In the News this Week: Chernobyl

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In 1986, the world’s worst nuclear accident blanketed radiation over Chernobyl, Ukraine. The human population left the area while the effects of radiation reduced wildlife populations. Almost 30 years later, the wildlife population has abundantly bounced back. Data shows rising trends in wolves, elk, and wild boar. Is this proof of the resilience of wildlife? Check out our resources about Chernobyl, and its effects on both the human and wildlife populations.

Wildlife thriving in abandoned Chernobyl zone


Cover image for Chernobyl : crime without punishment

Available at the Verde Valley Campus Library

Cover image for Radiation : what it is, what you need to know

Available at the Prescott and Verde Valley Campus Library 


Cover image for The lessons of Chernobyl 25 years later

Available in the Ebrary Ebook Database

Cover image for Wormwood forest a natural history of Chernobyl

Available in the Ebrary Ebook Database


Radioactive Reserve. (2009). Earth Island Journal, 24(2), 7-9.
Available through Ebsco Database

By Courtney
By Courtney