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Fukushima finishes purification process of stored radioactive water 27.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
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Why India is captured by carbon - The Guardian 27.5.2015 google news
Why India is captured by carbon The Guardian Even with stringent policy action to increase the deployment of renewables and increase energy efficiency, “coal use is projected by all but one study to be more than two times current levels”. (Although India has a small nuclear industry – which ...
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Deal reached to clean up radioactive sludge at nuclear site 27.5.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
An agreement has been reached to clean up the radioactive K West Basin on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site.
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Deal reached to clean up radioactive sludge at nuclear site 27.5.2015 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- An agreement has been reached to clean up a radioactive basin on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site, two federal agencies said Tuesday....
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From the archive, 26 May 1961: Kennedy asks for moon mission funding 26.5.2015 Guardian: Science

President tells Congress that an estimated $7,000m to $9,000m would be needed to meet Russia’s challenge in outer space

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South China Sea tensions escalate as China unveils plans for lighthouses 26.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

China to project naval power further from its shores, as construction increases on reefs in waters also claimed by nations including Vietnam and the Philippines

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EDF expects resistance as it tackles generous staff perks 26.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Electricity company looking at long-held privileges, such as a 32-hour working week, extra holidays and discounted energy bills

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French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use 26.5.2015 AP Business
PARIS (AP) -- France's lower house of parliament is to vote on a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures....
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China Nuclear Firm Plans Biggest Domestic IPO in 5 Years 25.5.2015 Wall St. Journal: Policy
China National Nuclear Power Corp., one of the top two state nuclear-power giants, will raise as much as $2.16 billion in what is set to be the country’s largest domestic initial public offering in five ...
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Forget HS2 – for real renewal, rebuild our crumbling coastline | Patrick Barkham 25.5.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Much has been done for this rich resource. But ideas such as a coastal pathway could benefit us all The acquisition of a 140-acre farm on the limestone headland of the Great Orme may not appear momentous, but this small Welsh treasure protected by the National Trust is the latest step in a journey that has transformed the character of our coast. Fifty years ago, Britain’s biggest coastal landowner was the Ministry of Defence. More than five miles of pristine coastline were being lost each year – to caravan parks, oil refineries and nuclear power stations. The wild coastline that remained was usually fenced off or overgrown. Open space by the sea brings health benefits, solace, artistic inspiration and exhilaration to every ...
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‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity 25.5.2015 Wired Top Stories
‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity
China warned over 'insane' plans for new nuclear power plants 25.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

He Zuoxiu, a leading Chinese scientist, says the country is not investing enough in safety controls after lifting of post-Fukushima disaster reactor ban

China’s plans for a rapid expansion of nuclear power plants are “insane” because the country is not investing enough in safety controls, a leading Chinese scientist has warned.

Proposals to build plants inland, as China ends a moratorium on new generators imposed after the Fukushima disaster in March 2011, are particularly risky, the physicist He Zuoxiu said, because if there was an accident it could contaminate rivers that hundreds of millions of people rely on for water and taint groundwater supplies to vast swathes of important farmlands.

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Japan under-estimated Fukushima tsunami risk: IAEA 25.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of ' Japan under-estimated Fukushima tsunami risk: IAEA ' at newkerala.com.
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Hijacking the Anthropocene 24.5.2015 Truthout.com
How the anti-green Breakthrough Institute misrepresents science to advance a technocratic agenda and undermine grassroots environmentalism. “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.” —Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass— What can lobbyists do when science contradicts their political messages? Some simply deny the science, as many conservatives do with climate change. Others pretend to embrace the science, while ignoring or purging the disagreeable content. That’s what the Breakthrough Institute (BTI) is doing with one of the most widely discussed issues in 21st century science, the proposal to define a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. BTI has been described as “the leading big money, anti-green, pro-nuclear think tank in the United States, dedicated to propagandizing capitalist technological-investment ‘solutions’ to climate change.” [1] Founded in 2003 by lobbyist Michael Shellenberger and pollster Ted ...
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EDF Bids for Areva's Reactor Unit 24.5.2015 Wall St. Journal: US Business
French state-controlled power utility EDF made a preliminary offer for the reactor unit of nuclear-engineering firm Areva of €2 billion ($2.2 billion).
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One year after the Isla Vista massacre, a father's gun control mission is personal 23.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

In May 2014, six people were killed in a mass shooting that forced America to confront its society’s ingrained misogyny, and one father to demand ‘not one more’ be killed by guns

In 1988, the photographer Richard Misrach found a couple of Playboy magazines that had been used for target practice near the Nevada Nuclear Test Site, where more than a thousand US and British nuclear weapons had been detonated.

As he looked, a breeze ruffled the pages of the magazine. Every page had a starry constellation of bullet holes scattered across it. Misrach later recalled: “I realized that the women on the covers of both magazines were the intended targets, but that the violence that was directed specifically at the women symbolically penetrated every layer of our society. Every aspect of our society … was riddled with violence.”

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Who are the first victims of climate change? 22.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Climate change is all about degrees.
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Engie will not acquire struggling Areva 22.5.2015 Financial Times: Energy
Utility boss will consider joint ventures as government looks for solutions for ailing industry
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Magnox nuclear decommissioning consortium to cut up to 1,600 jobs 21.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Cavendish Fluor Partnership says plans reflect ‘stepdowns’ in work at nuclear plants around UK

The new private consortium that recently won the £4.2bn management contract for the decommissioning of 12 Magnox nuclear power stations has revealed plans to cut up to 1,600 jobs.

Cavendish Nuclear, a division of Babcock International, plus its US partner Fluor, said the cuts reflected “planned stepdowns in the work programme” at a number of atomic sites around the UK.

Related: Babcock upbeat after order book hits record £20bn

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Tomorrowland: how Walt Disney’s strange utopia shaped the world of tomorrow 21.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Disneyland is celebrating its 60th birthday with a movie version of one of its most famous attractions. But do we still need the theme park now that the rest of the world has been Disneyfied? Welcome to the future. Or is it the past? In Tomorrowland , Disney’s new adventure movie, George Clooney and friends risk life and limb to reach the utopian realm of the title, and it looks pretty much like we expected the future to look, at least back in the 1960s: a pristine, shopping-mall sort of place with soaring glass spires and flying trains and happy people of all nations wearing coloured boiler suits. But here in the real world (a relative term, admittedly) you can visit Tomorrowland today. As many millions of visitors know, it is already an area of Disney’s theme parks, devoted to the same type of optimistic techno-futurism Tomorrowland the movie espouses. You do not have to risk life and limb to get there, but it could cost you an arm and a leg. You can see the synergistic synapses firing in Disney’s ...
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