Monday, 28 December 2015 12:22

Are Humans Worse than Chernobyl?

DEC 18, 2015
 
 The scientific community is still arguing about the impact radiation is having on the ecosystem surrounding the Chernobyl reactor. A recent research shows that the number of large mammals at Chernobyl is similar to that in uncontaminated nature reserves in Belarus and that there isn’t dissimilarity between the zones with different levels of contamination. But the unexpected result comes from the comparison with the areas outside the Chernobyl zone: here the effects of human habitation seem to have been a lot worse than the radiations of reactor, confirming that the habitat loss and fragmentation is a primary cause of declining global biodiversity.
 
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