Chernobyl's legacy recorded in trees

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    Aug 18, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    With everything going on in the Fukishima disaster, here's some more alarming news.

    Exposure to radiation from the 1986 Chernobyl accident had a lasting negative legacy on the area's trees, a study has suggested.

    Researchers said the worst effects were recorded in the "first few years" but surviving trees were left vulnerable to environmental stress, such as drought.

    They added that young trees appeared to be particularly affected.



    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23619870

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    Aug 18, 2013 9:44 PM GMT
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23619870
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    Dec 02, 2014 8:17 PM GMT

    Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.




    http://vimeo.com/112681885
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    Dec 02, 2014 8:23 PM GMT
    Chernobyl: The catastrophe that never ended

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/chernobyl-the-catastrophe-that-never-ended/
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    Dec 02, 2014 10:18 PM GMT
    I watched all those videos and it's really scary to think what would happen if we had a global disaster like this. Just think.....thousands if not MILLIONS of years before it would be inhabitable again. We could just say goodbye to the human race.
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    Dec 02, 2014 10:46 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI watched all those videos and it's really scary to think what would happen if we had a global disaster like this. Just think.....thousands if not MILLIONS of years before it would be inhabitable again. We could just say goodbye to the human race.

    Not to mention all of the other air-breathers on the planet!
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    Dec 02, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Scruffypup saidI watched all those videos and it's really scary to think what would happen if we had a global disaster like this. Just think.....thousands if not MILLIONS of years before it would be inhabitable again. We could just say goodbye to the human race.

    Not to mention all of the other air-breathers on the planet!



    Yes but I have the feeling certain animals might actually survive. But humans seem to be quite fragile compared to other animals.