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River prawns stop disease spread in West Africa

River prawns stop disease spread in West Africa

A research assistant holds a freshwater river prawn. The prawns feed on the snails that spread the virulent disease Schistosomiasis. Credit: Nicolas Jouanard / Upstream Alliance The Diama Dam that spans between Senegal and Mauritania in West Africa was intended to improve crop irrigation when it was built in 1986. But while preventing saltwater intrusion, […]

Criza nucleara de la Fukushima, departe de a se fi incheiat

Criza nucleara de la Fukushima, departe de a se fi incheiat

Cea mai grava criza nucleara din lume de dupa Cernobil, cea din 11 martie 2011, de la Fukushima, lasa si acum urmari. Atunci, cele patru reactoare ale centralei nucleare din Japonia, apartinand companiei locale TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), au avut de suferit grav din cauza unui cutremur masiv si a tsunami-ului care i-a urmat […]