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Nepal faces monumental quake-debris problem

TSUKUBA, IBARAKI PREF. – A disastrous earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck Nepal on April 25. Barpak, a mountain village between the capital Kathmandu and the tourist town of Pokhara was the epicenter. More than 8,000 people died and...

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Pope Francis is right to call for climate action

Vatican calls for urgent action on climate change: Wealthiest have moral obligation to find solutions   Pope Francis is calling on the world to take action against global warming, and many conservatives in the United States are up in arms....

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Ukraine’s other Chernobyls

In 1983, the Soviet Union inaugurated two nuclear reactors in what is now Ukraine. One of them, unit four at Chernobyl, experienced an explosion and fire three years later that released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere —...

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