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Bill Gates' Terrapower To Help China Build Nuclear Reactors
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Bill Gates has confirmed that Terrapower (where Gates is the primary investor) will help Chinese scientists develop a revolutionary nuclear reactor
New Light Shed On Methane Mystery
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Atmospheric levels of methane, 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2) at trapping heat, stayed steady for two decades to 2006 on wider fertilizer use to grow rice or a surge in natural gas demand, according to two separate studies in the journal Nature.
China Covers Up Massive Oil Spill
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Chinese media and green groups on Wednesday slammed the state-run China National Offshore Oil Corporation and the marine watchdog for keeping an oil spill hidden from the public for nearly a month.
Exxon Spills 42,000 Gallons of Crude Into Yellowstone River
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An oil spill that leaked as much as 42,000 gallons of crude into the Yellowstone River near Billings, Montana, had officials from Exxon Mobil Corp and the government scrambling on Sunday to assess damage and pinpoint the cause of the leak.
Scientists Use Fossil Teeth To Measure Dinosaur Body Temps
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Scientists in California say they have for the first time devised a way to accurately take the body temperatures of dinosaurs -- by examining the creatures' teeth.
Japan Disaster - Before & After Cleanup Photo Gallery
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This gallery of photographs shows the widespread devestation documented shortly after the 2011 disaster, and follows it up with a shot taken in the same place 3 months later. Quite a stunning compilation!
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hitting Record Highs
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Despite 20 years of effort, greenhouse gas emissions are going up instead of down, hitting record highs as climate negotiators gather to debate a new global warming accord.
Caesium Fallout From Fukushima Rivals Chernobyl
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Radioactive caesium and iodine has been deposited in northern Japan far from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, at levels that were considered highly contaminated after Chernobyl.
Quake Moved Japan Coast 8 Feet, Shifted Earth's Axis
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The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.
8.9 Quake & 30 Foot Tsunamis Devastate Japan
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The quake triggers a tsunami that threatens much of the Pacific. Up to 300 bodies are found in the city of Sendai in northeastern Japan, an area believed to have been hit hardest by the massive waves.