Thousands of anti-nuclear demonstrators have rallied in Tokyo as conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe considering restarting reactors.
Chanting "sayonara nuclear power" and waving banners, tens of thousands of people have marched in central Tokyo demanding the Japanese government abandon atomic energy in the wake of the Fukushima...
Germany will shut down all its nuclear plants by 2022, and eight reactors shut down after Japan's nuclear disaster in March will not be reactivated, the government has announced.
Dan Oakes The head of Australia's nuclear safeguard authority advised the then prime minister Kevin Rudd that no scheme to limit carbon emissions would succeed without the building of civilian nuclear power...
Environmentalists say the possibly catastrophic failure of a Japanese nuclear reactor shows that nuclear power can never be safe.
The federal government's chief climate adviser Professor Ross Garnaut believes nuclear power still has a vital role to play in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite the crisis at...
Debra Jopson, Regional Reporter If the outlook from climate change is as bleak as predicted, Australia should consider nuclear power, says the Coalition.
Kirsten Lawson The ACT Government has banned sow stalls and battery cages, in what it says is the most far-reaching legislation in the country.
The European Union scaled back its long-term climate and energy ambitions, proposing less stringent targets than in the past, because of tougher economic conditions and the need to curb rising energy...
Governments may have to extract vast amounts of greenhouse gases from the air by 2100 to achieve a target for limiting global warming, backed by trillion-dollar shifts towards clean energy, a draft U.
The death toll from a severe storm that ripped across Britain and onto mainland Europe has risen to 13, with the UK and Germany hit the hardest.
Central London is not only being battered by a once-in-a-decade storm. It's also being menaced by a giant, rampaging beach ball.
Peter Hannam Australia and other nations must embrace nuclear power, according to some of the world’s leading climate change scientists, who say there is no longer enough time to wait for mass deployment of...
An Australian is among a group of top climate scientist who are warning that wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming.
The world is getting further off track in limiting global warming with setbacks in Japan and Australia outweighing positive signals from the United States and China, a study showed on Wednesday.
By the time climate change reduces crop yields or frequently floods New York City subways, it will be too late to avert damage without better forecasting tools, a panel of scientists say.
Ben Cubby US President Barack Obama is moving to position America as the global leader on tackling climate change for the first time.
Record temperatures across North Asia have killed dozens and pushed electricity grids to near breaking point, forcing governments to introduce emergency measures as more of the same heat is forecast.
Sumio Ito and Mari Saito High radiation levels are spreading at the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator said on Monday, and the Japanese government prepared to offer more funding and oversight to try to contain the...
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