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Japan Learns that Olympics and Fukushima Radiation Don't Mix
By Laura Beans
On MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show yesterday, Maddow spoke with Edwin Lyman from the Union of Concerned Scientists about new radiation readings coming from the leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant as Japan tries to solicit a bid to host the 2020 Olympics.
While officials tasked with securing the bid attempt to assure the International Olympic Committee that the city is "unaffected" by the radiation leaks, Maddow and Lyman discuss the reality of relatively few options for containing the vast quantities of radioactive wastewater accumulating at the site and threatening the Pacific Ocean.
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Editor's note: The coronavirus that started in Wuhan has sickened more than 4,000 people and killed at least 100 in China as of Jan. 27, 2020. Thailand and Hong Kong each have reported eight confirmed cases, and five people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the illness. People are hoping for a vaccine to slow the spread of the disease.
By Nancy Schimelpfening
- Nutrition experts say healthy eating is about making good choices most of the time.
- Treats like cookies can be eaten in moderation.
- Information like total calories, saturated fat, and added sugars can be used to compare which foods are relatively healthier.
- However, it's also important to savor and enjoy what you're eating so you don't feel deprived.
Yes, we know. Cookies aren't considered a "healthy" food by any stretch of the imagination.
When you see an actor in handcuffs, they're usually filming a movie. But when Jane Fonda, Ted Danson, Sally Field, and other celebrities were arrested in Washington, D.C., last fall, the only cameras rolling were from the news media.
As the Pacific Ocean becomes more acidic, Dungeness crabs, which live in coastal areas, are seeing their shells eaten away, according to a new study commissioned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).