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Fukushima nuclear disaster cleanup needs global cooperation

Yamada said this disaster requires mobilizing international expertise along with an international inspection team.

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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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Mutated butterflies: Fukushima aftermath continues

For those who continue to argue that nuclear energy is both feasible and safe, protesters may have a new, compelling argument: "Tell that to the butterflies."

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Guitar company used illegal rainforest wood

The crime came to light after federal agents raided one of the company's supply outlets in Nashville, Tenn.

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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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Canadian scientists protest firings, spending cuts

Canada's government made excessive cuts in its environmental departments, resulting in the firing of many top scientists.

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New comic to dish the dirt on ocean pollution

The Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of the Pacific Ocean filled with tons of plastic trash, which has increased exponentially.

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Heat wave, fires driven by climate change, scientists say

The very real problem of global warming is leaving its mark upon the U.S. this summer as scorching heat plagues most of the country

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