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Government's TV licence fee decision was 'nuclear', BBC boss says 17.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
The BBC's boss says he told the government it had taken the "nuclear" option on TV licences.
Radioactivity in parts of the Marshall Islands is far higher than Chernobyl, study says 16.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Think of the most radioactive landscapes on the planet and the names Chernobyl and Fukushima may come to mind.

Yet research published Monday suggests that parts of the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific, where the United States conducted 67 nuclear tests during the Cold War, should be added...

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Turkey receives missiles from Russia, rebukes from Congress 14.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Harsh words over the delivery to Turkey of a sophisticated Russian anti-aircraft system poured in Saturday, even as Moscow continued to deliver parts to an air base just outside the capital of Ankara.

The shipments to the Murted air base began Friday, despite the threat of sanctions from Washington...

Ridgecrest earthquake packed the power of 45 nuclear bombs, but its impact was muted 13.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When the magnitude 7.1 earthquake ruptured the earth in the Mojave Desert, it packed the energy of 45 nuclear bombs of the type that fell on Hiroshima.

But a variety of factors lessened the potency and impact of what was the most powerful Southern California earthquake in nearly two decades.


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Neguse bill would ban drilling under Rocky Flats and other Superfund sites 13.7.2019 Denver Post: Business
Following the furor late last year over a proposal to drill for oil and gas beneath the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant northwest of Denver, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse introduced legislation Friday to ban mineral extraction underneath the nation's Superfund sites.
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Xcel Energy starts to dismantle lofty coal plant icon in Burnsville 12.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The 600-foot-tall chimney at the Black Dog power plant is no longer needed after the plant switched to natural gas.
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Chernobyl Reactor Encased in Giant Metal Dome That Will Last a Century and Withstand a Tornado as Ukraine Inaugurates Structure 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
New Safe Confinement seals the remains of the fourth reactor at the nuclear plant that was the site of the massive Chernobyl disaster in 1986.
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Chernobyl nuclear site to become 'official tourist attraction' 11.7.2019 BBC: World
The site of the world's worst nuclear accident is to be developed, Ukraine's president says.
Marianne Williamson's 'Evangelion' Meme Uses Anime to Explain 2020 Candidate's Holistic Politics 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
By sharing an image from the "Neon Genesis Evangelion" movie "The End of Evangelion," Williamson voiced a key part of her approach to politics.
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Alternative energy efforts in Mexico slow as Lopez Obrador prioritizes oil 10.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

With its windy valleys and wide swaths of desert, Mexico has some of the best natural terrain to produce wind and solar energy. And, in recent years, the country has attracted alternative energy investors from across the globe.

But the market has taken a step back under Mexico’s new president,...

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'Why are electric cars more expensive?' And more of your questions answered 10.7.2019 BBC: Business
Our business and transport correspondents answer your questions on electric cars.
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Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin Have the Same Problem with Wind Power: 'How Many Birds Die?'' 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Is anyone thinking about the birds?" Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Tuesday. Well, we know for a fact that President Donald Trump is.
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Didn’t get the Real ID letter fixing proof of residence issue? Here’s what to do 8.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Attention, Real ID license holders: Have you received a letter from the California Department of Motor Vehicles informing you that the DMV wants more documentation? No? Don’t panic.

In the DMV’s own words (from the letter I received), here’s why you might receive such a notice: “This letter was...

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The nuclear fight for Sizewell on Suffolk's coast 7.7.2019 BBC: Business
The nuclear industry says new plants are essential, but protesters say the environment is under threat.
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Russia buries naval crew killed in nuclear sub fire amid secrecy over their mission 7.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
The men who saved their vessel's nuclear power reactor are buried, but their mission remains secret.
What Will Be Left When We’re Gone? Bones, Plastic, Radioactive Waste, and Lots of Garbage. 6.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Millions of years from now, what will be left of us? At the rate we’re going, nature might well have taken over. Moscow and Mumbai will be sand and gravel cast across the desert expanse; New York City and Amsterdam will […]
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Russia submersible fire 'was in battery compartment' 4.7.2019 BBC: World
Fourteen crew died in the fire on board the top-secret nuclear-powered military craft.
James Lovelock on the future of AI and climate change 4.7.2019 BBC: Science
Scientist James Lovelock speaks to the BBC's Mishal Husain ahead of his 100th birthday.
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5 things to watch for when Xcel Energy files plans with Minnesota regulators 1.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Xcel Energy will file its resource plan for the next 15 years with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Environmentalists, consumer advocates and others will be scrutinizing the details.
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Secrets of Chernobyl spill out more than three decades after the nuclear disaster 30.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Seated in a jeep and clutching a screeching Geiger counter, Lt. Col. Viktor Chershnev led a convoy of 30 military trucks through the center of sleeping Kiev.

The measuring device was sounding off loudly on that night 33 years ago, not because of the convoy’s cargo — 30 antiaircraft missiles, three...

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