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World calls for Ukraine cease fire after plane crash

Strong words came amid contrasting images of emergency workers and off-duty coal miners across sunflower fields searching for charred pieces of wreckage from the Boeing 777.

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Today in eco-history: Andropov writes to U.S. 5th grader to ease nuclear fears

While not seen as an environmental issue at the time, nuclear weapons pose the single biggest threat to the Earth's environment, scientists warned in 2006.

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Another Iraq? U.S. aids Saudis in Syria intervention

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other feudal Persian Gulf states are providing millions of dollars in funding to Syrian opposition forces every month, with U.S. backing and coordination.

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Saudi Arabia going nuclear - why no uproar?

Saudi Arabia recently announced its intention to launch its own nuclear program, saying it needs to diversify its energy sources.

“Doomsday” clock pushed forward amidst fears of nuclear conflict

Created in 1947 to represent the relative closeness of the threat of nuclear disaster, the clock's face has been adjusted twenty times.

Israeli whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu's appeal rejected

Israel's Supreme Court last Thursday kept in place a range of restrictions on the rights of nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vananu, while his fight to secure asylum elsewhere continues.

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Small movement on Korea nuclear issue

Though eclipsed in recent months by the Arab Spring and the international economic crisis, Korea remains volatile, with the states on both sides of the DMZ trading threats.

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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.

Don't let Party of No stop new START treaty!

After years out of the headlines - and out of most people's minds - this year nuclear weapons policy and the path to complete abolition has come to the fore again.

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Unholy alliance: Israel, apartheid South Africa and nukes

Sasha Polakow-Suransky's book "Unspoken Alliance: Israel's Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa" has ripped the lid off the secret world of unholy alliances and weapons of mass destruction.

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