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Wild monkeys living in forests of Fukushima — the Japanese city that was the site of a nuclear
power plant meltdown
in 2011 — have lower blood cell counts than monkeys from northern Japan, and carry detectable levels of cesium in their bodies, ...
regulator vouched for the safety of two reactors in the country’s south, setting in motion the re-adoption of atomic power even as most Japanese remain skeptical after the Fukushima disaster of 2011.
In fading light and just a stone's throw from the most terrifying scenes during Japan's worst nuclear
accident, engineers resumed their race against time to defeat the next big threat: thousands of tonnes of irradiated water.
If all goes ...
In 1829, as Swedish chemist Jons Jakob Berzelius named a metallic element he had discovered after the Norse god of thunder and lightning, he surely had no inkling of its potential for unleashing enormous power. Yet today there's growing interest ...
Stigma, pay cuts and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan's 2011 nuclear
disaster. Now there's an additional factor: better-paying jobs in the feel-good solar energy ...
The operator of Japan's battered Fukushima nuclear
power plant has said it is having trouble with the early stages of an ice wall being built under broken reactors to contain radioactive water.
Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) has begun ...
In the three years since the Fukushima disaster, Japan's utilities have pledged $15 billion to harden their nuclear
plants against earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes and terrorist attacks.
But as Japan's nuclear
safety regulator prepares ...
Michael Mann, professor of meteorology at Penn State, dropped by Madison, Wis. last week, and we quizzed him about the state of the climate. Mann's post-doctoral work (1) thesis introduced the "hockey stick," a graph showing the accelerated pace ...
Human-caused climate change may already be out of control, as suggested in recent reports by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), confirming that a “tipping point” may already have arrived (1) with warming of the Arctic and (2) ...
Small underground nuclear
power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster started, the incoming head of the Nuclear
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has approved a new energy plan that promotes coal as a cheap, stable, long-term and efficient energy source, along with nuclear
power, while failing to set adequate renewable energy targets.
Global greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade were the "highest in human history", according to the world's leading scientific body for the assessment of climate change. Without further action, temperatures will increase by about 4 to 5C, ...
Owners of at least two dozen nuclear
reactors across the United States, including the operator of Indian Point 2, in Buchanan, N.Y., have told the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission that they cannot show that their reactors would withstand the most ...
World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming, a draft U.N. study to be approved this week shows.Government officials and top climate scientists will ...
Japan's Kyushu Electric Power Co has become the second nuclear
generator to seek state support this week as reactors across the country remain idled and industry losses mount three years after the Fukushima nuclear
For the first time since Japan's Fukushima nuclear
disaster more than three years ago, residents of a small district 20 km (12 miles) from the wrecked plant are about to be allowed to return home.
The Miyakoji area of Tamura, a ...
Before Fukushima and before Chernobyl, the world got its first nuclear
-power scare – the one at Three Mile Island 35 years ago Saturday that is indelibly etched in global consciousness and the one that remains an impediment to a nuclear
Tokyo will meet carbon reduction targets without the need to use carbon credits in its emissions trading scheme, mainly as a result of increased energy efficiency after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear
disaster threatened a crunch in power ...
Three years ago today we first learned of the on-going meltdown
at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
plant.TV screens showed long lens shots of concrete buildings exploding in showers of dust, worsening the burdens of one of Japan's worst ...
Japan`s Emperor and Empress, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and representatives of those who lost family members gathered in Tokyo today to observe the third anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 that caused one of the world`s ...
When doctors found several tiny nodules on his 12-year-old daughter's thyroid gland, Toshiyuki Kamei refused to let parental fear get the better of him. The symptoms are not uncommon, and the probability that they will develop into something more ...
A new report by the influential non-profit group National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) suggests that the US Nuclear
Regulatory Commission is still not adequately protecting American nuclear
reactors from the risk of hydrogen explosions such ...
opponents are often criticized for using the term "apocalypse" to describe the triple meltdown
/quadruple-explosion/endless-radiation gusher reality at Fukushima.
But PBS has now penetrated where ordinary journalists may not ...
Waging an impassioned political campaign, two retired prime ministers, including one of Japan’s most popular political figures, have tried to turn a local election in Tokyo into what they call Japan’s first referendum on the future of nuclear
The province of Fukushima in northeast Japan, devastated nearly three years ago by the earthquake and tsunami that caused a nuclear meltdown
at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
plant, has pledged to go 100 percent renewable by 2040.The ...