Tag: Nuclear Power
Nuclear blast zone is new wildlife ‘paradise’
Twenty-nine years ago humans were forced to evacuate the area surrounding Chernobyl after a devastating nuclear meltdown. Now, it is teeming with wildlife. Why?
UK backs sea power with first tidal lagoon
Britain has unveiled plans to build the world’s first tidal lagoon power plant. Tidal power is set to someday provide 8% of UK energy. But will renewables will ever be efficient enough?
Nuclear reactor for China despite Fukushima fears
Only days after the news of a fresh radiation leak in Japan, one of the world’s richest men is trying to set up a new nuclear plant in China. Is this madness – or could it save the planet?
After nuclear meltdown, reactor is safe, says Japan
Eight months after a massive tsunami destroyed its key nuclear power plant, Japan is now saying that the site is under control. Why did we rush to predict Armageddon at the time?
Nuclear power in the dock after Japan meltdown
A fresh opinion poll has revealed new doubts on nuclear power since the Fukushima crisis, as world governments grapple with tough questions.
Meltdown: the anatomy of a front-page story
Sometimes a single news story overwhelms all others – as in this week's unfurling crisis in Japan. But attempting to disentangle what actually happened is an alarming exercise.