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message 1: by Kenny (new)

Kenny Chaffin (kennychaffin) It seems some birds have adapted to and actually benefit from Chernobyl's radiation contamination.

"Birds Adapting to Chernobyl's Radiation
April 26, 2014 | by Janet Fang

Nearly three decades since the disaster, and it seems the birds living in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl are adapting to long-term radiation exposure. And some of them aren’t even just coping, they appear to be benefiting......"

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message 2: by Kenny (new)

Kenny Chaffin (kennychaffin) And there is a great PBS documentary I saw a while back:

Radioactive Wolves:

message 3: by Mel (new)

Mel | 96 comments Oh, cool! I wish I'd seen this earlier! :)

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