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Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Shelter Faces Cash Woes
Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Shelter Faces Cash Woes from BBC News Online Nearly 25 years after the world’s worst nuclear disaster, it has emerged that only half the money needed to safely secure the wreckage of the Chernobyl power plant has been raised. A new shelter is being built to seal the almost 200 tonnes of melted nuclear fuel rods within the remains of the damaged reactor. But...
Sark Is World's First Dark Sky Island
Sark Is World’s First Dark Sky Island from the Guardian (UK) The Isle of Sark draws its fair share of visitors in the warm months of summer. The rock is a haven for rare wildlife, a landscape where pretty hedgerows and quaint villages are bordered by a breathtaking, craggy coastline. There is plenty to do. The events calendar is full with wildflower walks, scarecrow competitions and sheep...