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Fears for whales, dolphins if ‘incredibly damaging’ seismic ocean blasts are approved

International oilfield services company Schlumberger and energy data provider TGS have proposed conducting seismic blasting with high-powered airguns over a 7.7-million-hectare area in Bass Strait.  Key points:The seismic blasts can record up to 250 decibels, louder than the Hiroshima bombThe blasts can deafen whales and dolphins and kill smaller species such as krillThere are also concerns about…
bubmag
August 25, 2022
Hiroshima

World should learn from Hiroshima – UN

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raises a copy of the third report of his Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance over the Ukraine war at the organization’s headquarters in New York City on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022 (August 4 in Manila). XINHUA PHOTO HIROSHIMA: "Humanity is playing…
bubmag
August 6, 2022
Hiroshima

Today in History: Aug. 6, U.S. drops atom bomb on Hiroshima

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2022. There are 147 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 6, 1945, during World War II, the U.S. B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb code-named “Little Boy” on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting…
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August 6, 2022
Hiroshima

Hiroshima vows nuke ban at 77th memorial amid Russia threat

TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima on Saturday remembered the atomic bombing 77 years ago as officials, including the head of the United Nations, warned against nuclear weapons buildup and as fears grow of another such attack amid Russia’s war on Ukraine. “Nuclear weapons are nonsense. They guarantee no safety — only…
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August 6, 2022
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UN chief going to Hiroshima for 77th anniversary of A-bomb

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Monday he will attend the 77th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing in Hiroshima, “at a time of nuclear danger not seen since the height of the Cold War.” The U.N. chief made the announcement in his speech on the opening…
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August 2, 2022
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A 17th-century mushroom cloud: The Wanggongchang explosion

This Week in China’s History: May 30, 1626 A flash of light blinds the residents of Beijing on a spring morning. Thousands of homes are incinerated; many thousands more are shaken by a low rumbling that extends hundreds of miles from the source of the light, south of the Forbidden…
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June 1, 2022
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The first atomic bombs: Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Home References The mushroom cloud over Hiroshima following the detonation of the atomic bomb (Image credit: Getty/ Roger Viollet / Contributor) On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States detonated atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two small cities in Japan. Still the only use of nuclear weapons against…
bubmag
March 11, 2022