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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Discolored butterflies

SciAm magazine reports:
Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered three meltdowns last year. Paired with hydrogen explosions, these meltdowns allowed radioactive material to escape. So what's the effect on the environment and human health?

The first clues come from what’s called the pale grass blue butterfly. This delicate insect's wings change color and pattern in response to environmental changes.
Many thousands of people were killed by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, but they are still looking for anyone harmed by the nuclear meltfowns. So far, they have only found some discolored butterflies.

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