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18/4/2014
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) ...   
18/4/2014
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 ...   
15/4/2014
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. Shortly ...   
12/4/2014
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, ...   
6/4/2014
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 ...   
6/4/2014
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 ...   
1/4/2014
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 disaster. Kyushu ...   
31/3/2014
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 ...   
30/3/2014
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 ...   
15/3/2014
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 ...   
12/3/2014
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 ...   
11/3/2014
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 ...   
9/3/2014
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 ...   
8/3/2014
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 ...   
2/3/2014
Nuclear 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 ...   
7/2/2014
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 ...   
5/2/2014
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 ...   
2/2/2014
Can it really be true that Lady Judge, a wafer-thin 68-year-old with a ruffed collar and a French bun, is the saviour of Japan's nuclear industry -- and, arguably, its economy too? Granted, the American-born Brit radiates formidability: ...   
15/1/2014
The iconic Doomsday Clock remains poised at five minutes until midnight, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced today (Jan. 14).The clock is no doomsday device — rather, it's a visual metaphor for ...   
12/1/2014
Last week when I laid out seven misconceptions about energy shared by the public and policymakers, the pushback I received had little to do with the actual data I used to demonstrate my point. This is probably because the data are from official ...   
11/1/2014
The roll call of U.S. sailors who say their health was devastated when they were irradiated while delivering humanitarian help near the stricken Fukushima nuke is continuing to soar. So many have come forward that the progress of their ...   
10/1/2014
It`s been almost three years since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, but the Japan Atomic Energy Agency is still trying to figure out what went wrong. The agency`s latest effort will be to recreate the meltdown in a controlled setting ...   
13/12/2013
Small, nearly meltdown-proof nuclear reactors are receiving a big boost from the U.S. Department of Energy. The department will give a company in Corvallis, Oregon, as much as $226 million to develop so-called "small modular reactors," which can ...   
13/12/2013
The Energy Department will give a small company in Corvallis, Ore., up to $226 million to advance the design of tiny nuclear reactors that would be installed under water, making meltdown far less likely and opening the door to markets around the ...   
6/12/2013
Japan is finding the alternatives to nuclear power pollute more or come with higher fuel costs, limiting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s scope to reshape the energy industry almost three years after the meltdown in Fukushima. The government ...   

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