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Great Lakes Break the Ice after Record-Long 7 Months Frozen

Nature World News: Most of the United States is gearing up for the fast approaching summer months, traces of the icy winter far behind them, but the Great Lakes are just thawing out after a record-breaking seven months of being frozen. The NOAA declared all the Great Lakes officially ice-free Wednesday morning after more than 80 percent of its surface was encrusted with ice for seven months – an occurrence that hasn’t happened since the 1970s, according to Live Science. Continue reading

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Fukushima towns struggle to store radioactive waste

Reuters: Japanese officials in towns around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant reacted guardedly to plans announced on Saturday to build facilities to store radioactive waste from the clean-up around the plant within three years. Saturday’s announcement, seven months after the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 25 years, came as towns near the plant are still coping with health fears and disputes over where to store huge amounts of unwanted waste. “We cannot proceed without cooperation of the prefecture… Continue reading

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