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Cs-134/137 measured from 92 of 92 swallow nests in Fukushima / Highest density was 90,000 Bq/kg

On 5/22/2015, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology reported that they detected Cesium-134/137 from 92 of 92 swallow nests in Fukushima. Overall, Cs-134/137 was measured from 150 of 182 swallow nests collected in

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Breeding success of goshawk significantly dropping in North Kanto area / 0.1 μSv/h increase reduces 10% breeding

(Photo ; Accipiter gentilis [Wikipedia])   On 3/24/2015, Nagoya city university and NPO Goshawk protection fund published their report on Scientific Reports. In this report, they proved that the radioactive

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Stronger negative relationship of wild bird abundance and radiation level seen in Fukushima than Chernobyl

On 8/14/2014, Oxford Journals published the report about the negative relationship of wile bird abundance and radiation level commonly seen in Fukushima and Chernobyl on “Journal of Heredity”. The report

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Significant ratio of a sort of Japanese migratory bird has “abnormalities” in the tail feathers / Most born in 2011

↑ From wikipedia [URL]   13.8 % of a sort of Japanese migratory bird has “abnormalities” in the tail feathers, according to the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, whose president is

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142 wild birds found dead in Saitama / Test result of chemical material and avian flu were negative

According to Kazo city Saitama, 142 wild birds were found dead within a few hundreds of meters radius area before the noon of 7/13/2013. 46 were starlings, 29 were sparrows,

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Latest photo of Ukedo elementary school in Fukushima

Ukedo elementary school is in Namie-machi Fukushima. It’s 500m from the sea. The school facility still remains the same since after Tsunami attack of 311. Japanese government is preparing to

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Unusual number of avian lives found dead in Yokohama, municipal gov “H7N9 not detected”

Around 8:00 of 4/30/2013, unusual number of birds were found dead in Yokohama city. The location is near JR Kannai station. 20 dead crows and 1 dead pigeon were found

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Ducks in Aomori decreased since last year by over 50%

According to Wild Bird Society of Japan in Aomori and Hirosaki branch, the ducks in Aomori prefecture significantly decreased since last year. The survey was conducted on 1/13/2013. (2012→2013) Greater

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Steller’s sea eagle and white-tailed eagle to pass the winter in Iwate prefecture are the least since 1985

According to wild bird society of Japan, Steller’s sea eagle and white-tailed eagle to pass the winter in Iwate prefecture are the least since 1985. In Japan, these two kinds

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[Ecological effect] Swans significantly decreased in the hazard area

Swans come to Fukushima around this time every year. However, the number of swans coming back to Narahamachi is significantly decreased. Last July, Fukushima Diary reported the population of bird