Thursday, March 31, 2016

Link roundup

1. "Five years after an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, Japanese authorities say a long-planned 'ice wall' around the leaking facility can be turned on."

The underground refrigeration system that should create the frozen barrier was completed last month — more than a year behind schedule
2. "Climate Change Opens Up the First Luxury Cruise Route in the Arctic"
coast guard officials from the US and Canada will train for a cruise ship catastrophe: a mass rescue from a luxury liner on its maiden voyage through the remote and deathly cold waters between the Northwest Passage and the Bering Strait.

The prospect of just such a disaster occurring amid the uncharted waters and capricious weather of the Arctic is becoming all too real.
3. Storm custom action figure by Loose Collector available at ebay.