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Japan abandoning nuclear power by 2040

The global nuclear industry faces tough times - and activists feel optimistic - in light of historic news that Japan has decided to abandon nuclear power.

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Germany's plans to go green

If the shift is successful, Germany could stand as a paradigm for industrialized countries looking to do the same.

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German wind farm delayed over possible danger to porpoises

The 230,000-plus porpoises (and dolphins) in the North and Baltic seas use sound to navigate, locate prey, and find mating partners. Interference with that could, indeed, effectively kill them.

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In Japan, thousands protest nuclear power

This comes one year after Japan was struck by the earthquake- and tsunami-triggered Fukushima Daichi disaster.

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Investigation: Fukushima nuclear disaster was “man-made”

Last year's Fukushima nuclear catastrophe was "man-made" and "the result of collusion" between the government, regulators and the company.

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Fracking banned in Bulgaria

This development marks Bulgaria as the second country in the European Union to ban fracking, after France.

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From grime to green: Chinese city transforms

Shenyang, China - population 8 million - was once heavily polluted by blankets of soot and smog. Now, it is transforming itself into a growing center for green technology.

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French nuclear site rocked by explosion

On September 12, an explosion at Marcoule, a nuclear facility in southern France, killed one person and injured four.

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France bans fracking

The French parliament voted to ban fracking - a worrisome technique used to extract gas from rock deposits.

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China’s green power plan

The energy's always greener on the other side...of the world, that is. Particularly, in China.

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