January 2012

Disaster Zones Like Chernobyl and Fukushima Result In Human-Free Ecosystems

Nearly nonexistant on the globe anymore, a fully diverse and unaffected ecosystem is a prime research area.

The tragedy of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has reminded us of the dangers of nuclear power as we continue to grow in size, and the demand for cheap energy continues to expand with us. Other incidents like Three Mile Island and Chernobyl have likewise served as a reminder that there is a cost to progress. However, there has been an unintended benefit to these now uninhabited radioactive sites, as Dr. Barry Star elaborates on QUEST Northern California.