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Looking Back at Japan's Nuclear Crisis (Part II)

July 9, 2013 2:44 pm | by Discovery Channel | Comments

In this gripping four-part series for Discovery Channel, Paula Zahn takes viewers inside the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered the nuclear crisis at Fukushima DaiiChi. In this clip, Zahn walks viewers through the nuclear meltdown.


Looking Back at Japan's Nuclear Crisis (Part I)

July 8, 2013 5:29 pm | by Discovery Channel | Comments

In this gripping four-part series for Discovery Channel, Paula Zahn takes viewers inside the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered the nuclear crisis at Fukushima DaiiChi. In this clip, Zahn narrates the early moments of the disaster as the tsunami begins to overtake the nuclear power plant.


Nuclear Break-In: Whodunnit?

July 3, 2013 9:49 am | by CBS News | Comments

On 60 Minutes Overtime, producer Graham Messick describes one of his favorite news stories. While on the lookout for a story on nuclear smuggling, the 60 Minutes team stumbled upon an attack at the Pelindaba Nuclear Research Centre in South Africa.


Keystone XL Pits Energy Demands Against Environmental Concerns

June 25, 2013 2:41 pm | by PBS | Comments

Alberta's tar sands are some of the largest oil reserves in the world. TransCanada's plan to build a pipeline, known as Keystone XL, from Alberta into the U.S. heartland has raised concerns among environmental activists, pitting environmental concerns against an industry push to increase production.


Canadian PM Touts Keystone Pipeline

June 24, 2013 10:33 am | Comments

On a recent visit to New York, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke in favor of the Keystone XL, an $5.3 billion oil pipeline that would run from Alberta to Kansas. Harper focused on the jobs that would be created by such a project.


19-Year-Old Genius Sets Sites on Nuclear Power

June 21, 2013 9:46 am | by NBC News | Comments

Taylor Wilson has been dreaming about being a nuclear scientist since the age of 11 when he asked to build a nuclear reactor in his parents' garage. Now 19, Wilson has a number of scientific discoveries under his belt and hopes to revolutionize nuclear power.


Guided Radar Device for Level Measurement

June 20, 2013 10:10 am | by KROHNE | Comments

LEVEL MEASUREMENT: KROHNE has released the OPTIFLEX 2200. The device is a Guided Radar TDR Level Meter for measuring distance, level, volume and mass. Its modular design can make the device an economical and reliable solution for common applications.


Ash: A Valuable Byproduct

June 19, 2013 9:19 am | by Xcel Energy | Comments

Wes Reeves, a spokesperson for Xcel Energy, discusses the benefits of ash byproducts produced at Harrington Generating Station, a coal-fired generating station. The ash can be used in a number of processes in various industries and presents an additional revenue stream for Xcel.


After the Ark. Spill: The Future of the Oil Industry

June 18, 2013 9:45 am | by Al Jazeera | Comments

In the wake of a ruptured pipeline that coated an Arkansas town in oil over two months ago, residents are complaining about illnesses that could be related to the spill. Al Jazeera take a look at the environmental controls being placed on the U.S. oil industry and what their possible impact on public health could be.


Chevron CEO: Responding to Safety Concerns

June 11, 2013 10:00 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Chevron CEO John Watson discusses energy production in the wake of BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Watson says energy companies are taking a more proactive approach to safety, securing their systems and operations before government regulators come knocking.


Safety and the Future of Nuclear Energy

June 5, 2013 10:05 am | by PBS | Comments

Public uneasiness over the safety of nuclear power remains high in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. PBS NewsHour's Miles O'Brien takes a closer look at nuclear safety across the globe and takes a trip to the Indian Point Power Plant in Buchanan, N.Y.


Syrian War and U.S. Oil Production

June 4, 2013 9:59 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Government projections suggest that the U.S. may soon produce more oil than it exports. Jerry Seib of the Wall Street Journal discusses the possible connection between this development and the growing call for U.S. miliatry intervention in the escalating Syrian conflict.


West, Texas First Responder Discusses Ordeal

May 31, 2013 9:47 am | Comments

Robert Paine, a first responder to the deadly fertilizer explosion in West, Texas, discusses his experience in the wake of the disaster. Paine was shielded from the explosion and survived, having no memory of the explosion. Twelve firefighters were killed in the explosion.


Nuclear Still Booming as New Construction Stalls

May 30, 2013 10:18 am | by CNN Money | Comments

URS Corporation CEO Martin Koffel discusses the nuclear power industry's climbing profits despite little new construction. Koffel attributes the lack of new nuclear facilities to public concerns about safety and the lack of growth of U.S. energy consumption over the past five years.


Natural Gas Key to U.S. Jobs

May 29, 2013 9:44 am | by CNN Money | Comments

Analyst Meredith Whitney is the author of the new book, "Fate of the States," which she says is a roadmap for prosperity written for the middle class. Whitney tells Fortune that the flood of cheap natural gas in the U.S. will bring manufacturing jobs back to the country and revive the economy.



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