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Greenpeace Shows That Fukushima And Chernobyl Are So Safe That We Should All Go Nuclear

This isn’t, of course, what Greenpeace thinks it is showing in this latest report that they’ve backed but it is indeed the conclusion that we should draw from the research that has been done. For what this report does is lay out the number of people who die in the UK each year from the pollution …

New islands: how life colonises them

The recent appearance of a new island off the coast of Japan, following an undersea volcanic eruption, was well timed. It was 50 years ago that another island was born: Surtsey. Named after a "fire giant" from Norse mythology, it appeared off the southernmost tip of Iceland on 14 November 1963, …

Arctic and American Methane in Context

Lots of interesting methane papers this week. In Nature Geoscience, Shakhova et al (2013) have published a substantial new study of the methane cycle …

Polar bear numbers in Hudson Bay of Canada on verge of collapse

Polar bear populations are a sensitive topic for the Canadian government, which has faced international criticism for its policies on climate change and for allowing limited hunting of bears, mainly by indigenous communities.<p>The Canadian environment minister provoked outrage last October when she …