- An earthquake measuring 8.3 struck off Chile's coast on Wednesday, shaking buildings in the capital Santiago and leading to tsunami warnings being issued.
- On Monday, Tokyo Electric Power Corp. released 850 tonnes of previously radioactive groundwater into the sea for the first time since the 2011 meltdown.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental said on Tuesday it had approved Shell's request to carry out exploratory drilling off Alaska.
The political dimension
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Twitter that the Arctic was a 'unique treasure' and that drilling there was not worth the risk.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush responded to his rival, saying that her position to the left on President Obama on this issue made her 'extreme'.
The pages of 'The Drinkable Book' provide information about the importance of using clean water, while they also act as filters thanks to nanoparticles that kill bacteria.
Presenting the results of 25 trials in five different countries to the American Chemical Society, Dr. Teri Dankovich said that the book removed 99 percent of the bacteria in contaminated water.