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Eco-Lesson: Trust Your Senses

Tetsuo Sekiguchi hunches over a small creek at the edge of a field in Yokkaichi, Mie prefecture, and scoops a chunk of muddy sediment off the bottom. "Make sure...

Japan's Dirty Secret

Keiko Saito wasn't concerned when a plastic-waste compacting plant opened down the street from her house in Suginami, a well-to-do Tokyo suburb. After all, the...

Could Hungary's Toxic Flood Get Even Worse?

As cracks grow in the wall of a failing waste reservoir outside a Hungarian aluminum refinery, where one of the worst toxic spills in central-European...

Twitterers Thwart Effort to Gag Newspaper

Twitterers across the world colored their avatars green to show support for protesters who took to Iran's streets after the country's disputed elections earlier...

Your Laptop's Dirty Little Secret

Coal, steel, oil — we think of these old-economy industries, and we picture pollution. Smoggy skies, fouled rivers, toxic waste. As we make the transition to a...

Inside The Protests: Taking It To Main Street

It was the sort of kitschy street theater you expect in a city like San Francisco. A gaggle of protesters in front of a grocery store, some dressed as monarch...

Will Tiny Robots Build Diamonds One Atom At A Time?

On its face, the notion seems utterly preposterous: a single technology so incredibly versatile that it can fight disease, stave off aging, clean up toxic waste,...

MOX N' Roll

Europe's nuclear power plants may produce cheap electricity without CO2 emissions, but they also churn out something less desirable: large quantities of highly...

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