Daily Archives: May 21, 2011

New photographs released of tsunami hitting the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station in Japan

Tepco power station’s sea defences seen crumbling as wall of seawater overwhelms facility http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/may/20/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-japan

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Three Gorges Dam caused ‘host of ills’

China’s Three Gorges Dam has caused a host of ills that must be “urgently” addressed, the government has said, in a rare admission of problems in a project it has long praised as a world wonder. The State Council, or … Continue reading

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Flood Water Plus Fertilizer Runoff Creates a “Dead Zone” the Size of New Jersey

Natural processes used to occasionally create a “dead zone” of oxygen-poor water grows in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It would happen when nutrients from upstream got washed out to sea, feeding phytoplankton in the area. As that … Continue reading

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