Dead Sea Lions Washing on Shore in California Appear to Have Died from Radiation Poisoning

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An unusual surge of stranded dying and dead sea lions (seals) have littered Southern California beaches from Santa Barbara to San Diego since earlier this year. Most of the area newspapers and media outlets have been alarmingly reporting this unusual phenomenon.

It’s unusual because this is the season when sea lion pups flourish. Continue reading

Radioactive Buckyballs from Fukushima Invade California Beaches

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As the fallout – no pun intended – from Japan’s tsunami-damaged nuclear reactors at its Fukushima complex continues to worsen, scientists are now concerned about another related phenomenon that appears to be invading the U.S. West Coast – buckyballs.

What, exactly, are those? According to a recent University of California Continue reading