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Japan OKs plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater

Japan’s nuclear regulator has approved plans by the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to release its treated radioactive wastewater into the sea next year, saying the outlined methods are safe and risks to the environment minimal Read More


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Biden warns of 'another tough hurricane season' this year

Federal officials are bracing for another difficult hurricane season More »


Global pollution kills 9 million people a year, study finds

A new study says pollution of all types is killing 9 million people a year More »


Dusty demise for NASA Mars lander in July; power dwindling

A NASA spacecraft on Mars is losing power and is headed for a dusty demise More »


Conspiracy theorists flock to bird flu, spreading falsehoods

An outbreak of avian flu is forcing farmers to cull their flocks and leading to concerns about even higher food prices More »


New inquiry into Australian mother convicted of 4 homicides

An Australian state attorney general has declined to pardon a mother convicted almost 20 years ago of smothering her four children to death and instead ordered a new inquiry into whether there could be a medical explanation for the tragedies More »


Congress dives into UFOs, but no signs of extraterrestrials

Congress held its first hearing in half a century Tuesday on unidentified flying objects More »


Environmentalists oppose more life for California nuke plant

Dozens of environmental and anti-nuclear organizations are opposing any attempt to extend the operating life of California's last running nuclear power plant More »


Moon goes blood red this weekend: 'Eclipse for the Americas'

A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America More »


New Zealand to help pay for cleaner cars to reduce emissions

New Zealand will help pay for lower-income families to scrap their old gas guzzlers and replace them with cleaner hybrid or electric cars as part of a sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions More »


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