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Fukushima continues to spew out radiation. The quantities seem to be rising, as do the impacts.
The site has been infiltrated by organized crime. There are horrifying signs of ecological disaster in the Pacific and human health impacts ...
The leaders of the United Nations and World Ban
k have hatched a plan to make sure everybody in the world has access to electricity by 2030. It would involve a huge ramp-up in electricity generation, including continued growth in renewables, and ...
The spruce man with the trim mustache and the grim-faced bodyguard is dozing in his seat. A flight attendant leaves him a hot towel, and then another. The bodyguard, who wears the uniform of the Kiribati National Police--the shoulder patch ...
People around the world are feeling the "wrath of a warming planet", U.N. Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon said on Tuesday, urging almost 200 governments to take tougher action to reach a deal in 2015 on fighting global warming.
Ban told ...
Policy makers are not keeping up with events. Just as the world’s climate-change negotiators met in Warsaw, Typhoon Haiyan was hitting the Philippines. And as they started their talks – aimed at keeping global temperature increases below 2C – the ...
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 ...
Political partiesThe origins of today's decision date back to May 2006 when the then prime minister, Tony Blair – heavily influenced by chief scientist Sir David King – said that Britain should rethink its energy policy to include ...
United Nations Secretary General Ban
Ki-moon has called upon the international community to quickly boost its financial investment in the fight against climate change, calling for an increase in funding for climate-change-combating technologies, ...
Green groups have praised a French court's decision to uphold a ban
on fracking and urged David Cameron to halt the "hugely risky process" in the UK.
France's constitutional court ruled late last week that a 2011 law ban
ning the ...
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 goes to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. The honor comes as the OPCW oversees the destruction by Syria of its chemical weapons ...
France's highest court on Friday upheld a government ban
on a controversial drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, in a defeat for a method that has revolutionized the oil and natural gas industry in the United States.
France’s constitutional court upheld a ban
on hydraulic fracturing, ruling that the law against the energy-exploration technique known as fracking is a valid means of protecting the environment.The 2011 law “conforms to the constitution” and ...
France and Bulgaria have already ban
ned it, and in Britain the government’s attempts to promote it have led to heated demonstrations in the countryside. It is complicating Germany’s attempts to wean itself from fossil fuels and forcing Russia to ...
All 30 of those arrested during a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling have now been charged with piracy by Russian authorities, and face trials that could see them jailed for up to 15 years. There are nationals of 18 different ...
A Conservative cabinet minister has claimed drilling for shale gas could make the "single biggest difference to the cost of living" for people in Britain.
Chris Grayling, the justice secretary, said he believes the controversial process ...
Two of Britain's leading scientists have urged the setting up of a world Sunpower Programme to deliver solar electricity that is cheaper than fossil fuel power by 2025. All countries should be invited to participate, say Sir David King, a former ...
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Friday unveiled its first major climate findings in six years. (Here`s our roundup of the findings; here`s background on the IPCC and its fifth assessment report.)
How did the world ...
AS the world barrels toward a climate crisis of its own making, my country stands at the precipice. In the Marshall Islands, like elsewhere in the Pacific, climate change is no longer a distant threat, nor at the doorstep. Climate change is here. ...
Forever is a long time.Definitely way too long for opponents of France’s first-in-the-world ban
on hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.Back when it was passed in 2011, many thought the ban
would be the final word on ...
Gregory Jaczko, former chairman of the US Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, accused Japanese officials of losing their "focus' despite being aware of the leakages since early in the crisis.
"It's been known for a long time that this would ...
The future of coal is getting darker.
Economic forces, pollution concerns and competition from cleaner fuels are slowly nudging nations around the globe away from the fuel that made the industrial revolution possible.
The U.S. ...
The ailing American coal industry, which has pinned its hopes on exports to counter a declining market at home, is scaling back its ambitions as demand from abroad starts to ebb as well.
Just south of here, New Elk Coal terminated its ...
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 ...
South Korea announced a ban
of all fish imports from eight of Japan's prefectures, citing concerns over possible environmental impacts regarding the recent and highly publicized leaks of contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi ...
South Korea has ban
ned all fish imports from a large area of Japan in response to growing concern over the possible environmental impact of recent leaks of highly toxic water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
In Japan, the ...