Fukushima pets

In Fukushima, abandoned pets are multiplying

It isn’t only humans that are suffering in the aftermath of the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima. Scores of feral animals are eking out a precarious existence in the surrounding areas, including cats and dogs that were once somebody’s pets.

typhoon Haiyan

The Philippines and Typhoon Haiyan: The winds of change

COSTA BRAVA, a coastal settlement in Tacloban, may have been tempting fate with its name. It is flanked by the open sea on one side and by a bay on the other. When a wall of water from typhoon Haiyan hit it soon after dawn on November 8th the destruction was quick and devastating.

Cape Melville National Park

‘Lost world’ found in remote Australia

Conrad Hoskin from James Cook University and a National Geographic film crew were dropped by helicopter onto the rugged Cape Melville mountain range on Cape York Peninsula earlier this year and were amazed at what they found.

Rubbish at garbage dump and icebergs at Ilulissat / Jakobshavn, Disko-Bay, Greenland. (Photo by: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images)

How Plastic In The Ocean Is Contaminating Our Seafood

We’ve long known that the fish we eat are exposed to toxic chemicals in the rivers, bays and oceans they inhabit. The substance that’s gotten the most attention — because it has shown up at disturbingly high levels in some fish — is mercury.

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