10 Of The World's Most Dangerous Toxic Ghost Towns

Visiting abandoned towns can be hazardous for a number of reasons, including crumbling structures and guards who will shoot trespassers on sight. But some ghost towns have toxic legacies due to chemicals, radiation, or even biological weapons. » 3/26/14 11:00am 3/26/14 11:00am

Japan's radioactive water is about to reach North American shores

The Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami may have struck three years ago, but radioactive water from Japan's beleaguered Fukushima nuclear power plant is now being detected near Canada's West Coast. Scientists will be monitoring North American shores for the next two months, but projections point to good news. » 2/25/14 9:00am 2/25/14 9:00am

Butterflies in the Fukushima region plagued by "genetic damage" and…

A study of the pale grass blue butterfly in the regions around the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, site of the 2011 radiation disaster, has revealed that the insects are giving birth to mutants at an alarming rate. Indeed, the butterflies collected from younger generations have more abnormalities than butterflies born… » 8/15/12 11:51am 8/15/12 11:51am

Radioactive sulfur over California shows exactly how bad the Fukushima …

When emergency technicians in Fukushima attempted to cool the overheating reactor with seawater, they didn't realize they'd be enabling a set of incredibly accurate calculations that would allow researchers half a world away to calculate how bad the leak had been, and where it was going in the environment. » 8/18/11 11:38am 8/18/11 11:38am

Everything You Need to Know About Nuclear Power and the Fukushima…

Since the Japan earthquake hit, it seems like the story surrounding the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant has changed every 10 minutes, making it tough to keep up on the latest developments. Luckily there's no shortage of informed individuals and organizations keeping track of what's going on. » 3/15/11 7:20am 3/15/11 7:20am