A Resource Bounty: Vast Water Supplies Discovered Under Earth’s Continental Shelves

The technological advances leading to the extraction of shale gas and shale oil are revolutionizing the world’s energy markets.  Now, the discovery of vast quantities of low-salinity water under Earth’s continental shelves is further evidence that occurrences of future natural resources are unpredictable, their limits bounded only by human innovation and discovery. In a report

Radiation, Water Quality and the Fukushima Disaster

On March 11, 2011, Japan’s Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant withstood shaking from the fourth largest earthquake recorded worldwide in over one hundred years. However, the 19 foot-high seawall separating the facility from potential oceanic onslaughts could not withstand the tsunami that followed. The plant flooded, electrical power to the cooling system was lost,