| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:38 PM
NEW YORK — The caller who reported a gas smell minutes before a deadly explosion that destroyed two Manhattan buildings had noticed the same odor the night before but did not report it at the time, officials said Thursday, indicating the catastrophe...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Federal inspectors found no violations as they delved into the reactor shutdowns in January at Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday.
An electrical malfunction caused both of the nuclear power plant's reactors...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 9:17 PM
SACRAMENTO — California farmers markets want to get tough with interlopers who don't sell what they grow.
They're backing a bill to crack down on vendors who falsely claim to offer pesticide-free or locally grown fruits, nuts and vegetables....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:23 AM
The 2011 Fukushima disaster spelled doom for the region's horses, ordered to slaughter after they were exposed to radiation. But in a new documentary, one stubborn rancher resists...
Horses are part of a thousand-year tradition at Fukushima, the...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:20 PM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — As they prepared to resume nuclear negotiations with Iran, U.S. officials insisted that a surge in Iranian oil sales and talk of big Iran-Russia petroleum deals posed no threat to the oil sanctions program on Iran....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The head of nuclear safety for the cleanup of the former nuclear weapons site at Hanford, Wash., was fired Tuesday after allegations she made over several years that the construction project was ignoring serious safety problems.
Donna Busche, an...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:01 PM
A nuclear power plant in Avila Beach shut down one of its two generators after an electrical arc that apparently was sparked during a storm, a utility spokeswoman said Monday night.
Unit 2 at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant went offline automatically...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:18 PM
RAWLINS, Wyo. — A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide.
"This is one of the windiest places in the nation," screams Bill Miller above the din of gusting air.
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Scientists have been trying to harness the secrets of star power since the days of the Cold War. Now, using a 2-millimeter capsule housed in a cavernous building roughly the length of three football fields, researchers have conducted a landmark...
| Feb 13, 2014
Two years after the San Onofre nuclear plant was shuttered because of its problematic steam generators, state authorities are deciding how Southern California Edison ought to power the homes and businesses of its customers without the troubled plant,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:11 PM
It took 192 lasers and a building big enough to contain three football fields, but physicists have finally produced a pair of nuclear fusion reactions that created more energy than was in the fuel to start with.
The reactions lasted less than a...