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Cyclone Pam devastated the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu just as UN officials and insurers gathered in Japan this week for a long-planned conference on disaster risk reduction. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates that the cyclone ...
On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy's High Bridge Generating Station offers an iconic view of the current state of electrical generation in the United States. Opened in 2008 as a replacement for an aging coal plant, the ...
Neon pink and yellow banners flutter along the roadsides, their gentle flapping breaking an eerie stillness. The houses here are shut tight, the streets are nearly deserted, the fields that once sprouted rice, tomatoes and cucumbers are ...
The operator of the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
power plant said Tuesday that it had neglected to stop a leak of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean since last May. The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., said it had first detected the ...
Two days after a major New England blizzard contributed to the shutdown of the Pilgrim Nuclear
Power Station in Plymouth, Mass., the facility remains closed.
Due to climate change, more of the most extreme precipitation events, such as ...
A worker at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
power plant has died after falling into an empty water storage tank, in the latest of a series of accidents at the site of the worst nuclear
disaster for a quarter of a century.
industry and its supporters have contrived a variety of narratives to justify and explain away nuclear
catastrophes, writes John Downer. None of them actually hold water, yet they serve their purpose - to command political and media ...
Republicans and the nuclear
power sector are hopeful that GOP control of the Senate will improve the political landscape for an industry that hasn’t opened a new generator in nearly two decades.As Senate Democrats this week held their ...
In the late 1970s amateur radio operators began hearing raucous bursts of electronic chatter flooding the airwaves and interfering with normal operations. Cutting across the high-frequency bands, the staccato signals resembled a rapidly chopping ...
Germany has been credited for paving Europe’s way to a renewables-led, zero-carbon future. But the world’s true climate champion is Denmark, which has just set the bar another notch higher than Germany by proposing to accelerate its phase out of ...
Japan has moved closer to a return to nuclear
power, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster, after a town in the country’s south-west voted to approve two reactors coming back online.
Nineteen of 26 assembly members in ...
Among the usual commercials for beer, noodles and cars on South Korean TV, one item stands in marked contrast.
A short film by a government advisory body carries a stark message: the nation faces a crisis over storing its spent nuclear
Three years after Japan closed all of its nuclear
plants in the wake of the Fukushima meltdown
and Germany decided to shut its industry, developing countries are leading the biggest construction boom in more than two decades.
Even several years after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear
power plant disaster, food contaminated from the meltdown
is still harming animals, according to a new study. Specifically, butterflies eating food collected from cities around the site showed ...
power in the UK has turned out much safer than environmentalists worried it would be.
Friends of the Earth, which feared the threat of a catastrophic Chernobyl-style meltdown
in the UK, is now less concerned. Fear of nuclear
Whatever you may imagine, “peak oil” has not been discredited as a concept, a statement no less true for “peak fossil fuels.” Think of them instead as postponed. We are, after all, on a finite planet that, by definition, holds a finite amount ...
For all Angela Merkel's headline-grabbing "green revolution", Germany's image as a world leader on environmental policies is in danger of falling under the shadow of the smoke stack and a cloud of exhaust fumes.
Increasing dependence on ...
The governor of disaster-struck Fukushima agreed Monday to accept the "temporary" storage of nuclear
waste from the Japanese accident, paving the way for an end to a years-long standoff.
Yuhei Sato has been cajoled and lavished with the ...
The impact of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear
on the region`s young people is starting to add up.
104 of the area`s 300,000 young people who were under 18 at the time of the disaster have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, ...
In July, when the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced it would move forward with its plan to construct an "ice wall" around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
power plant's failed reactors, it seemed like a step backwards. In June, the ...
Jin Peisheng, a drilling rig foreman, knows the challenges of trying to extract natural gas from a coal seam under the cornfields here in north-central China.
Cracks in the subterranean coal are flooded with water that needs to be pumped ...
A $1 billion lawsuit accuses the Japanese nuclear
energy company Tepco of lying about radiation levels.
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The article was ...
Europe's ageing nuclear
fleet will undergo more prolonged outages over the next few years, reducing the reliability of power supply and costing plant operators many millions of dollars.Nuclear power provides about a third of the European ...
An investigation into the impacts of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
disaster has found that radiation may be harming wildlife in the area.
In a series of new studies, published this week in the Journal of Heredity, scientists found ...
Compared to the Chernobyl meltdown
, the levels of radiation released by the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant disaster in 2011 were a drop in the bucket. Even so, a new series of studies has shown that certain types of birds, plants and insects in ...