Things Are Good: Former Nuclear Disaster Site Could Become Solar Plant

One of the worst energy disaster in human history was the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It has left a giant chunk of land around Pripyat uninhabitable to humans (although the rest of nature has been thriving because humans aren’t there), now the Ukrainian government wants to reuse the land for a new source of electricity. ...

The Disaffected Lib: Postcards from Pripyat

It’s been almost 30-years since the Chernobyl reactor catastrophe transformed the nearby city of Pripyat, Ukraine into a ghost town.  British cinematographer, Danny Cooke, captured what remains of the city with a drone camera:

Montreal Simon: What We Can Learn From the Ruined Cities of the World

I've always been interested in ruined cities, from those buried in the sands of Egypt to those like this one in the jungles of Belize.For beyond the thrill of exploring them, I'm fascinated by what they tell us about the follies of humanity.And what we can learn from them, at a time when the very ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Say sayonara to seafood – the oceans are no longer safe to eat from in the wake of Fukushima

It looks like sushi time is over – seafood is no longer safe to eat after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Fukushima continues to dump 300-400 tons of radioactive contaminated water into the Pacific every hour. Japanese experts estimate Fukushima’s fallout at 20-30 times as high as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings in 1945. Polar ...

Bill Longstaff: Wildlife flourishes in human dead zones

We all know what the big problem with planet Earth is—people. Homo sapiens. The most destructive of species. Ever since we walked out of Africa 70,000 years ago, we have been an enemy of nature. Long before we invented agriculture, we were annihilating other species. The only big land animals left on Earth, live in ...