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Greenpeace Widens Tests In Japan

Greenpeace on Monday widened its radiation tests near Japan’s stricken nuclear plant to also include checks of milk and vegetables, the environmental watchdog said in a statement. A Greenpeace field team charged with food testing would join another group near

Thai Floods Claim 45 Lives

BANGKOK – Heavy rains have eased in southern Thailand, where heavy downpours and landslides over nearly two weeks has left 45 people dead. The government disaster agency says more than 40,000 people are living in temporary shelters in three provinces

Nuclear Crisis Fuels Climate Change

A global slowdown in the growth of nuclear power in reaction to the Japan crisis will seriously hamper the fight against climate change, a top International Energy Agency (IEA) official said Monday. IEA chief economist Fatih Birol told AFP that

BP To Resume Drilling In The Gulf

BP will resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in July, some 15 months after the British energy giant was thrown into crisis after a fatal oil spill in the region, a newspaper said Sunday. BP is said to

Sumatra Homes Flood As Dike Bursts

Langkat, North Sumatra. As floods plague parts of Sumatra, Java and Papua, a river bank in North Sumatra has collapsed, flooding hundreds of homes with hundreds more facing potential flooding. The dike on Cucukan River in Tanjung Putus village, Padang

6.7 Quake Hits Java: Tsunami Alert

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake has struck in the Indian Ocean south of the Indonesian island of Java, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said this morning. Indonesian seismologists have issued a tsunami warning but the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there

Yellowstone Volcano Ready To Blow

Lava spews from a volcano as it erupts near Eyjafjallajokull April 19, 2010. Flights from large parts of Europe are set to resume on Tuesday under a deal agreed by the European Union to free up airspace closed by a cloud of ash hurled into the sky by the Icelandic volcano.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (ICELAND - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

Scientists are predicting that the world’s largest super-volcano in one of America’s most popular national parks could erupt in the near future. Yellowstone National Park’s caldera has erupted three times in the last 2.1million years and researchers monitoring it say

6.4 Quake Hits Fiji No Tsunami

WELLINGTON (AFP) – A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Fiji region on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued. The undersea quake hit 321 kilometres (200 miles) west of Suva at a depth of 555

The 100 Year Battle Of Fukushima

A nuclear expert has warned that it might be 100 years before melting fuel rods can be safely removed from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant. The warning came as levels of radioactive iodine flushed into the sea near the plant spiked

UN Climate Talks Start In Bangkok

The first UN climate talks of the year in Bangkok this week look to hammer out tough details of a global pact that has offered hope in the fight against global warming. The six days of talks, which begin Sunday