The weekday report for the topics and people that are trending on
Yahoo! and across the Web for Wednesday April 25, 2012.
Research by Search editor Liz Streng
An anniversary of a nuclear plant meltdown brought countries together to help rebuild its shelter, but a coincident act of nature panicked citizens distrustful of the government that tried to hide the disaster. In animal news, a fast-food eatery may change the way we eat, or at least treat our food source, by pledging a more humane take-out. And a glimmer of hope is sparked by photos of a rare feline.
Below, what readers have been tracking online.
Chernobyl: Countries commemorated the 26th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear disaster. Ukraine at last began building a new shelter, which will weigh 20,000 tons and be finished in 2015, to replace the decaying "sarcophagus" that housed the nuclear power plant. President Viktor Yanukovych thanked countries who donated to the Chernobyl Shelter Fund.
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