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The end of the world is nigh – but we can stop it

The tone of scientific reports on the climate crisis is religious yet the cause is a capitalist view of natural resources

Fukushima reactor ‘ice wall’ nearly finished

Fukushima's operator on Tuesday started freezing the last section of a $320 million ice wall designed to combat widespread water contamination.

Five years after Fukushima, SA hasn’t learned its lesson

A severe nuclear accident can happen anywhere, and its impact extends over great distances. The socioeconomic consequences are significant.

Letters to the editor: March 13 to 19 2015

Readers speak out on nuclear safety, transformation and a visit to Parliament.

Japan to build ice wall at Fukushima

In its latest attempt to contain contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant, the Japanese government is building an underground ice wall.

Fishermen approve plan to release groundwater from Fukushima plant

Local fisheries unions have agreed to allow the Fukushima plant to release uncontaminated groundwater from around the nuclear facility into the sea.

Japan mulls future of Fukushima

Ruling party official says it is inevitable that some people will never be allowed back into areas near the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Horseman of the apocalypse

Tokue Hosokawa, a breeder in Fukushima prefecture has braved the high radiation levels to care for his animals.

Meltdown over nuclear mop-up

Workers at the front of Japan's clean-up effort battle contamination, stress and alcohol abuse.

Japan to switch off nuclear power

Thirty months on from the Fukushima disaster, Japan is struggling to come up with a long-term energy policy.

Abe pledges to earn world’s trust after Tokyo wins Olympic bid

Tokyo has won the right to organise the world's biggest sporting extravaganza despite concerns over the leaking Fukushima nuclear plant.

Japan fights Fukushima’s toxic battle

The government will spend billions of yen in an attempt to contain and treat contaminated water.

Fukushima: Japan PM pledges greater government involvement

Japan's Shinzo Abe says his government will play a greater role in stopping leaks of radioactive water as a result of the Fukushima disaster.

New radioactive leaks at Japan’s Fukushima

An estimated 300 tonnes of radioactive water is believed to have leaked from a tank at Japan's crippled nuclear plant, says the operator.

Fukushima’s radioactive water an ‘urgent issue’

Japan's prime minister has spoken out about the need for action to deal with the build up of radioactive water at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

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