Japan has 43 nuclear reactors, but Japanese consumers are turning their back on nuclear energy in favor of renewables.
The US has reached a tipping point in its energy consumption, as renewable sources inched ahead of nuclear power. With liquid natural gas also on the rise, the US' reliance on imported and carbon-heavy fuel is weakening.
Clear climate protection benchmarks - like a set amount of carbon we can release before unmanageable impacts set in - make a complex topic easier to grasp. But headlines don't always get the details right.
Images from an underwater robot showed large deposits of what is thought to be melted nuclear fuel at the bottom of a damaged reactor at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant. If confirmed, it would mark a major milestone.
The trial of three former executives from the operator of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has begun. It will focus mainly on whether they were guilty of negligence before the nuclear accident.
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