Genius way to clean oil spills with a sponge
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have invented a sponge that soaks up oil with ease and could revolutionize the way we clean up oil spills. For mor...
Unique engineering feat concluded as Chernobyl arch has reached resting place
Thirty years after the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, the radioactive remains of the power plant’s destroyed reactor 4 have been safely enclosed following on...
Nuclear Accident At Three Mile Island-March 28, 1979
At 4 a.m. on March 28, 1979, the worst accident in the history of the U.S. nuclear power industry begins when a pressure valve in the Unit-2 reactor at Three Mile Island fails to close. Cooling water,...
Norway's Radioactive Reindeer
Thirty years ago, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster took place, releasing massive amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere. Today, Sami reindeer herders in central Norway are still...
Woman Born With Only Four Fingers And No Legs After Exposure To Chernobyl Radiation While In The Womb Defies The Odds To Become A Bodybuilder
Tatsiana Khvitsko was born with no legs and only four fingers after being exposed to radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster as an unborn baby. Like many children born with deformities in the wa...
Svetlana Alexievich Wins Nobel Prize In Literature
Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich has won the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature for her work, which the Swedish Academy described as “a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” The Nobel ...
In The Eerie Emptiness Of Chernobyl’s Abandoned Towns, Wildlife Is Flourishing
Whatever fallout may have come from the initial explosion was completely offset by the benefits of life without humans. e sound was like nothing Tom Hinton had ever heard before: a chorus of baleful w...
We got married in Chernobyl exclusion zone: radioactive romance
Today Chernobyl is an extreme tourism destination, but perhaps not the most romantic. One American photographer and film maker, however, doesn't see it like that. Philip Grossman has spent the last fi...
Great Barrier Reef Oil Patch Found By Water Police Boat Amid 20km Spill Reports
An oil spill up to 20 kilometres long has been spotted along Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reefm with a 'sheen' and 'oily patches' found by police on the water, near Townsville, Queensland. 'We can...
The Woman Who Ate Chernobyl's Apples
For the past couple of years, a young woman known only as “Bionerd23” has been making strange, dangerous videos in and around one of the most infamous nuclear zones on Earth—the Chernobyl Exclusion Zo...
Scientists develop mesh that captures oil—but lets water through
The unassuming piece of stainless steel mesh in a lab at The Ohio State University doesn't look like a very big deal, but it could make a big difference for future environmental cleanups. Water passes...
Bhopal disaster
The Bhopal disaster, also referred to as the Bhopal gas tragedy, was a gas leak incident in India, considered the world's worst industrial disaster.It occurred on the night of 2–3 December 1984 at the...
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Mining accident
A mining accident is an accident that occurs during the process of mining minerals. Thousands of miners die from mining accidents each year, especially in the processes of coal mining and hard rock mi...
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Oil spill
An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially marine areas, due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. The term is usually applied to marine o...
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Great Fall River fire of 1928
The Great Fall River fire of 1928 occurred on February 2–3, 1928 and destroyed a vast portion of downtown Fall River, Massachusetts. Although the city has had many other large fires, both before and a...
Great Fall River fire of 1928 - Wikipedia