Category Archives: Science

Port Simpson to Prince Rupert

In June, Dana Durnford arrived home after spending 160 days on the ocean, an epic voyage which he calls the ‘Expedition for Life’. Dana lives on the Sunshine Coast, the mainland and chain of islands that stretches for a hundred … Continue reading

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Flora and Fauna and Fission

In my previous post I was banging on about a tv programme that was broadcast in Australia at the weekend. It was called Spies, Lords and Predators and was an expose of the Westminster child sex abuse scandal. The programme … Continue reading

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An Ocean Dies

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying. The mass die-offs of wildlife on the west coast of North America continues apace. From Mexico up to … Continue reading

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Morality the Media and Megan Rice

I’m not going to go into a rant about the result of the 2015 UK general election, which in the ‘first past the post’ system gave the Conservative party a slim majority with just 37% of those who could be … Continue reading

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Mermaids and Muons

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) issued a report this week which stated that a muon scan found no fuel inside the No.1 reactor vessel at Fukushima Daiichi (here). TEPCO propose that the corium (melted reactor core) is still inside … Continue reading

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Fukushima 4th Anniversary

In early May of 1986 a friend and I were on a hiking holiday in the far north of Scotland. This was a week or so after the Chernobyl reactor No.4 blew its top. We were hiking along the coast … Continue reading

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The Caldicott Symposium 2015

Organised by Helen Caldicott, it was a two day event, Feb 28th and March 1st, held at the New York Academy of Medicine called ‘The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction’, and was billed as: ‘A unique, two-day symposium with an … Continue reading

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The Pacific Ocean and Geoff Palko RIP

Due to ongoing computer problems I haven’t been able to do much on this blog, but thought I should give some kind of update on the Dana Durnford saga. In my previous post about this, Assassins and Asylums, I related … Continue reading

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Assassins and Asylums

This is now my third post about Dana Durnford’s ‘Expedition for Life’, a voyage around the coast of British Columbia to document how much of the flora and fauna has been damaged by Fukushima. The funding for the expedition has … Continue reading

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Intrepid II Goes Forth

In a previous post I was talking about a YouTube user called BeautifulGirlByDana, real name Dana Durnford. Well, earlier this month, using 600 bucks of donations from his YouTube followers, Dana and his friend Terry spent nine days photographing the … Continue reading

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