Like Chernobyl all over again: Forest fires release plutonium particles into the air

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Click here to view the embedded video. Forest fire danger is taking on a new dimension in the Ukraine, where a raging wildfire near the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear disaster site is sending radioactive plutonium particles into the atmosphere. The Ecologist  reports that as trees at Chernobyl burn, they are releasing radioactive plutonium particles that are being suspended in the air, which could pose a significant health danger in the form of radiation poisoning to people in the area. Read the rest of Like Chernobyl all over again: Forest fires release plutonium particles into the air Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chernobyl forest fire plutonium , nuclear radation particles released by fire , ukraine forest fire burning , ukraine forest fire releases plutonium

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Did climate change make Rubbish the sea lion pup wander the streets of San Francisco?

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‘Rubbish’ is the name of the adorable sea lion pup captured above in the image from KTVU’s Twitter feed. He was rescued last week after wandering the streets of San Francisco. This is not the first time The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, has rescued the pup. In March, they discovered him in Santa Barbara suffering from pneumonia and malnourishment. They nursed him to health and then released him at Point Reyes National Seashore. Last Thursday, the wandering pup made his way to San Francisco’s Marina District and then hid under a car on the corner of Marina Blvd and Divisadero Street, eluding rescue for 30 minutes, CBS San Francisco reports. Eventually trained rescuers scooped him up in a net and transported him back in a carrier to the rescue center in Marin Headlands, where they will “fatten him up” again. That’s the good news. The bad news? Rubbish’s adventures point to a troubling new trend, and climate change may be the culprit. Read the rest of Did climate change make Rubbish the sea lion pup wander the streets of San Francisco? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , Climate Change , food scarcity , global warming , News , Point Reyes National Seashore , rubbish , San Francisco , sea lion , The Marine Mammal Center

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Chevy lowers the 2016 Volt’s price to $33,995, almost $1,200 less than the current model

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When Chevy unveiled the all-new 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show , Chevy revealed everything from the Volt’s revamped exterior to its longer EV driving range, but one thing was missing—the price. Chevy has now revealed that the 2016 Volt will start at $33,995 when it arrives later this year, which is almost $1,200 less than the current-generation Volt. Read the rest of Chevy lowers the 2016 Volt’s price to $33,995, almost $1,200 less than the current model Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chevrolet , chevrolet volt , chevy , chevy volt , electric car , electric motor , general motors , GM , green car , green transportation , hybrid , plug-in hybrid , volt

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City Library Bruges’ new rusty facade gets more beautiful over time

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 mobile apps for the building and construction industry

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Whether you work in the building industry or are a backyard hobbyist, chances are that you’d rather spend more time building and less time on calculations and estimates. Luckily, many mobile apps are now available to do those tasks for you. Window and Door Guys compiled a list of the top 10 apps for the building and construction industry that can do everything from completing layouts to calculating conduit bends and fills. Click through to see all the recommended apps. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 mobile apps for the building and construction industry Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: building industry apps , construction apps , construction industry , infographic , mobile apps , reader submitted content , Window and Door Guys

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