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EPA says it isn't monitoring an estimated 161,000 abandoned mines - many of these mines will be leaching destructive elements into our environment with long-term effects.

EPA says it isn't monitoring an estimated 161,000 abandoned mines - many of these mines will be leaching destructive elements into our environment with long-term effects.

Chernobyl - The ghost town is still relatively untouched from the day of the disaster. An abandoned amusement park, empty schoolrooms, and ruined houses are an eerie and sobering reminder and a memorial to the disaster's victims. The area will be unsfafe to inhabit for another 20,000 years.

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Chernobyl - The ghost town is still relatively untouched from the day of the disaster. An abandoned amusement park, empty schoolrooms, and ruined houses are an eerie and sobering reminder and a memorial to the disaster's victims. The area will be unsfafe to inhabit for another 20,000 years.

Chernobyl - April 26, 1986 The most terrible nuclear disaster in the world's history. Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia most affected.

Chernobyl - April 26, 1986 The most terrible nuclear disaster in the world's history. Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia most affected.

'A new book from National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig documents the worst nuclear disaster in history with sobering but stunning images. Ludwig visited Chernobyl nine times in 20 years to tell the stories of the lives of the victims, the exclusion zone and the abandoned city of Pripyat. ..

The long shadow of Chernobyl

'A new book from National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig documents the worst nuclear disaster in history with sobering but stunning images. Ludwig visited Chernobyl nine times in 20 years to tell the stories of the lives of the victims, the exclusion zone and the abandoned city of Pripyat. ..

Along with the hard-hitting reality of the complex problems that affects the whole country, not just this city, there is an unlikely dose of optimism however. Counteracting the 25% loss of population, we learn of a reported 59% increase in young people moving  into downtown Detroit, many of whom are artists drawn to cheap housing (some houses can be purchased for less than $6, 000). Neglected Victorian mansions and abandoned industrial warehouses are being re-appropriated by artists and…

Along with the hard-hitting reality of the complex problems that affects the whole country, not just this city, there is an unlikely dose of optimism however. Counteracting the 25% loss of population, we learn of a reported 59% increase in young people moving into downtown Detroit, many of whom are artists drawn to cheap housing (some houses can be purchased for less than $6, 000). Neglected Victorian mansions and abandoned industrial warehouses are being re-appropriated by artists and…

Petition to sign and share. 1 13 2013. End Dog-Meat Trade in the Philippines  Target: United States Ambassador of the Philippines  Goal: Encourage the enforcement of laws banning the slaughter of dogs for meat.  Nearly 500,000 dogs are killed for meat in the Philippines every year. Interestingly enough, the Animal Welfare Act was put into place in the Philippines in 1998, banning the slaughter of dogs for consumption purposes. However, it is clear that these laws are not being enforced.

Petition to sign and share. 1 13 2013. End Dog-Meat Trade in the Philippines Target: United States Ambassador of the Philippines Goal: Encourage the enforcement of laws banning the slaughter of dogs for meat. Nearly 500,000 dogs are killed for meat in the Philippines every year. Interestingly enough, the Animal Welfare Act was put into place in the Philippines in 1998, banning the slaughter of dogs for consumption purposes. However, it is clear that these laws are not being enforced.

Glasgow Necropolis in Glasgow, Glasgow City (There’s nothing more sobering than a wander around a cemetery, particularly after a pint. Just behind the brewery in Wishart Street is the Necropolis, which has been described as a ‘unique representation of Victorian Glasgow’. The large ornate memorials, designed by leading Glaswegian architects, such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, were erected in honour of wealthy merchants. It is on a hill and has a great view over the city. The Necropolis, where…

Glasgow Necropolis in Glasgow, Glasgow City (There’s nothing more sobering than a wander around a cemetery, particularly after a pint. Just behind the brewery in Wishart Street is the Necropolis, which has been described as a ‘unique representation of Victorian Glasgow’. The large ornate memorials, designed by leading Glaswegian architects, such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, were erected in honour of wealthy merchants. It is on a hill and has a great view over the city. The Necropolis, where…

The Best Way to Find Solutions to the Problems that Caregivers Face Each Day | Alzheimer's Reading Room

The Best Way to Find Solutions to the Problems that Caregivers Face Each Day

The Best Way to Find Solutions to the Problems that Caregivers Face Each Day | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Pripyat, Ukraine: the carnival that was being built for May Day was abandoned and left to rot, as was the rest of Pripyat. The city boasted approx. 50,000 workers of Chernobyl and their families, but became a ghost town almost overnight. While the area is still an exclusion zone, tours can be arranged and rumors abound that some people still live in the area.

Pripyat, Ukraine: the carnival that was being built for May Day was abandoned and left to rot, as was the rest of Pripyat. The city boasted approx. 50,000 workers of Chernobyl and their families, but became a ghost town almost overnight. While the area is still an exclusion zone, tours can be arranged and rumors abound that some people still live in the area.

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