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International News Archive - September 17, 2012

Nuclear Japan to Phase out All Reactors by 2040

Against the backdrop of grim recent experiences with atomic power, the Japanese government announced last week that it would phase out all of its nuclear power plants by the year 2040.

Coral Reefs Will Suffer If Climate Change Goes Unchecked

Time may be running out on the world’s coral reefs which could be severely victimized by rising global temperatures and carbon dioxide levels

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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