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Power Plans
Power Plans
Japan Wrangles with Volcanic Nuclear Threats

Much like baking soda and vinegar, volcanoes and nuclear energy don’t happily mix. Japanese regulators are examining the threat the island nation’s 110 active volcanoes pose to its reactors as it gears up for a nuclear restart.

Power Plans
Japan Readying for a Nuclear Restart

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe unveiled a national energy plan that includes nuclear as an “important baseload electricity source.” This won’t go over well with those still haunted by the catastrophe at Fukushima, but it could go a long way towards reducing Japan’s significant trade deficit.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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