Ghost towns of Chernobyl becoming wonderland for wolves

Ghost towns of Chernobyl becoming wonderland for wolves

Not only are gray wolves thriving in the exclusion zone, they are starting to wander out into the rest of the world as well. After the 1986 fire and explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant released 400 times more radioactive fallout than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, most everyone left the area. Authorities […]

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Radioactive Boar Wreak Havoc on Swedish Landscape

Thirty-one years ago, a plume of radiation spread across Europe with the Chernobyl meltdown, the most infamous nuclear disaster in history. Today, we think of Chernobyl as a historic event,as well as an instructive lesson in nuclear safety — and one that changed the face of nuclear power forever. But it turns out we’re living […]

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Wildlife Thrives in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone

It’s a tableau reminiscent of First World War entrenchments, a narrow strip of land with North Korean and South Korean soldiers, tanks, and barbed wire lining each side. Said strip is about four kilometers across and 250 kilometers long, and neatly cuts the Korean Peninsula in two. It was formed in peace talks after the […]

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Animals Rule Chernobyl 30 Years After Nuclear Disaster

Marina Shkvyria watches for animal tracks as she walks toward an abandoned village in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, the area sealed to the public after a nuclear power plant exploded here 30 years ago, on April 26, 1986. Spotting one, she crouches and runs her finger over the toes of a wolf print in the […]

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