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Major nuclear deal struck between Iran and six world powers

It is the most significant development between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement between the two nations.


Today in history: Russell-Einstein manifesto for peace

The manifesto urged nations to find peaceful ways to settle differences and to renounce the use of nuclear weapons, which only promised "universal death."


Nuclear weapons group praises historic Iran agreement

"This historic agreement will ensure Iran will not produce a nuclear weapon, making the U.S. and the world a safer place."


Iran and six powers seal framework deal on nukes

Iran and world powers sealed a breakthrough agreement Thursday outlining limits on Iran's nuclear program.


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.


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.


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.


In Japan, thousands protest nuclear power

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


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.


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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