Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, renewable energy is surging in Japan. But economic pressures are also helping revive support for nuclear power, leading to an internal tug-of-war over Japan’s energy future.
Vultures are associated with death but they’re a welcome presence in the Madzharovo region of Bulgaria. The big birds eat carcasses that spread disease, and they bring in tourist dollars as well.
For the Geo Quiz, we are looking for Israel’s southern desert that lies east of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and is battling swarms of locusts.
In the waters off Spain’s Mediterranean coast, scientists and fishermen are working together to try to save sea grass, which is a key player in the local marine ecosystem.
Two years ago this month, the earthquake and tsunami devastated parts of northern Japan. Now a group of Tokyo-based photographers is volunteering to help make new family portraits for tsunami survivors in Japan.
Before retiring, Pope Benedict XVI was praised by some as “the first Green Pope,” for calling attention to climate change and environmental degradation. But just how ‘green’ was the retiring pontiff? And how will his ideas influence his successor and the behavior of Catholics around the world?
Two years after the Fukushima tsunami and nuclear disaster, life is still far from normal for survivors. Anxiety over radiation and discrimination is now causing mental health problems and a slew of social problems from divorce to suicide.
Rapidly melting glaciers are creating more and bigger glacial lakes around the world, bringing a growing threat of catastrophic floods for communities below. Daniel Grossman reports from Peru.
A Northern European country that’s known for technical innovation is actively promoting electric cars by launching a national network of quick chargers across the country, among the first of its kind.
An Interpol operation has led to the arrest of nearly 200 people in one of the biggest raids on suspected illegal timber operations ever undertaken in Latin America.
British researchers are hauling rare creatures and up video from some of the deepest underwater vents ever found, a mile below the surface of the Caribbean Sea.
When President Obama spoke about climate change in Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, activists and policy makers around the world were listening. Host Marco Werman speaks with one of them, physicist Bill Hare of Climate Analytics, in Berlin.
In the culmination of a years-long effort, American scientists say they’ve found signs of life in isolated lakes deep beneath Antarctica.
Rodrigo Medellin is Mexico’s premier bat biologist, and he’s out to save the animals he studies. Medellin is trying to convince his fellow countrymen that bats deserve protection. After all, he says, if Mexico had no bats, there would be no tequila. NOVA’s Ari Daniel Shapiro reports.
For the first time ever, wind power was the top source of electricity in Spain over the last three months. So says the country’s wind power association.