Latest Bikini Atoll Stories

2010-02-12 10:15:00

Through laboratory soil cleanup methods, residents of Bikini, Enjebi and Rongelap Islands - where nuclear tests were conducted on the atolls and in the ocean surrounding them in the 1950s - could have lower radioactive levels than the average background dose for residents in the United States and Europe. The National Nuclear Security Administration's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists Bill Robison and Terry Hamilton calculated the radiation doses for people resettling Bikini,...

2009-05-25 14:26:00

NIVEA and Shay Todd Welcome Bikini Season with the "Good-bye Cellulite, Hello Bikini Challenge" and a Celebrity and Fun-filled Blowout! WILTON, Conn., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- NIVEA along with celebrity swimsuit designer Shay Todd hosted a Memorial Day Weekend Bikini Bash to celebrate the start of summer and the NIVEA "Good-bye Cellulite, Hello Bikini Challenge." Guests at the Malibu, CA bash included Kim Kardashian, Samaire Armstrong, Zach Braff and Jeremy Piven, to name a few. The event...

2009-04-03 15:06:42

Some parents are calling for a Michigan teen dance club to be shut down after it hosted a bikini contest for girls as young as 16. Police said Primal the Club of South Lyon did not violate any laws with the March 28 contest, which offered $500 in prizes, and city officials said club owners have tossed plans for similar contests in the future, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday. However, some parents are calling for the establishment, which can draw hundreds of teens between the ages of 14...

2009-03-26 12:45:00

Officials said on Thursday that the Marshall Islands are pressing the U.S. for more compensation for the damage caused by nuclear tests, after France announced it would pay its own victims, the AFP reported. Throughout 1946 and 1958, the U.S. conducted 67 atomic weapons tests on the atolls of Bikini and Enewetak in the Marshall Islands. Washington has paid out more than 500 million dollars in compensation for health and other problems reported by residents of the atolls and nearby areas...

2008-04-15 09:00:00

Half a century after the last earth-shattering atomic blast shook the Pacific atoll of Bikini, the corals are flourishing again. Some coral species, however, appear to be locally extinct.These are the findings of a remarkable investigation by an international team of scientists from Australia, Germany, Italy, Hawaii and the Marshall Islands. The expedition examined the diversity and abundance of marine life in the atoll.  One of the most interesting aspects is that the team dived into...

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  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.