It has been confusing to try to follow the news from Japan, regarding the situation at nuclear power plants. Treehugger this morning printed an array of articles about the crisis, the most helpful of which, for me, was this one by Michael Graham Richard of Ottawa, Canada: Mini-FAQ about Japan’s nuclear power plant crisis
Another good one from Treehugger today was a piece about radiation exposure by Matthew McDermott in NYC: How Much Radiation Exposure Do You Normally Get Every Year?
I can’t vouch for the accuracy of either article, by the way, and the misinformation has been flying. But Treehugger has the staffing and desire to get things right, and I have appreciated their coverage of this tragedy.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.