Top 10 flight disruptions of the century (so far)
There's more to airport angst than the inevitable storms that roil runways each March. Labour disputes like the looming Air Canada strike, terrorist attacks, volcanic eruptions — the rate of cancelled flights has never been higher than over the past decade. So hang on tight to your lucky rabbit's foot, keep your smartphone tuned to the news and weather report, and check out the 21st century's 10 worst cases of flier fatigue (so far). At least you'll feel better knowing these unpleasant episodes are behind us.
In Iowa, Christina Dreier and her husband often must choose between paying bills and buying enough food for their family. Food stamps and the local foo... More In Iowa, Christina Dreier and her husband often must choose between paying bills and buying enough food for their family. Food stamps and the local food pantry provide some relief, but sometimes the Dreiers' best efforts aren't enough. They are among millions of Americans who struggle with hunger, and those numbers are on the rise. Read more about hunger in the United States online in National Geographic magazine: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/hunger/ By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com.
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