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.
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.
Japanese jazz guitarist Yuto Kanazawa was far from his home in Fukushima, Japan when the earthquake and tsunami struck in March 2011. He was inspired to write a song about the disaster. In an exclusive for The World, Kanazawa performs "The Ocean".
A vast network of tunnels is being constructed beneath the Nordic countryside in Finland. It's intended to safely store nuclear waste for up to a thousand centuries. Eventually, officials say, there will be no surface trace of the tunnels below.
To figure out just how all the talk of red lines and possible military strikes are viewed inside Iran, we turned to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Nazila Fathi, a fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center.
President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney both delivered speeches about American foreign policy today. The two men offered contrasting visions of what America's role should be in shaping events beyond its shores.
People in and around the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are settling into the grim realities after the multiple meltdowns of 2011. Host Marco Werman speaks with journalist Emily Taguchi, who's just returned from a reporting trip to the region.
In Spain, a nuclear controversy continues. In fact it dates back to the 1960's when two American Air Force planes collided in midair and exploded, dropping four nuclear bombs on a tiny Mediterranean farming village.
Japan is running out of space in the storage tanks that house radioactive water used to cool nuclear reactors. The excess is being dumped into the ocean. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with oceanography professor Bill Burnett about the effect on marine life.
Japanese banker Tsuyoshi Yoshiwara hardly fits today's caricature of a greedy, soulless banker. Instead, he campaigns against nuclear power, pays himself a modest salary and says compassion should be his company's key virtue.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met face-to-face today with her North Korean counterpart in Singapore in the highest-level meeting between the U.S. and North Korea in years, as Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Jonathan Head in Singapore.
With the world's attention trained on the global economy, little attention has been paid to a striking goal set by the Russian and American presidents: to rid the world of nuclear weapons. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.
In Sweden residents of two communities actively lobbied to have a nuclear waste repository built in their neighborhood. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jacob Spangenberg, mayor of the winning town ? Osthammar.
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.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's environment editor Peter Thomson about news that the core of one of the damaged nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan may have been breached, resulting in a release of radioactive substances.