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  • September 3, 2013  

    Japan announced plans to build a frozen wall around the damaged Fukushima power plant in an attempt to stop radioactive leaks, amid news that water used to cool nuclear reactors has been leaking into groundwater. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports on the government’s efforts to step in and stop the contamination. Continue reading

  • September 3, 2013  

    The Japanese government is planning to build an ice wall around the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant to try to stop radioactive water leaks. Jeffrey Brown examines the risks and potential political fallout with Arjun Makhijani of the Institute for Energy and Environment Research and Kenji Kushida of Stanford University. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2013  

    The wildfire burning outside of Yosemite National Park has already consumed 235 square miles of forest and threatened several small towns. Jeffrey Brown reports on the efforts more than 3,600 firefighters to battle one of the largest wildfires in California state history and protect San Francisco’s power and water supplies. Continue reading

  • August 8, 2013  

    Since an earthquake and tsunami shattered the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in 2011, radioactive water has been pouring into the sea off the coast of Japan at a rate of 300 tons per day. Jeffrey Brown reports on the revelation made public by plant operator TEPCO and how the Japanese government is reacting to the danger. Continue reading

  • August 8, 2013  

    How are the Japanese people reacting to the news of the continuing contamination leak and what does it mean for Japan’s energy policy? Jeffrey Brown talks with Arjun Makhijani of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and Kenji Kushida of Stanford University about what the government may do to stop the flow. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2013   BY Rebecca Jacobson 

    California has funded scientists from the San Francisco Estuary Institute to reconstruct an image of the San Joaquin Delta’s pre-Spanish landscape. They layer navigational charts, government land surveys, drawings, photographs, and journals to paint detailed picture of the Delta ecosystem of 200 years ago. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2013  

    In 2006, environmentalists and farmers signed an agreement to share water from the San Joaquin River, as federal government planned to refill the waterway and restore the salmon population. But with the recession and $100 million already spent, Spencer Michels reports both sides worry there won’t be enough money to finish. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2013  

    Thanks to Qatar’s harsh desert environment and growing population, researchers have embraced the tiny country as a laboratory to address global concerns. As part of the NewsHour’s series "Food for 9 Billion," special correspondent Jon Miller reports on their inventive efforts to ensure water and food security for the future. Continue reading

  • March 13, 2013  

    In part one of a two-part series Miles O’Brien travels to Hinkley, Calif., the town featured in the movie Erin Brockovich, for its multi-million battle over contaminated groundwater. O’Brien reports on the investigation into the chemical Chromium-6, the agency that regulates it and industry’s influence on the process. Continue reading

  • January 3, 2013   BY Miles O'Brien  

    Science correspondent Miles O’Brien plunged into a muck of that which rhymes with "it" to investigate our ailing sewage system. Here’s his story of what happened underground. Don’t miss his full report on tonight’s NewsHour. Continue reading