2010: The Year in Environmental Disasters (Slideshow)


Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

We wish we could say the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the only horrific environmental disaster this year.

From red toxic sludge spewing through Hungary to floods in Pakistan and heatwaves in Russia, 2010 was a year of record-setting natural disasters -- all of which were exacerbated by climate change.

As part of our Year in Review Series, here's a sobering look back at the year's worst environmental catastrophes.

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Tags: Global Climate Change | Global Warming Effects