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  • Solar panels power Oxfordshire business parkSubscription

    1 July, 2011

    A business park in Oxfordshire has begun generating solar energy after its solar panels, the biggest array in the country, were connected into the National Grid.

  • Jellyfish shut down Scottish nuclear power stationSubscription

    30 June, 2011

    Both reactors at a nuclear power station have been shut down after “high volumes” of jellyfish were found on seawater filter screens.

  • Radiation monitored at US fire siteSubscription

    30 June, 2011

    The US government sent a plane equipped with radiation monitors over the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory as a 177km2 wildfire burned at its doorstep, putting thousands of scientific experiments on hold for days.

  • Earthquake strikes central JapanSubscription

    30 June, 2011

    A magnitude-5.4 earthquake has rattled central Japan and at least seven people are hurt.

  • UN peacekeepers blamed for choleraSubscription

    30 June, 2011

    Scientists are presenting the strongest evidence yet that UN peacekeepers imported the cholera strain that has killed more than 5,500 people in Haiti.

  • £11bn meter budget 'will be blown'Subscription

    30 June, 2011

    The £11.3bn budget for the national roll-out of smart meters could be blown, with extra costs passed on to consumers, the Government has warned.

  • 1970s' homes 'more energy efficient'Subscription

    30 June, 2011

    Houses built 30 years ago in an innovative scheme to cut energy use and costs are more efficient than homes built to the latest standards, a report has said.

  • Wildfire threat to US nuclear lab worsensSubscription

    29 June, 2011

    A wildfire burning near the desert birthplace of the atomic bomb advanced on the Los Alamos laboratory and thousands of outdoor drums of plutonium-contaminated waste as authorities stepped up efforts to protect the site from flames and monitor the air for radiation.

  • Welsh anaerobic plant wins approvalSubscription

    29 June, 2011

    Environmental officials say they have set the highest possible standards for a proposed mini-power plant fuelled by animal and food waste in Anglesey.

  • Tepco sorry for Fukushima meltdownSubscription

    28 June, 2011

    Executives at the Japanese utility behind a nuclear power plant sent into meltdown by the March quake apologised today to investors.

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