Chernobyl Explosion Detected in Europe
High radiation levels set off alarms at the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden, over 620 miles from the Chernobyl Plant, forcing the Soviet Union to admit that an accident had occurred.
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Valley of the Dolls
Japan's Disappearing Villages
Turning Point: Energy’s New World
The rapid drop in oil prices and continuing geopolitical and economic uncertainty are buffeting the energy industry and many countries and will have a noticeable impact on the world economy in 2015. These developments raise critical questions. How will the world economy, with the United States growing robustly but a mixed outlook in Europe and China, shape energy demand? What will be the impact of geopolitical upheaval, on the one hand, and technological progress, on the other? Can the unconventional revolution, which has vaulted North America again to a leading role as an energy supplier, go global? Will Africa become a major new energy power? And what role will policy and regulation play, especially leading up to the Paris climate talks next December? This special section, Turning Point: Energy’s New World, addresses several key issues at the heart of the current energy picture.Read more
A pall of smoke hangs over India's villages. It’s the haze of thousands of hearth fires.
Why India Is Still Looking for a Perfect Cookstove
European leaders claimed that Lampedusa was a wake-up call. It wasn't.
A Timeline of European Refugee Policy
Chile could have the largest Palestinian community outside the Arab world. A look inside the diaspora.
Escape to Chile
The Santiago Times