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January 2007 Weather Hottest by Far

WASHINGTON It may be cold comfort during a frigid February, but last month was by far the hottest January ever. The broken record was fueled by a waning El Nino and a gradually warming world, according to U.S. scientists who...

Greenhouse Gases

Greenhouse gases hit new high, rise accelerates

OSLO (Reuters) – Greenhouse gases have hit a new record in the atmosphere and the build-up is accelerating, apparently because of industrial growth in Asia, a researcher said on Friday. “Levels are at a new high,” said Kim Holmen, research...

Factory in China

China Fails to Meet Environmental Goals

February 13, 2007 — By Scott McDonald, Associated Press BEIJING — China’s environmental watchdog admitted Monday the country had failed to reach any of its pollution control goals for 2006 and had fallen further behind as the economy picked up...

Robot used for dismantling nuclear reactor.

Rare glimpse into nuclear reactor

In the vast concrete hulks of Trawsfynydd’s old nuclear reactors, the air is monitored constantly for radioactivity. Only two nuclear power plants were built in Wales – one at Wylfa, which is due to close in 2010, and another at...

Living near a nuclear power station

A consultation process into the UK’s energy policy is under way, with an expansion of nuclear energy a possible conclusion. So what’s it like to live next to a nuclear power station? Within a decade, the UK may be generating...

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