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Google Maps offers rare look inside abandoned Fukushima town

The nuclear era has not been kind to Japan. Here's a stark reminder why Germany is decommissioning nuclear plants and investing heavily in renewable energy utilities—unlike Canada, which doesn’t even...

Earthquakes and hurricanes: nature's fury unleashed in 2011

Today, Alaska was hit by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake and Argentina by a  6.4 earthquake.  This year, Mother Nature has been relentless in punishing every corner of the world. Apocalypse,...