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New soil study confirms 1943 Bengal famine was caused by Winston Churchill’s policies, not drought

New soil study confirms 1943 Bengal famine was caused by Winston Churchill’s policies, not drought

The 1943 Bengali famine was caused by then-British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s policies and not drought, a group of Indian and American researchers have found in a study published in the journal, Geophysical Research Letters. The researchers came to this conclusion by using weather data to simulate the amount of moisture present in the soil during six major Indian famines, those… Read more →

The Chernobyl Syndrome

The Chernobyl Syndrome

A worker measuring radiation after the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in northern Ukraine, August 1986 On the night of April 25, 1986, during a planned maintenance shutdown at the Chernobyl power plant in northern Ukraine, one of the four reactors overheated and began to burn. As plant engineers scrambled to regain control of it, they thought for… Read more →

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