France nuclear explosion: A furnace at at nuclear waste treatment facility in southern France exploded, killing one person.
Many residents in Japan's northeast are struggling to put their lives back together six months after Japan's March 11 earthquake and tsunami. More than 80,000 people remain in temporary housing.
Yoshiko Noda, voted in as the third prime minister in two years this afternoon by the lower house of Japan’s parliament, is already playing down expectations ahead of media criticism.
Japan's aging population is resulting in a quickly shrinking workforce and low prospects for growth. Engaging women in the workforce more fully could help, but there's cultural resistance.
Fukushima's radiation has hit deadly levels for the second day, according to Tepco, making efforts to bring the nuclear plant under control difficult. Japan’s retired skilled laborers say they are ready to relieve younger workers.
The crippled reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are stable more than four months after the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami rocked the north, says the plant's operator.
If a state wants to shutter a nuclear power plant, but the feds have relicensed it, does the state have legal grounds for closure? That question is being wrestled with in federal court.
A Christian Science perspective.
Japanese cities leveled by the March tsunami are now left with more trash than they would normally dispose of in a century. Recycling it all is a daunting task.
A task force convened by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after the Fukushima disaster offered a dozen major recommendations in its report, released Wednesday.