A second explosion occurred Monday at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, and officials say three reactors at the plant are now having cooling problems in the wake of Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami.The latest blast blew the roof off a structure built around the reactor but di
A massive earthquake has struck Japan. In magnitude, the 8.9 quake was the largest ever in Japan’s history. It set off a 23-foot tsunami and more than 50 aftershocks. Chicagoan Roberto Montano joins us by phone from Tokyo.
Federal regulators have struck a deal with environmental groups to clamp down on invasive species in waterways like the Great Lakes. The legal settlement paves the way to treat invaders carried in ships’ ballast water more like other pollution.
We're in Siberia, shivering. It's November, November 11, 2003, and two boys, Kolya and Maksim Muravyev, are ice fishing along the Lena River, where it's 13 below zero. All of a sudden, up in the sky, they see what looks like a flamingo.
While you were thumbing through your Feb. 4 issue of Physical Review Letters, perhaps you noticed the article titled "Viscoelastic Suppression of Gravity-Driven Counterflow Instability."OK, maybe not. But it was actually worth a look.
The FutureGen Alliance has chosen Morgan County, Illinois, for an experimental carbon dioxide storage facility, project developers announced today. CEO Kenneth Humphreys said the site, about 35 miles west of Springfield, has the right geology and the right location.