Will world leaders allow Japan to release radioactive water into the sea?

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese government has decided to release treated radioactive water accumulated at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea despite opposition from fishermen, a source familiar with the matter said Friday. It will hold a meeting of related ministers as early as Tuesday to formally decide on the plan, a major …

Perth, Australia wildfire: Police arson squad investigating

1. Did COVID lockdown impact firefighting efforts? Fire authorities confirmed that COVID precautions were “troublesome” for their people fighting the fire. “We have restrictions on the number of firefighters in vehicles.” DFES Deputy Commissioner Operations Craig Waters said. DFES Commissioner Darren Klemm said he felt it had not restricted them fighting the fire. 2. How …

2020 presents to you… climate change “zombie storms.” or is it weather warfare?

It's not just climate change - it's weather warfare and geoengineering But zombie storms are going to happen more often, said Donald Wuebbles, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. And as with other natural disasters that have been intensifying in recent years, such as wildfires and hurricanes, climate change …

The consequences of spraying fire retardants on wildfires

Wildfires started burning in California early again this dry season—more than two million acres have burned so far. Larger and larger wildfires are occurring as new heat records are being broken each year. Firefighting efforts have leaned heavily on aerial spraying of fire retardants, but their environmental and health effects are little studied, says Jordyn Ellorin, VG19, a …

750 million GM (un-natural) mosquitoes will be unleashed in Florida

A whopping 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes will be set free along the Florida Keys starting in 2021. The insects are designed to hinder the reproduction of female mosquitoes that bite and spread disease. The company behind the bugs, Oxitec, also has plans to release modified mosquitoes in Texas beginning next year.  It might sound …