Study: Arctic temperatures warmest in more than 44,000 years

Study: Arctic temperatures warmest in more than 44,000 years

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Geologists say a study of temperatures in the Canadian arctic shows the last 100 years were warmer than any other century in at least the past 44,000 years.

Little Ice Age subject of study

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A Little Ice Age from the Middle Ages into the late 19th century had a volcanic beginning that affected sea ice in the North Atlantic, U.S. researchers say.

Study: Baffin Island ice cap is shrinking

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. study shows ice caps on the northern plateau of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic have shrunk by more than 50 percent since the 1950s.

Poll: NYC mayor riding high

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Bloomberg's approval rating is higher than when he was enjoying his political honeymoon after being elected.

Fire blamed for animal extinction

BOULDER, Colo., July 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist says Australia's earliest settlers drove many animals to extinction through their use of fire.

Poll has Bloomberg strong for re-election

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg got favorable job marks from half of the city's voters in Wednesday's Quinnipiac University poll.

Tammany's Town: 32-year-old is speaker

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A year ago, the sure sign that one knew little about New York City politics was that you thought that Mike Bloomberg would be mayor and Gifford Miller would be
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NYP2003072304 - NEW YORK, JULY 23 (UPI) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (center) confers with City Council Speaker Gifford Miller (left) and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly (right) outside City Hall after the July 23, 2003 shooting within City Hall's Council chambers which left Councilman James Davis and his attacker dead. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Alan Gifford Miller (born November 6, 1969) is the former Speaker of the New York City Council, where he represented Council District 5. Barred from seeking reelection due to term limits, the Democrat ran in the Democratic primary for the opportunity to run against incumbent Republican Mayor, multi-billionaire Michael Bloomberg in November 2005.

Miller grew up in New York City, with mother Lynden, a landscape designer and father Leigh Miller, who was a political appointee to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

Miller attended St. Bernard's School, a day school for young boys. He later graduated from Princeton University with a degree in political science. Miller attended Fordham University Law School leaving before completing his degree in 2000 to focus on his successful race for the New York City Council Speaker. A lifelong Upper East Sider, he lives on East 82nd Street with his wife since 1999, Pamela Addison, and their two sons, Marshall and Addison Leigh. According to the New York Times, Miller also sings, plays basketball and has "eclectic tastes in music".

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