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Latest update : 2014-05-29

Japan: Fukushima fallout

It's more than three years since an earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant and authorities are still battling to contain the fallout.

Millions of tonnes of radioactive waste are accumulating in the region, prompting a cleanup that is expected to take decades. At the same time, communities are slowly showing signs of recovery.

France 24's team from Down to Earth went to Fukushima to meet the people leading efforts to decontaminate the polluted environment.

By Mairead DUNDAS , Guillaume BRESSION , Marina BERTSCH , Juliette LACHARNAY , Anna-Gaëlle Brault

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2014-09-21 environment

Global warming: A drowning planet

Rising sea levels are an inevitable consequence of global warming. Scientific research indicates that sea levels worldwide have been rising at a rate of 0.14 inches (3.5...

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2014-06-22 water

Microplastics: The planet's tiny threat

Tiny plastic particles, barely visible, are infecting the world's sea and oceans, where they're being eaten by fish and other aquatic species before making their way up the food...

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2014-06-09 technology

Biomimicry: Hacking nature

Biomimicry is the science of mimicking life. Have millions of years of evolution churned out all the answers?

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2014-05-25 technology

Japan: Robots that care

This week, Down to Earth explores Japan's efforts to embrace robots to fill the gap left by a growing shortage of manpower.It's no secret that Japan is facing a demographic...

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