This must-see video shows the effects that Fukushima nuclear fallout is having on foliage at the Halifax, Nova Scotia public gardens. Leaves are discolored, frayed, curled, with holes in them and spots on them. This is in far eastern Canada, and almost as far as you can get away from Fukushima and still be in North America. This is really a global phenomenon.
My yard is actually worse than this, every tree and plant is showing signs of distress. The peach tree has a few scrubby leaves left, it’s almost dead. I do not recall seeing any peaches on it this year. The pear tree is in better shape, though its leaves have holes and discolorations too. My morning glories on the fence died after a rainstorm a few weeks ago, with the exception of one plant (the only Turbina Corymbosa). There are morning glory plants growing under an awning, and they are fine, except for a few leaves which extend out and have rain falling on them. These leaves are discolored and have holes.
The second video shows elevated radiation levels and the mysterious black substance in Brazil. It appears that this black stuff is not confined to Japan, and is now traveling to the southern hemisphere.