Tagged: nature

Chernobyl: Humans more dangerous than radioactivity?

A nuclear accident devastated the region near Chernobyl, Ukraine, on April 26, 1986 leaving behind a 2,600 km² exclusion zone where some 350,000 people were evacuated. This vast area, where time has stood still ever since, is springing back to life with wildlife. The evacuation of the human population has created a unique wildlife refuge which has seen an increase in biodiversity.

Greenland’s mega canyon

Hidden for all of human history, a 460 mile long canyon has been discovered below Greenland’s ice sheet. Using radar data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge and other airborne campaigns, scientists led by a team from the University of Bristol found the canyon runs from near the center of the island northward to the fjord of the Petermann Glacier.

Pot is NOT a gateway drug!

Pot has been blamed for years as a gateway to doing harder drugs. But new data suggests not only is this blame misappropriated, there’s actually another more accessible and damaging culprit out there…