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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2016 file photo, cranes stand at the construction site of the ITER ( the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) in Cadarache, southern France. A vast international experiment designed to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of clean and cheap energy is halfway toward completion. The organization behind the ITER announced the milestone Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 and confirmed it's aiming to conduct a first test run in 2025. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
December 06, 2017 - 12:24 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A vast international experiment designed to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy is halfway toward completion, the organization behind the project said Wednesday. Construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, in southern...
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December 05, 2017 - 6:03 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Natural gas bills will rise beginning Jan. 1 for customers of Mississippi's largest gas utility, after regulators approved plans Tuesday for Dallas-based Atmos Energy Corp to raise rates on its 260,000 Mississippi customers. Rates for a yardstick residential customer should go...
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December 01, 2017 - 2:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A series of free, outdoor concerts during the 10-days leading up to the Super Bowl will include a Prince tribute and plenty of Minnesota flavor. Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis announced their concert lineup for Super Bowl Live on Friday. The festival will include a "Prince...
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November 30, 2017 - 1:07 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Artemis Spyrou, Michigan State University and Wolfgang Mittig, Michigan State University (THE CONVERSATION) Over Christmas vacation in 1938, physicists Lise Meitner and Otto Frisch...
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Lindsay Pace, left, of Chattanooga Tenn., testifies as as retired coal miner and mine inspector Stanley Sturgill of Lynch Ky., holds Pace's son Theo, during an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. The EPA was taking comments Tuesday and Wednesday on its proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions. Pace and Sturgill spoke against repealing the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan (Chris Dorst/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
November 28, 2017 - 5:14 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After more than four decades as a coal miner, Stanley Sturgill ambled into an ornate room at West Virginia's state capitol Tuesday to deliver a stark message to the Trump administration: Climate change is real and continuing to burn the dirty fossil fuel hurts future...
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In this Oct. 11, 2017 photo, a lab technician at the Fukushima Agricultural Technology Center, which monitors safety in farm and fisheries products from across the prefecture, places a sample inside a radiation counter to measure cesium levels, in Koriyama city, Fukushima prefecture. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
November 24, 2017 - 9:24 pm
ONAHAMA, Japan (AP) — More than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed tanks that could spill should another major...
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This combination of photos show journalists visiting the Tokyo Electric Power Co.,'s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, top photo taken Feb. 28, 2012 while bottom photo taken on Oct. 12, 2017, in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. Visitors no longer must put on hazmat suits and full-face charcoal-filter masks, or plastic shoe covers, unless they are going to the most contaminated areas. Journalists donned the gear for low-dose areas: a helmet, double socks, cotton gloves, surgical mask, goggles, and a vest with a personal dosimeter. (AP Photo)
November 24, 2017 - 9:02 pm
OKUMA, Japan (AP) — Above ground, the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant has had a major face-lift since the 2011 disaster. Inside and underground remains largely a morass. A stylish new office building was the first thing that came into view during a tour for foreign media last month...
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November 22, 2017 - 2:52 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 22 Los Angeles Times on the Thanksgiving turkey: Observing an annual pre-Thanksgiving rite, President Trump pardoned two big white fluffy turkeys Tuesday in a photo op at the White House. (Named Drumstick and Wishbone, the...
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November 20, 2017 - 9:28 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Deepak Kumar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Stephen P. Long, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Vijay Singh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (THE...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2009 file photo smoke rises from the steel company ThyssenKrupp in Duisburg , western Germany. Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have steadily increased since the days of the industrial revolution, contributing to the greenhouse effect that is spurring global warming. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)
November 17, 2017 - 6:09 am
ESSEN, Germany (AP) — On a dreary November morning, a small party of visitors from around the world boards a boat for an hour-long ride around what was once one of the most polluted waters in the Ruhr valley. Lake Baldeney has become a symbol for the efforts Germany is making to revive its western...
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