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Global Scan

Stepping out in the new year?

If being in the French Alps isn't enough of a thrill, now you can "step into the void" with only a glass floor to hold you. Indian police use bananas to recover stolen goods. And we introduce you to the Paradogs of World War II, Chess boxing, Christian Rock Pakistani-style, and more in today's Global Scan.

Politics

Final IAEA Report on the Fukushima Disaster

The nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is considered the second worst nuclear disaster in history. Science journalist, Geoff Brumfiel has been writing about the Fukushima disaster for Nature magazine. He spoke with Marco Werman.

Politics

India's nuclear power plans hit bumps

The World's Rhitu Chatterjee reports on some of the obstacles to India's ambitious plans for nuclear power. There are concerns within India about liability in the case of accidents and land takings to build the plants.

Politics

Venezuela's energy crisis

Oil-rich Venezuela is in the midst of a severe energy crisis. The President is giving workers three extra days off after Easter in an effort to save electricity. The BBC's Will Grant has the story.

Politics

Saving lives in Iraq

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with retired Brigadier General Steve Anderson, who explains how the US military could save lives and money in Iraq by being more energy efficient.

Politics

New possibilities for oil drilling

Marco Werman talks with Robert Kaufmann, director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Boston U, about the new technologies which are helping the oil industry search for oil in many areas once considered too difficult.