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Fukushima governor OKs plan to store radioactive soil


  • Japan News by The Yomiuri Shimbun, The
  • Mainichi (Japan), The

The Japanese government's plan to build interim facilities in Fukushima prefecture for the storage of contaminated soil from Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was approved M… Read More

EPA using existing TSCA authority while seeking reform


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The Environmental Protection Agency has been seeking a legislative update to the Toxic Substances Control Act but is continuing to regulate under its existing authority, said Jim Jones, an assistant … Read More

Give half the planet back to nature, says E.O. Wilson



To prevent a second great extinction on the scale of the one that killed the dinosaurs, humanity needs to set aside 50% of the planet's surface for conservation purposes, says legendary evolutionary b… Read More