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Archive: Pollution & Health

19 Sep 2016

In Fukushima, A Bitter Legacy Of Radiation, Trauma and Fear

by FRED PEARCE
Five years after the nuclear power plant meltdown, a journey through the Fukushima evacuation zone reveals some high levels of radiation and an overriding sense of fear. For many, the psychological damage is far more profound than the health effects. READ MORE

16 Aug 2016

Rocky Flats: A Wildlife Refuge Confronts Its Radioactive Past

by FRED PEARCE
The Rocky Flats Plant outside Denver was a key U.S. nuclear facility during the Cold War. Now, following a $7 billion cleanup, the government is preparing to open a wildlife refuge on the site to the public, amid warnings from some scientists that residual plutonium may still pose serious health risks. READ MORE

25 Jul 2016

Sticker Shock: The Soaring Costs Of Germany’s Nuclear Shutdown

by JOEL STONINGTON
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 2011 decision to rapidly phase out the country’s 17 nuclear power reactors has left the government and utilities with a massive challenge: How to clean up and store large amounts of nuclear waste and other radioactive material. READ MORE

06 Jul 2016

Vanishing Act: What’s Causing Sharp Decline in Insects and Why It Matters

by CHRISTIAN SCHWäGERL
Insect populations are declining dramatically in many parts of the world, recent studies show. Researchers say various factors, from monoculture farming to habitat loss, are to blame for the plight of insects, which are essential to agriculture and ecosystems. READ MORE

09 Jun 2016

A Rather Bizarre Bivalve Stirs Controversy in the Puget Sound

by BEN GOLDFARB
The Asian market for the odd-looking giant clams known as geoducks has spawned a growing aquaculture industry in Washington's Puget Sound. But coastal homeowners and some conservationists are concerned about the impact of these farming operations on the sound’s ecosystem. READ MORE

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14 Sep 2016: Islamic Leaders Issue Fatwa on Indonesia’s Slash-and-Burn Agriculture

09 Sep 2016: Popular Insecticide Reduces Queen Bees’ Ability To Lay Eggs, Study Finds

26 Aug 2016: Ragweed Allergies Could Double In Europe as Global Temperatures Rise

11 Aug 2016: Shipping Noise Causes Whales To Dive More Slowly and Forage Less

05 Aug 2016: Melting Ice Sheet Could Expose Abandoned U.S. Arctic Military Base

02 Aug 2016: Anthrax Outbreak in Northern Russia Linked to Rising Global Temperatures

01 Aug 2016: Bacteria in Sea Ice Could Play Role in Mercury Pollution in Oceans

13 Jul 2016: Six Years After BP Spill, Remaining Oil More Toxic Than Ever To Fish

08 Jul 2016: Hundreds of Deaths in 2003 Heat Wave Linked to Climate Change

05 Jul 2016: Paris Bans All Pre-1997 Cars During Weekdays to Fight Pollution


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