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‘Fracking loophole’ allows drilling companies to use unregulated toxins – report
A number of US oil companies are taking advantage of the so-called “Halliburton Loophole” to circumvent federal legislature regulating diesel-based fluids in fracking, instead exploiting the environment with even more toxic chemicals, new report says.

23.10.2014 02:52

TEPCO removing protective Fukushima canopy for most dangerous op yet
The protective dome over the defunct Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s Reactor 1 is being dismantled to prepare for the removal of nuclear fuel rods – one of the most difficult and dangerous tasks in the entire decommissioning process.

22.10.2014 10:59

Fracking triggered 400 earthquakes in Ohio, study finds
A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing has found a direct connection to some 400 micro-earthquakes in an Ohio town. This is the second report on the Utica Shale this year. The town is one of very few where the quakes took place on a fault.

15.10.2014 06:28

7.4 quake off El Salvador kills one
A 7.4 earthquake has struck about 106km (66 miles) off the coast of El Salvador, south-east of the city of Usulutan. One person was killed, the quake could be felt across Central America.

14.10.2014 04:35

6.3 quake off northern Japanese coast as Typhoon Vongfong hits Okinawa
A 6.3 earthquake has been registered early Saturday off Japan’s northern coast by the US Geological Survey. The quake comes as the world’s biggest super-typhoon this year, Vongfong, is striking the south of the country.

11.10.2014 05:31

5.8-quake hits southwest China’s Yunnan: Reports of 5 killed, 30+ injured
An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale has hit the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan, according to the United States Geological Service. Local media report at least five fatalities in the result of the jolt.

07.10.2014 14:12

​6.0 magnitude quake hits Azerbaijan
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit northern Azerbaijan, 220km from the capital, Baku, reported the country’s national seismology center. The area has been struck by a series of tremors in the last few days.

04.10.2014 09:27

‘Paris-sized’ landslide may have sparked 2011 Japan tsunami
Flying in the face of the dominant narrative regarding the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a new study claims that a massive underwater landslide, and not an earthquake, was predominantly responsible for the tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.

27.09.2014 10:04

​‘Nuclear soup’: Japanese duo to serve Fukushima broth at London art fair
Would you eat radioactive soup? That’s the somewhat unappetizing question facing visitors to next month’s Frieze art fair in London.

26.09.2014 13:15

Late Fukushima manager flagged ‘density danger’ risks plaguing Japan's big nuclear plants
Recently disclosed documents show the late manager of Japan's destroyed Fukushima plant warned of safety risks in restarting nuclear power stations in the seismic-prone country, which is considering rebooting full-scale nuclear energy production.

11.09.2014 23:28

​Japan to start reopening nuclear reactors under new safety regulations
Japan’s nuclear regulator gave the go-ahead to reopen some of the nation’s nuclear reactors, after nearly a year without nuclear energy. The restart of the industry will also result in the permanent closure of older plants.

10.09.2014 05:35

'Crater like Empire State Bldg': US daredevil recalls hanging over scorching lake of lava
One of the two Americans who stepped inside the lava filled volcano crater in Vanuatu described his experience to RT as “exhilarating” despite the skin-burning acid rain and a splash of lava, which burned a hole in his jacket.

08.09.2014 18:08

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