The global nuclear industry faces tough times - and activists feel optimistic - in light of historic news that Japan has decided to abandon nuclear power.
If the shift is successful, Germany could stand as a paradigm for industrialized countries looking to do the same.
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.
This comes one year after Japan was struck by the earthquake- and tsunami-triggered Fukushima Daichi disaster.
Last year's Fukushima nuclear catastrophe was "man-made" and "the result of collusion" between the government, regulators and the company.
This development marks Bulgaria as the second country in the European Union to ban fracking, after France.
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.
On September 12, an explosion at Marcoule, a nuclear facility in southern France, killed one person and injured four.
The French parliament voted to ban fracking - a worrisome technique used to extract gas from rock deposits.
The energy's always greener on the other side...of the world, that is. Particularly, in China.