Ionizing radiation

How to keep kids safe in a toxic world


Environmental dangers are nearly ubiquitous in the modern world. Parents need to figure out a way to confront the environmental crisis to keep their children safe.

Radioactive Water from Fukushima in the Pacific

Journalists allowed up-close look at efforts to dismantle Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant

Touring ghost towns left behind by Japan’s nuclear disaster

In Japan, Citizen Radiation-Tracking Project Goes Big Time

Global Politics

In Stressful Wake of Fukushima Disaster, Japan Now Dealing With ‘Atomic Divorce’


Two years after the Fukushima tsunami and nuclear disaster, life is still far from normal for survivors. Anxiety over radiation and discrimination is now causing mental health problems and a slew of social problems from divorce to suicide.

The Fukushima Exclusion Zone: Six Months Later

It’s been six months since three reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant over-heated following a tsunami, forcing 100,000 people living within a 12 mile radius of the site to evacuate. Today, the reactors are still not fully stabilized, but radiation levels in one area of what has come to be known as the “exclusion zone” […]

The World

Safecast Crowdsourced Radation Data and the Unknown


Safecast volunteers collect radiation data using their own Geiger counters.

The World

Radiation from Fukushima Nuke Plant More Than Expected


Japan says the radiation from the Fukushima plant was double the initial estimates.

Contamination Risks Near Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant


A discussion about the contamination risks near the Fukushima nuclear power plant.