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The butterfly effect of Fukushima via Swissinfo

The consequences of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima five years ago surfaced in a terrible way in serious mutations in butterflies. This discovery is owing to the tireless work of the Japanese researcher Chiyo Nohara, who died a few months … Continue reading

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Are Fukushima’s mutant daisies a wonder or a warning? via The Christian Science Monitor

Flowers near Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, which suffered a meltdown four years ago, are producing some strangely wonderful blossoms. Should you be more worried about environmental toxins when your garden’s daisies look like they’ve been run through a trippy … Continue reading

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Timothy A. Mousseau and Anders P. Møller: Genetic and Ecological Studies of Animals in Chernobyl and Fukushima via The Journal of Heredity

Recent advances in genetic and ecological studies of wild animal populations in Chernobyl and Fukushima have demonstrated significant genetic, physiological, developmental, and fitness effects stemming from exposure to radioactive contaminants. The few genetic studies that have been conducted in Chernobyl … Continue reading

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