International News Archive - July 18, 2012
Based on recent findings, researchers believe that radiation stemming from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster may eventually lead to anywhere from 15 to 1,3000 deaths, with 24 to 2,500 due to cancer, in the country.
Wetlands are havens of biodiversity, and have important ecological, hydrological and economic value, but their misuse can have devastating consequences.
During a recent expedition two snow leopards were captured, fitted with satellite collars, and released for the first time in Afghanistan by a team of Wildlife Conservation Society conservationists and Afghan veterinarians conducting research.
According to a new study, the average Brit now sends as many as 50 texts each week, more than double what they sent 4 years ago. All told, they sent more than 150 billion text messages in 2011.
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