America's tallest structure would generate power

Mar 29, 2013
A Maryland energy company wants to build the world's third-tallest structure to generate downdraft power in the Arizona desert.

Two years after Fukushima disaster, doubts of food safety linger in Japan

Mar 11, 2013
Japanese officials say food produced in the region around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is safe. But if you want your rice tested in front of you -- there's a service for that.

Japan marks two year anniversary of tsunami

Mar 11, 2013
Today's anniversary is being marked with protests against nuclear power in Japan. But can the country sustain a non-nuclear energy policy?

North Korea threatens U.S. nuclear strike ahead of U.N. sanctions vote

Mar 7, 2013
North Korea's government has said it reserves the right to carry out a preemptive nuclear attack against the United States ahead of a U.N. vote on tighter sanctions against the communist regime.

Japan's lesson for U.S. reactors: Disaster is possible

Feb 21, 2013
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission studied the disaster at the Fukushima reactors for a year. Now it's voting on an expensive safety modification to 31 similar reactors in the U.S.

With a $1 billion economy, North Korea can easily afford nukes

Feb 12, 2013
Thanks to the sale of underground goods, the country can devote a third of its resources to developing its military and weapons programs.

North Korea confirms its biggest nuclear test, but at what cost?

Feb 12, 2013
The test is the country's third and is being condemned by the United States and other countries in the region.

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Japan considers ending nuclear power

Sep 14, 2012
Today, Japanese government officials announced a bold new energy plan. The policy -- which still needs approval from the cabinet -- would end the use of nuclear power in Japan by 2040.
An evacuation sign in the Mihama nuclear power plant evacuation zone beside reactors on March 8, 2012 in Mihama, Japan.
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For a town in need of jobs, going nuclear was easy call

Sep 5, 2012
Eunice, in a dusty corner of New Mexico, rode the ups and downs of the oil business for decades. Then a nuclear-processing plant came calling, and Eunice welcomed its jobs.

In Japan, an effort to crowdsource radiation information

Jul 17, 2012
In Japan, the radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident is going nowhere fast. And in many cases, it's not clear where the radiation's OK, and where it's not. That's where a group called SafeCast comes in.