Tag: radiation

September 9, 2020

Fukushima’s radioactive soil contaminates snakes

The first thing Hannah Gerke noticed in her research area was the lushness. Plants in yards and along roads were overgrown. Animals had clearly gotten into some of the nearby...

April 29, 2016

Wild Cam: Wildlife abundant in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Wildlife researchers drove through the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, which, 30 years ago, witnessed the world’s worst nuclear accident. They passed abandoned houses, many of which still had family photos hanging...

October 6, 2015

TWS Member Finds Mammals in Chernobyl Recovering

One of the world’s worst nuclear meltdowns may be less of a problem for large mammals than ordinary human habitation, according to new research on the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. “We’re...