chernobyl

nature

A Lone Wolf Left Chernobyl’s Radioactive Exclusion Zone—Will Others Follow?

The young gray wolf travelled 369 km outside of its home range in 21 days.
Jordan Pearson
7.3.18
PUPPIES

The Radioactive Puppies of Chernobyl Will Find Homes in the United States

Some of the descendants of the region’s abandoned dogs are up for adoption.
Becky Ferreira
5.14.18
zcash

Radioactive Material From Chernobyl Will Help Secure the Next Version of Zcash

How to use toxic waste to generate “toxic waste.”
Daniel Oberhaus
2.14.18
Radioactive Dogs

Please Do Not Pet the Radioactive Puppies of Chernobyl

Fallout dogs IRL.
Becky Ferreira
9.21.17
meltdown

Unsafe Nuclear Waste Management May Put Eight Million Americans at Risk

Experts say the nuclear industry and Congress have put pressures on regulators to lowball the risk of nuclear accidents.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.25.17
meltdown

Canada’s Nuclear Province Isn’t Ready for Its Fukushima, Critics Say

Ontario has launched a public consultation on its nuclear emergency plan.
Kate Lunau
5.19.17
Power VR

Radiation-Resistant Mutants at Chernobyl Pave the Way for Life on Mars

Radiotrophic beer is involved.
Becky Ferreira
5.7.17
radiation

Nobody Is Sure What Caused a Mysterious Radiation Spike Across Europe

Some speculate a Russian nuclear test in the Arctic, but experts say a pharmaceutical facility could be responsible.
Ben Sullivan
2.20.17
nasa

Google’s ‘Timelapse’ Exposes Human Damage to Earth Over 32 Years

From the development of the Alberta oil sands to the desertion of Chernobyl, our satellites have been watching.
Becky Ferreira
12.2.16
videos

Watch Chernobyl Get Locked Inside a New Giant Steel Dome

The 108-meter tall structure was built to replace the aging concrete sarcophagus that has contained the world’s worst nuclear plant disaster for over 30 years.
Ben Sullivan
11.29.16
nature

Chernobyl Has Turned into an Unlikely Poster Child for Environmentalism

Between the return of wildlife and a promised solar power project, Chernobyl isn't what you think it is.
Becky Ferreira
7.28.16
Space

Chernobyl Microbes Are Heading to the International Space Station

Studying the effects of microgravity on these fungi may lead to new radiation therapies.
Amy Thompson
7.17.16