator -- foretold in the 2nd century, found in the 19th -- are now melting away in this new century, returning to the realm of lore and fading photographs.

U.S., Russia Quietly Testing Dirty Bombs

  • 17 March 03
  • The Associated Press
U.S. and Russian experts are experimenting with simulated ""dirty bombs"" to see how such radiation weapons and potential terrorist tools might work.

Blix, ElBaradei Call 2-Day Talks 'Useful'

  • 10 February 03
  • The Associated Press
The chief United Nations arms inspectors resumed talks with Iraqi officials Sunday after a ""useful"" day on which the Baghdad government delivered documents apparently intended to answer some questions about old chemical and biological weapons.

Iraq Hands Weapons Report to United Nations

  • 09 December 02
  • The Associated Press
The Iraqi government, denying it has prohibited weapons, handed over to the United Nations on Saturday its long-awaited declaration on chemical, biological and nuclear programs.

Inspectors Hunt for Bio Weapons

  • 02 December 02
  • The Associated Press
International weapons monitors inspected an idle air field north of Baghdad where Iraq once tested devices that can spray deadly microbes, while allied aircraft firing was reported in southern Iraq on Sunday.

UN Weapons Experts Fly In for Iraq Mission

  • 26 November 02
  • The Associated Press
The first team of UN inspectors landed in Iraq on Monday afternoon to take up the hunt for chemical, biological or nuclear arms programs.

Institute Loses Enriched Uranium

  • 02 July 02
  • The Associated Press
International inspectors are puzzled over how bomb-grade uranium vanished from a former Soviet institute.

U.S. Billions Begin to Corral Russia's Loose Nukes

  • 02 July 02
  • The Associated Press
In islands of secrecy across Russia billions of U.S. dollars are at work to foil nuclear thieves.

Evidence Hints Taliban Wasn't So Nuclear Savvy

  • 02 July 02
  • The Associated Press
With 10 capsules of ""uranium"" stuffed into a sock, Taliban officials once drove off in search of buyers or ideas for what to do with the smuggled material.

Teams Search Georgia for Nuclear Material

  • 02 July 02
  • The Associated Press
International search teams have been scouring the mountains of Georgia for ""orphan"" radioactive sources.

U.S. Trainers Start Georgia Stint

  • 20 May 02
  • The Associated Press
A first contingent of 50 U.S. Army trainers landed in Georgia on Sunday to begin a two-year job of upgrading a tiny, poorly financed Georgian military.

Worldwide, Intents of Anti-Terror Questioned

  • 15 January 02
  • The Associated Press
In parliament chambers and cabinet rooms around the globe, the fears and suspicions of a world on edge are fast translating into the cold legal language of police power.

Delegates Await U.S. Plan on Warming

Earth Summit Leaders Struggle for Consensus

UN Projects World Growth Slowing

Island States Plead for Aid At UN Earth Conference

UN Earth Summit: Situation Worsened

Linguists Fight for New Guinea's 1,300 Tongues

World Chiefs Back Extension of NPT

Contraband Weapons: Russia's Growth Trade