France unveils ambitious bill to boost green energyFrance’s government has unveiled a much-touted bill to reduce the country's dependency on nuclear energy and fossil fuels over the next four decades.
The rising cost of renewable energyGermans have been the most outspoken in Europe over the issue of nuclear security, leading to calls for more renewable energy. Changes have taken place, but ordinary consumers say...
Down To Earth
DOWN TO EARTH
Japan: Fukushima falloutIt'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.
Fukushima nuclear accident: Three years on, residents move back to danger areaThree years after the Fukushima disaster, residents have been allowed to return to live within what was previously a no-go area near the nuclear plant. It's the first time tha...
Greenpeace activists break into French nuclear power plantSeveral dozen Greenpeace activists snuck into a nuclear power plant in eastern France on Tuesday, in the latest break-in by the environmental group aimed at highlighting alleged la...
No nukes... at what cost? Fukushima three years on (part 2)Why is Japan’s government planning to restart its nuclear power plants even though public opinion is so squarely against? François Picard’s panel argues over the perils... and cost...
No nukes... at what cost? Fukushima three years onWhy is Japan’s government planning to restart its nuclear power plants even though public opinion is so squarely against? François Picard’s panel argues over the perils... and cost...
JAPAN AFTER FUKUSHIMA
Is Japan poised for a nuclear comeback?It's exactly three years since Japan was hit by a gigantic tsunami which destroyed the lives of thousands and crippled the Fukushima nuclear plant. In the aftermath of the dis...
Japan's Fukushima starts risky fuel rod removalWorkers at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant on Monday began the delicate job of removing radioactive fuel rods from a reactor building. A full decommissioning of the earthquake-dama...
Elevated radioactivity at UK's Sellafield nuclear plantUnusually high levels of radiation have been detected at Britain’s Sellafield nuclear facility but they do not require action, the site’s management said on Friday.
Train carrying nuclear waste derails near ParisFrench authorities on Monday said a train carrying nuclear waste has derailed in a Paris suburb, but no leaks, injuries or other problems have been reported.
Roll up for the Fukushima coach tour!Fukushima may still be a disaster zone, but that hasn't stopped coach-loads of tourists from coming to take the tour. The authorities have lifted the restrictions on some no-g...
The World This Week
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