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Japan's latest Fukushima fix: 'Game of Thrones'-like?

Sep 3, 2013
Japan's latest response to the Fukushima radiation leak sounds like science fiction: A wall of ice. Ice walls are common in tunneling; it's the radiation that makes this job different.
Posted In: Fukushima, tsunami, nuclear radiation, Japan

Shrimp prices go big

Sep 2, 2013
Lobster prices have been shockingly low this summer -- $2.20/pound dockside. Climate change is a key reason given, but what's going on with shrimp? The price is through the roof.
Posted In: shrimp, lobster, seafood

Yosemite fire burns a mountain region's economy

Aug 30, 2013
The 200-square-mile Rim Fire peels back the layers of the Sierra Nevadas’ economic ecology.
Posted In: fire, wildfires

Louisiana agency takes on oil industry over damage to delta

Aug 29, 2013
The levee board for the New Orleans region sued oil companies over their damage to delta wetlands that are a protective buffer against storm surges.
Posted In: New Orleans, levee, Oil

An onion headline: Global onion shortage

Aug 29, 2013
A poor onion crop in India has sent onion prices skyrocketing.
Posted In: onions, globalization, India

Eating crickets to save the world (recipes included!)

Aug 26, 2013
The world's growing population needs protein. Insects provide at the fraction of the cost of beef.
Posted In: crickets, Food, recipe

No, your phone doesn't use as much electricity as a refrigerator

Aug 23, 2013
Widely reported: your smartphone uses the same amount of electricity as two refrigerators. Why some ideas stick around, true or not.
Posted In: electricity

National parks take out the trash (cans)

Aug 22, 2013
Parks are increasingly translating 'Leave No Trace' into 'Leave No Trash Can.'
Posted In: trash, national parks

Living with fire: In the dry West, it's not if a house will burn, it's when

Aug 19, 2013
Wildfires are burning across the West and are expected to get worse as global temperatures rise. One problem: people living in high-risk fire zones.
Posted In: fire, california, wildfire

Raising beefier cattle just got harder

Aug 19, 2013
Merck withdraws, at least temporarily, a supplement widely used to bulk up cattle at feedlots.
Posted In: cattle, ranching

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