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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.

Science, Tech & Environment

Storing CO2 underground

There are two ways to reduce carbon dioxide. Emit less or remove it from the atmosphere by sequestering it below the earth's surface. As Ashley Ahearn reports, some of the most promising research in this field is happening in Iceland. On PRI's The World.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Loop Current. There's concern that it may play a role in spreading the oil spill in the Gulf. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Eric Chassignet of the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies at FSU.

Development & Education

Disaster cleanup in Japan

Two weeks after the quake and tsunami in Japan, the work of clearing debris and putting up pre-fabricated houses is gathering momentum. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Kathy Mueller of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.