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Scientists explore link between climate change and human health

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 6:00AM UTC Drought in East Kilmore, Victoria, 2009. Pic: beleobus (Flickr CC)

The Australian Academy of Science has gathered 60 researchers in order to raise concerns about climate change as it relates to public health.

Fukushima study: Think the unthinkable

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 3:19PM UTC Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation’s nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios.

Japan moves closer to restarting nuclear plant

By Wed, Jul 16, 2014 11:53AM UTC Opposition to the use of nuclear power in Japan remains strong. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — A nuclear power plant in southern Japan has received a passing grade for safety requirements raised after the Fukushima disaster, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules.

Malaysian authorities accused of human rights violations

By Tue, Jul 15, 2014 1:08PM UTC A photo taken during the detention of Natalie Lowry. (Photo: Himpunan Hijau)

The local police in Gebang, Malaysia have been accused of suppressing basic human rights following the illegal arrests of civilians who are protesting against the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP), an Australian-owned rare earths mining company.

China govt officials to buy more electric cars

By Mon, Jul 14, 2014 5:14PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China says at least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of “new energy vehicles” as it attempts to tackle air pollution and encourage the electric car market. The official Xinhua News Agency was quoting a joint plan from government departments

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