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Fukushima's legacy: Biological effects of Fukushima radiation on plants, insects, and animals

Posted by External 11 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Scientists began gathering biological information only a few months after the disastrous 2011 meltdown of the Fukushima power plant in Japan. Results of these studies are now beginning to reveal serious biological effects of the Fukushima radiation on non-human organisms ranging from plants to butterflies to birds. Read More
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Fukushima Monkeys' Blood Shows Signs of Radiation Exposure

Posted by External 30 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — Monkeys living in the forests around the city of Fukushima in Japan show lower blood cell counts than monkeys from northern Japan, and have detectable levels of cesium in their bodies, a new study reports. Read More
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Record Radiation in South America

Posted by External 44 days ago General
http://www.enn.com — Astrobiologists from the United States and Germany recorded the highest known level of solar UV radiation to reach Earth's surface. This was around 10 years ago. On December 29, 2003, the UV Index (UVI) peaked, reaching the blistering number of 43.3 over the Andes Mountains in Bolivia. To put this in context, a bea Read More
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No ocean-borne radiation from Fukushima detected on West Coast shoreline, kelp analysis finds

Posted by External 105 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Scientists working together on Kelp Watch 2014 announced today that the West Coast shoreline shows no signs of ocean-borne radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, following their analysis of the first collection of kelp samples along the western U.S. coastline. Read More
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Chernobyl's birds adapting to ionizing radiation

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Birds in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl are adapting to -- and may even be benefiting from -- long-term exposure to radiation, ecologists have found. The study is the first evidence that wild animals adapt to ionizing radiation, and the first to show that birds which produce most pheomelanin, a pigment in feathers, have greatest problems coping with radiation exposure. Read More
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Scientists develop silicon cells capable of absorbing infrared radiation from the sun

Posted by External 153 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Researchers have developed a silicon photovoltaic cell capable of turning infrared radiation into electricity. The sun is an inexhaustible source of energy which well-exploited, could solve many of the energy suply problems we have today. The photovoltaic cell, commonly known as solar cell, is a device capable of turning solar light into electricity. However, there are many obstacles that prevent Read More
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Radiation damage at the root of Chernobyl's ecosystems

Posted by External 160 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Radiological damage to microbes near the site of the Chernobyl disaster has slowed the decomposition of fallen leaves and other plant matter in the area, according to a new study. The resulting buildup of dry, loose detritus is a wildfire hazard that poses the threat of spreading radioactivity from the Chernobyl area. Read More
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Earth's radiation belt: Van Allen probes reveal zebra stripes in space

Posted by External 160 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Scientists have discovered a new, persistent structure in one of two radiation belts surrounding Earth. NASA's twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft have shown that high-energy electrons in the inner radiation belt display a persistent pattern that resembles slanted zebra stripes. Surprisingly, this structure is produced by the slow rotation of Earth, previously considered incapable of affecting the m Read More
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