Contaminated water leaking from the Fukushima nuclear power station is the most serious incident to plague the crippled plant since its meltdown in March 2011 and may derail Japan's bid for the 2020 Olympic games.
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 21, 2013) As a result of the economic crisis, many municipalities in Spain have sold their public water utilities to private companies. Now some local communities are finding out that the water supply networks ... watch video
AFP (Aug. 27, 2013) Firefighters report progress battling a huge blaze on the edge of Yosemite National Park, but warn it remains an "extreme" threat as it nears the top US tourist destination and San Francisco's water ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (May 9, 2014) Traces of radioactive isotopes are found in water following a leak at the Duke Energy nuclear power plant in Oconee County, South Carolina. Gavino Garay reports.
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AFP (Sep. 3, 2013) The Pacific Islands Forum kicks off in the Marshall Islands with a colourful ceremony. Some of the world's smallest nations will use the summit to push the globe's biggest polluters to finally act on ... watch video
AP (Sep. 5, 2013) The first video footage showing streams of ground water flowing through the basement of the damaged unit one Fukushima reactor was released on Thursday by TEPCO. (Sept. ... watch video
Sep. 1, 2015 A team of geologists and physicists has generated the world's first global map of antineutrino emissions. The map provides an important baseline image of the energy budget of Earth's interior and ... read more
Sep. 1, 2015 As governments and industries expand their use of high-decibel seismic surveys to explore the ocean bottom for resources, experts from eight universities or organizations say new global standards and ... read more
Sep. 1, 2015 At the bottom of a frigid Antarctic lake, a thin layer of green slime is generating a little oasis of oxygen, a team of researchers has found. It's the first modern replica ... read more
Sep. 1, 2015 A newly published research study that combines effects of warming temperatures from climate change with stream acidity projects average losses of around 10 percent of stream habitat for coldwater ... read more
Aug. 18, 2015 An international research team reports results of a three-year study of sediment samples collected offshore from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The research aids in understanding what ... read more
Feb. 14, 2012 Seismic risk at the Fukushima nuclear plant increased after the magnitude 9 earthquake that hit Japan last March, scientists report. The new study, which uses data from over 6,000 earthquakes, shows ... read more
Apr. 7, 2011 Since the double disaster of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that affected hundreds of thousands of people and seriously damaged the Fukushima Daichi power plant in Japan on 11 March 2011, ... read more