Elusive Nuclear Reactor Radiation Will Help to Ensure Nuclear Power Plant Safety

By improving the neutrino control method, scientists from NRNU MEPhI are working on a fundamentally new type of two-phase emission detectors based on the effect of coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CEvNS) on heavy atomic nuclei. Predicted by Soviet scientists more than 40 years ago, this phenomenon was discovered in an acceleration experiment only in 2017.

Japan hit by second powerful earthquake

NHK TV showed stones that had tumbled from the walls of the historic Kumamoto Castle and a smashed wooden structures in the complex. At the Ark hotel, east of the castle, hotel guests woke up to strong shaking and a warning siren. Hotel staff told guests, including tourists and journalists covering the quake, to evacuate […]

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina fears possible environmental disaster

After a 2014 spill at a Duke plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan river in toxic gray sludge, state regulators forced the Charlotte-based company to begin phasing out its coal ash pits by 2029. Because that work was already under way, wastewater levels inside the ash ponds have been falling, a Duke Energy […]

Former EPA head talks clean power, nuclear, and Bush’s climate reversal

And I did indicate to the president that I thought the country was doing enough anyway through voluntary programs that we could combine those to show what was happening and say we’re going to continue to work with you on carbon but we’re not going to endorse Kyoto. And that, I think, would have satisfied a lot […]

Russia, Brazil to Consider Possibilities of Building New NPPs

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia and Brazil will consider the possibilities of building new nuclear power plants in the country, as well as cooperation in the sphere of radiation technologies and nuclear medicine, the countries’ leaders said in a joint statement Wednesday.

Angela Merkel criticises US isolationism, urging ‘win-win solutions’

She revealed that Germany is shocked when it hears the US administration describe German BMWs as a threat to US national security, pointing out the largest BMW car plant was not in Bavaria, but South Carolina, supplying cars to China. “We are proud of our cars and we are allowed to be that. Frankly, if […]

China threatens to target UK firms including HSBC and Jaguar Land Rover with sanctions if the UK continues to ‘provoke’ Beijing after Dominic Raab suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

Writing in The Daily Telegraph, former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper said countries like Britain ‘must avoid a China-centric view’ and called on Mr Johnson to help the UK ‘assume a much greater role in global affairs than has been the case in many years’.

India-France strengthen 20-year-old partnership, sign key security deal with China in mind

The agreement provides for the reciprocal provision of logistics support, supplies and services between the armed forces of the two countries during authorised port visits, joint exercises, joint training, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts.

World Reacts to Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

“Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks […]

Apocalypse Soon: 9 Terrifying Signs of Environmental Doom and Gloom

1. The Pacific Northwest, and the Disaster That Will Destroy It A recent story in The New Yorker depicted in horrifying detail how an earthquake, followed by a tsunami, will – at some point to come – hit Seattle, Portland and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. The effects will be, in a word, catastrophic. […]