Tag Archive: Ukraine

Jul 29 2015

Tom Scott: Containing the Worst Nuclear Disaster in History: Chernobyl’s New Confinement Structure

Deep in rural Ukraine sits what was once the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station. Now, it’s the site of the worst nuclear disaster in human history: and one that still needs to be contained, thirty years later. How do you deal with something that’ll be this toxic for so long into the future?  

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Jun 06 2014

Science Bulletins: Chernobyl’s Birds Adapt to Radiation

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster had a high ecological cost, with local wildlife suffering from physical deformities and reduced populations. The site has since emerged as a unique environment for scientists to study the long-term effects of continuous radiation exposure on plants and animals. A recent study showed that many bird species are surprisingly adaptable to …

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May 08 2014

The New York Times: The Animals of Chernobyl

Biologist Timothy Mousseau has been studying the lasting effects of radiation on the flora and fauna of Chernobyl, Ukraine.  

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Feb 22 2014

Zaleski Lecture: Poland in Modern Ukrainian History 1795-1991

Speaker Roman Szporluk delivers the August Zaleski Memorial Lecture in Modern Polish History at the Center for European Studies. CESHarvard Center was founded in 1969 as an interdisciplinary research institution in the social sciences to examine the politics, history, economy and society of Europe, and to bring an understanding of important development in Europe to …

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