Archives For Fukushima

1. One man’s home is another man’s uranium dump

Even for those who don't understand the concept of radiation, Robinson Lake is clearly not safe to drink from. (Madelene Cronjé, M&G)

2. Coal Fuels Brewpubs in Wyoming as Kentucky Mines Misery

3. EPA proposes limits on Alaska’s Pebble Mine project

Commercial fishing boats in Bristol Bay near Naknek. July 6, 2007 (flickr / echoforsberg)

4. In Dayton, Ohio an economic comeback is in the water

What if water was worth the price of gold? One Midwest city is betting on it.

In Dayton, Ohio, an economic comeback is in the water

5. Thousands Of Containers Fall Off Ships Every Year. What Happens To Them?


6. Scientists unlock the genetic secrets of bread wheat

7. Climate Confidential

Illuminating the crossroads of environment and technology

8. Better use of world’s existing cropland could feed 3 billion more people: study

Research reveals large increases in population expected in the next three decades
need not result in widespread hunger
Food crisis and population  : farmer carries wheat crop bundles in Egypt

9. Governments agree to stem cancer-causing arsenic in rice: U.N.

10. ‘Empty and lonely’ Fukushima towns struggle in catastrophe’s wake

Atsushi Fuda

11. Report warns of diesel fumes’ risks

12. Chikungunya fever finally makes it to the United States – two cases in South Florida

13. A call to fight malaria one mosquito at a time by altering DNA.

14. Genetic Engineering to the Rescue Against Invasive Species?

Scientists call for a public discussion on development of emerging “gene drive” technology.

A photo of a female Asian Tiger Mosquito feeding on human blood.

15. Bald eagles expand territory in California islands

Channel Island Eagles

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1. Developers file $37 million federal suit over Fort Detrick contamination

Say high TCE levels in groundwater have thwarted residential development

2. Evolution in the Age of Mass Extinction

3. China’s generation green: waste, food safety, pollution & the China dream.

4. Delhi not alone, 25 other Indian cities have higher air pollution levels than Beijing: WHO

According to WHO, Dehradun, Pune and Jammu are just as polluted as Delhi. (IE photo: Praveen Khanna)

5. Researchers: No Fukushima radiation found in West Coast kelp

6. $20 Million Fight Threatened Over Pig Smell on Farm

Image: Hogs are raised on the farm on April 28, 2009 in Elma, Iowa

7. ‘Missing’ mud in Hudson River holds climate change clue


8. From Wal-Mart to the White House, Obama talks up expansion of solar power

9. California drought: El Niño probability raised to 78 percent for next winter

10. Billionaire activist Tom Steyer carries a $100 million sledgehammer into the battle over climate change

Photo - Tom Steyer, the former manager of a San Francisco hedge fund, has pledged $50 million of his own money, and to raise a matching amount, for November's Congressional and state elections through his NextGen Climate Action PAC to address what he calls "the generational challenge." (Bloomberg Images)

11. Funeral parlours contaminate drinking water

Dr Chombo

1. Challenge to Chesapeake cleanup tests EPA power

2. French children exposed to dangerous cocktail of pesticides, campaigners say

Analysis of hair samples from youngsters living or studying near farms or vineyards found total of 624 pesticide traces
A field in northern France

3. South Carolina sues as US seeks to halt work on plutonium disposal site. 

The White House is aiming to stop work on a plant whose cost has ballooned by billions,

but local interests as well as diplomatic and chemical issues are making it difficult. 

4. Three Mile Island, and nuclear hopes and fears. The disaster at a Pennsylvania 

plant fueled misgivings about nuclear power, as have those at Chernobyl and Fukushima.

But the fossil-fuel alternative still holds great allure

5. France must dig deep for a solution to the problem of buried toxic material

A long-term waste repository licensed to hold 44,000 tonnes must close. But cleaning up
the Alsace site could be dangerous
Stocamine france waste

6. Xinhua Insight: No sure cure for China’s soil pollution

1. The Landscape-Scarring, Energy-Sucking, Wildlife-Killing Reality of Pot Farming

This is your wilderness on drugs.

2. Nigerian gold mining: farmers choose death by lead poisoning over poverty

Unregulated mining in rural northern Nigeria is causing blindness and paralysis among children and making adults infertile
MDG : A stone crusher in Bagega's mining area smashes rock to feed to the stone grinder

3. Unskilled and Destitute Are Hiring Targets for Fukushima Cleanup

4. Squelching efforts to measure Fukushima meltdown.

5. Wal-Mart pushes plan to reduce fertilizer

6. Army Corps OKs money to address Great Lakes’ ‘hole in the dike’

7. Leaving no plastic behind, Akron plant to convert waste to energy

8. For Imperial Valley farmers, abundant water amid drought

While some areas of California face supply cutbacks because of the drought, the Imperial Valley has all the water it can use, thanks to senior rights on the Colorado River established decades ago.

20130901-060441.jpgCompany: Fukushima radiation levels spike via @WCVB