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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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2016-05-02 fashion

Fast fashion: Wearing the world out

Unlike other industries, the price of clothing has gone down over the last few decades, but at what cost?

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2016-04-15 agriculture

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The world’s population is set to rise to 10 billion by 2050 and the large majority will live in cities. It means fewer resources to be shared among many. So how will we feed...

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2016-04-01 Zika virus

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2016-03-29 Famine

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Environmental migrants: The neglected refugees

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