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Of all the many kinds of waste, what's the most toxic garbage that humans produce?
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Of all the many kinds of waste, what's the most toxic garbage that humans produce?

Here are five top-of-the-line forms of waste that experts think the world is buckling under.

Respect the fungi, urges the Royal Botanic Garden in its global fungi report
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Respect the fungi, urges the Royal Botanic Garden in its global fungi report

The focus on fungi calls attention to the many vital, new uses the organism has to offer.

The real cost of uranium mining: The case of Tummalapalle
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The real cost of uranium mining: The case of Tummalapalle

Unheard of ailments, dying livestock, failed crops — villagers who live close to the Tummalapalle uranium mine in Andhra Pradesh believe the project is the cause of their myriad troubles

Fukushima farmers plant, pray for radiation-free rice
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Fukushima farmers plant, pray for radiation-free rice

Rice farmers in Fukushima are keeping their fingers crossed and hoping that this year's harvest meets the government safety standards unlike last year's, which exceeded limits because of radiation released when the March 2011 tsunami set off the world's second-worst nuclear accident.

Higher radiation detected off Japan's coast; but, safe for consumption
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Higher radiation detected off Japan's coast; but, safe for consumption

However, those results for the substance cesium-137 are far below the levels that are generally considered harmful to marine animals or people who eat seafood.

German police clash with thousands blocking nuclear train
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German police clash with thousands blocking nuclear train

German police battled thousands of anti-nuclear protestors today, many chained to railroad tracks, who have caused delays as they try to block a train carrying radioactive waste.