After a fatal series of errors and malfunctions in the early morning of April 26, 1986, the core of the Chernobyl nuclear facility melted down and then exploded, killing 31 workers at the plant. The accident spewed massive amounts of radioactive material into the surrounding area, forcing a mass evacuation of the nearby villages. Many wild animals died
Black plague, Lassa fever and Rat-Bite fever are just a few of the many diseases that come from some of the most despised pests on the planet: rats and mice. This ill will isn’t unfounded though, seeing as people can catch those dreaded diseases through contact with droppings and urine, or from the fleas that …
As we ask ourselves if whales can survive the damage humans have caused, we have become ever more entangled with these magnificent creatures. In order to save them and ourselves, we must turn to new technologies for answers.
[Photo – Flukes of a humpback whale entangled in fishing gear. (Photo: CCS image under NOAA permit 932-1489.]
There are over 8 million people in New York City who need to be fed, and it takes the land the size of Virginia to grow the food they need. The world population will increase by an estimated 3 billion by the year 2050, and experts predict that around 80 percent of people will live …
A team of scientists recently looked into global warming’s potential effects on Madagascar’s wide-eyed lemurs – the most threatened mammals in the world.
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