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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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EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
By Whitney E. Akers
- "The Game Changers" is a new documentary on Netflix that posits a vegan diet can improve athletic performance in professional athletes.
- Limited studies available show that the type of diet — plant-based or omnivorous — doesn't give you an athletic advantage.
- We talked to experts about what diet is the best for athletic performance.
Packed with record-setting athletes displaying cut physiques and explosive power, "The Game Changers," a new documentary on Netflix, has a clear message: Vegan is best.
By John R. Platt
When it comes to solving problems related to wildlife trade, there are an awful lot of "sticky widgets."
By Bijal Trivedi
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on Nov. 13 that describes a list of microorganisms that have become resistant to antibiotics and pose a serious threat to public health. Each year these so-called superbugs cause more than 2.8 million infections in the U.S. and kill more than 35,000 people.