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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
The government ...
Japan's ruling party could set up a British-style agency to shut down the wrecked Fukushima nuclear
plant, taking control of a project now managed by the station's embattled operator, a senior party policymaker said on Thursday.
A huge ...
Abrupt climate change is not only imminent, it's already here. The rapid dwindling of summer Arctic sea ice has outpaced all scientific projections, which will have impacts on everything from atmospheric circulation to global shipping. And ...
Japan’s announcement last week that it would not meet its promise to sharply reduce its carbon emissions met a chorus of disapproval from around the world.Delegates at the international climate talks in Warsaw lamented Japan’s move as a ...
The catastrophic triple meltdown
at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
plant in March 2011 was "a warning to the world" about the hazards of nuclear
power and contained lessons for the British government as it plans a new generation of nuclear
A new study finds that radioactive Iodine from Fukushima has caused a significant increase in hypothyroidism among babies in California, 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean.A new study of the effects of tiny quantities of radioactive ...
Japan said on Friday it was dramatically scaling back its greenhouse gas emissions target after the Fukushima nuclear
accident forced the country to turn to fossil-fuel burning energy sources.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said ...
power industry is melting down in America, and in the rest of the Western Hemisphere too.
Nuclear plants still generate nearly 20 percent of electricity in the U.S. But a report by investment research firm Morningstar in its ...
A deep sea mission of genuine exploration Legacy of Britain's great flood Can UK science navigate around the Valley of Death Is graphene really a wonder-material?
A task of extraordinary delicacy and danger is about to begin at Japan's ...
While David Cameron was donning hard hat and overalls at Hinkley Point last month to announce the construction of the first nuclear
reactor since the Fukushima disaster, coxless fours were rowing silently past Krümmel nuclear
plant near ...
Until March 2011, Tokue Hosokawa had only to peer through the window of his home in Iitate village to confirm that all was well with his 100-year-old family business.
The 130 or so horses that once roamed this sprawling farm in Fukushima ...
Back in the early 1970s, U.S. utility companies, frustrated with growing public unease about nuclear
power that made it difficult for them to find sites for new plants, came up with a wild brainstorm. Why not put full-sized nuclear
power plants ...
As Hurricane Sandy barreled ashore a year ago, the storm forced the shutdown of several Northeast coastal nuclear
power reactors, including the Oyster Creek plant on the Jersey Shore, which took the brunt of Sandy's huge storm surge. Another ...
okyo is bracing itself for the landfall of Typhoon Wipha, which is expected to arrive Wednesday with the strength of a Category 1 hurricane before it moves north along the Japan coast toward the beleaguered Fukushima nuclear
campus.Tokyo's 30 ...
1 Stay cool, dry
Britain is expected to get more extremes of heat and rainfall, so prepare for more severe floods, longer droughts and more powerful storms. No one knows quite what the effect over time will be of a slowing Gulf stream, ...
Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the meltdown
-plagued Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear
plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them ...
A string of plant closures, project cancellations and other setbacks has raised new doubts about the future of nuclear
power in the United States, but there's disagreement about whether the retrenchment will be limited and temporary or the ...
Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has told workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
power plant that "the future of Japan" depends on their ongoing struggle to contain leaks of highly radioactive water at the site.
Abe's brief visit to ...
The Fukushima disaster changed the course of Japanese energy policy but has barely registered on the UK public's opinion of nuclear
power, new research to be published today reveals.
Today 32 per cent of the UK supports nuclear
power and ...
Honest and informed people disagree passionately about nuclear
power. Supporters maintain that nuclear
power offers affordable low-carbon electricity and is thus a vital tool in attempts to curb climate change. Opponents say the technology is ...
Tokyo Electric Power Co, the beleaguered operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear
plant, said it appointed a former U.S. nuclear
regulatory official as an adviser - a sign that it is prepared to reach out for foreign expertise in the face of ...
A country struggling to cope with an ongoing nuclear
disaster might not seem the obvious choice to host the Olympics.But Japan on Sunday was awarded the right to host the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.How did Japan’s leaders win the ...
South Korea has extended its ban on Japanese fisheries products over fears of contamination from the crippled Fukushima nuclear
Consumption of fish products in South Korea has dropped sharply in recent weeks as Japanese workers ...
Once upon a time, when the nuclear
industry was shiny and new, it simply burned uranium. Now, old and tarnished, it burns money. From the promise of nuclear
electricity being too cheap to meter, we now have costs that are too great to ...
Japan is to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into building a frozen wall around the Fukushima nuclear
plant to stop leaks of radioactive water.
Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said an estimated 47bn yen ($473m, £304m) would be ...