Six years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011, but Japan is still dealing with its impacts. Decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant poses unprecedented technical challenges. More than 100,000 people were evacuated but only about 13 percent have returned home, although the government has announced that it is safe to return to some evacuation zones.
For decades, American agriculture has been a paragon of productivity, churning out record crops at a steady clip. We have exported both our farm products and our way of farming around the world, and global production has risen relentlessly.
An invasive snake that caused extinctions among Guam’s native birds also has an indirect impact on the island’s forest trees, research shows.
As the world warmed millions of years ago, conditions in the tropics may have made it so hot some organisms couldn’t survive.