(EnviroNews World News) — Fukushima Prefecture, Japan — Dismantling the crumpled reactors and recovering the melted fuel at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant in eastern Japan now relies on technology that hasn’t even been invented yet, as Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) flies blindly into an abyss…

(EnviroNews World News) — Manila, Philippines — On Jan. 6, 2017, environmental journalist Mario Contaoi was shot dead in the Northern Philippines. According to the Manila Times, Contaoi was riding his motorcycle when he was shot by tandem riders on the national highway. He later died in the…

(EnviroNews World News) — In December 2016, a group of 50 scientists released the results of their study on ground carbon (not to be confused with ground methane) and its possible effects on climate change. In a research letter to Nature titled, “Quantifying global soil carbon losses in…

(EnviroNews World News) — Donald Trump will crack down on “politicized science,” and his first target is NASA’s Earth Sciences Division. According to Trump senior advisor Bob Walker, the President-elect’s administration will cut the budget for that program altogether. “We see NASA in an exploration role, in deep…

(EnviroNews World News) — Yamal Peninsula, Siberia — When rain started falling on the reindeer herd in the arctic region of Yamal Peninsula in Siberia in November of 2013, it is unlikely the reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) themselves thought anything of it. After all, harsh weather conditions mean little…

(EnviroNews World News) — EDITORIAL: On November 18, 2016, Tokyo Electric Power Company, a.k.a. TECPCO, took a group of 13 students wearing dosimeters from Fukushima High School into the exclusion zone around the hobbled Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant for an educational tour. It is the opinion of the…

(EnviroNews World News) — EnviroNews has reported on the controversial environmental record of billionaire Bill Gates. From holdings in Monsanto to his plutonium pipe dreams, Gates’ philosophies on energy and technology are subject to extreme scrutiny. However, Gates may have just pulled part of the solution to the…

(EnviroNews World News) — An official petition was filed on the White House’s website on October 29, 2016, concerning the most recent events in the now saga-like Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) struggle. A couple days before the petition was filed, a historic protest went down on the Standing…

(EnviroNews World News) — Fort Yates, North Dakota — Following a car chase and an armed standoff, a man concluded to be a Dakota Access Pipeline Project (DAPL) security guard, reportedly burst into a protest encampment and pointed an assault rifle at a Sioux teenager after what had…

(EnviroNews World News) — Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, North Dakota — “We’re going live right here brother — from the front-lines. We got about maybe 100 officers, military tanks. They’re telling people to remove themselves, but we ain’t going to do that.” Those were the words spoken by…

(EnviroNews World News) — A story featuring a very lucky, or unlucky (depending how you look at it) bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) has been circulating around the internet after the bird was hit by a car, crunched and crumpled into an automotive grill where the raptor became lodged.…