Cuadrilla, the fracking company responsible for a series of earth tremors around Blackpool in 2011, has withdrawn applications for permits to frack in Lancashire after problems surfaced relating to the disposal of radioactive waste.
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Monday 08 February 2010
Sunday 07 February 2010
Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered his country's atomic agency to begin the production of higher enriched uranium.
Saturday 06 February 2010
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said today he saw no sign a deal was close between Iran and Western powers on exchanging some of its low-enriched uranium for higher-grade fuel it can use in a reactor producing medical isotopes.
Wednesday 03 February 2010
Monday 11 January 2010
Sceptics and environmentalists may be locked into endless arguments around global warming, but there's little debate that an energy crisis looms large.
Saturday 02 January 2010
Iran warned today it will produce nuclear fuel on its own if there is no deal to have the West deliver the fuel in exchange for Tehran's enriched uranium by the end of January.
Friday 25 December 2009
Iran's foreign minister says Turkey could be a venue for Tehran to exchange nuclear material with the West.
Monday 14 December 2009
The prospect of fresh tension between the UK and Iran arose today after a document emerged suggesting the Middle Eastern country was working on testing a key nuclear bomb part.
Saturday 12 December 2009
Iran needs up to 15 nuclear plants to generate electricity, its foreign minister said today, underlining Tehran's determination to press ahead with a programme the West suspects is aimed at making bombs.
Saturday 05 December 2009
Iran's vice-president said today his country needs 20 industrial-scale uranium enrichment facilities, a potentially dramatic expansion of its nuclear program in defiance of UN demands.
Monday 30 November 2009
The Iranian government approved a plan yesterday to build 10 new uranium enrichment facilities, a dramatic expansion, in defiance of UN demands that it halt the programme.
Sunday 29 November 2009
Lawmakers urged Iran's government today to submit a plan on reducing cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), after the UN body rebuked Tehran for building a uranium enrichment plant in secret.
Friday 27 November 2009
The UN's nuclear watchdog issued a rare condemnation to Iran over its secretive uranium processing operations today.
Sunday 15 November 2009
Evidence was growing this weekend that babies born in the Iraqi city of Fallujah – scene in 2004 of one of the few set-piece battles of the invasion – are exhibiting high rates of mortality and birth defects.
Friday 13 November 2009
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
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