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Earthquake

Italy to spend €200K on seismic-proof plinth for Michelangelo's David
Michelangelo's David will be given a special, anti-seismic plinth worth 200,000 euros, to protect it from earth tremors in Florence. Safety concerns were raised following 250 tremors that rattled the region in the past few days.

21.12.2014 10:59

New York state bans fracking for natural gas
New York has become the first state to enact a ban against fracking despite sitting on rich natural gas deposits, a decision that goes against the energy orthodoxy of the rest of the United States.

17.12.2014 22:11

Watchdog: Radioactive Fukushima water to be cleaned, dumped into Pacific
Japan’s nuclear watchdog says the radioactive water that has accumulated at the battered Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant must be decontaminated and dumped into the ocean, local media reported. The news has sparked concern from local fisherman.

13.12.2014 20:35

Dozens injured as 6.8 earthquake jolts central Japan (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit central Japan at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres, damaging buildings and injuring at least 39 people according to the latest toll.

22.11.2014 13:32

Swiss energy giant offers $1bn to drill ‘hundreds’ of shale gas wells in UK
Swiss chemicals giant Ineos has announced it plans to invest $1bn in shale gas exploration in Britain, citing the UK government’s enthusiasm to use the new technology.

20.11.2014 16:21

Quake Alert! California company readies earthquake warning app
It may only provide a tiny heads up, but even a few seconds could be crucial when it comes to earthquakes. The new QuakeAlert app can give users a warning about impending tremors which could save lives, avoid injury, and cut losses to businesses.

14.11.2014 00:04

‘Fracking firms to push ahead with drilling till money is involved’
As long as there is money to be made, fracking firms will continue with the supported of the UK government, which has been corrupted by fossil fuel money making the drilling for shale gas profitable, George Barda, environmental campaigner, told RT.

12.11.2014 07:04

No quick fix: Fracking shale gas won’t make UK energy self-sufficient, says study
Government researchers claim politicians have “overhyped” the energy potential of the shale gas industry, claiming it would not necessarily result in the UK’s energy self-sufficiency.

12.11.2014 09:38

Cockroaches to the rescue: 'Cyborg' insects can help save people trapped in earthquakes
There may be a time when the sight of a cockroach crawling toward you brings joy and relief, rather than disgust. US university researchers have developed 'cyborg cockroaches' to help save human lives in search-and-rescue missions.

10.11.2014 13:28

Fukushima workers injured as steel material for coolant tank collapses
Three workers at the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant were hurt during an operation to set up a coolant tank for contaminated water. A 13-meter-high steel construction collapsed on them.

07.11.2014 11:16

‘TEPCO covered up the truth about Fukushima disaster’
TEPCO has hidden the truth about the Fukushima nuclear disaster and now drip feeds information so the public can get ready for the next piece of bad news, James Corbett, editor, The Corbett report, told RT’s In the Now show.

28.10.2014 13:28

‘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