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Highway sign on a road entering the Hanford Site
Highway sign on a road entering the Hanford Site


US: Wyden Demands Plan To Address Radioactive Waste Leaks At Hanford

Sen. Ron Wyden, D- Ore., on Tuesday asked the Energy Department to come up with a plan and a strict timeline to address storage tanks leaking radioactive nuclear waste at the Hanford Site in Southeast Washington. Wyden requested the plan in response to a Government Accountability Office report released today that describes the continuing deterioration […]

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and China’s Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People, China. Photo Credit: DoC
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and China’s Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People, China. Photo Credit: DoC


Chinese Agriculture Goes Global – Analysis

China invests in land and research in Africa, South America, Central Asia to feed the world’s largest population. By Loro Horta* China is the world’s second largest economy, but ironically, food security is emerging as one of the main concerns for China’s communist leaders. During a visit to an Argentinian farm in July President Xi […]

Coal power plant in China. Photo by Tobixen,, Wikipedia Commons.
Coal power plant in China. Photo by Tobixen,, Wikipedia Commons.


Global Coal Demand Seen Reaching 9 Billion Tonnes Per Year By 2019

Global demand for coal over the next five years will continue marching higher, breaking the 9-billion-tonne level by 2019, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its annual Medium-Term Coal Market Report released Monday. The report notes that despite China’s efforts to moderate its coal consumption, it will still account for three-fifths of demand growth […]

The "ceremonial" South Pole, at Amundsen–Scott Station, Antarctica
The "ceremonial" South Pole, at Amundsen–Scott Station, Antarctica


Option For US–China Cooperation In Antarctica – Analysis

By Dean Cheng The U.S. and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have diametrically opposed interests on several critical issues, particularly outside the economic sphere. Taiwan’s defense, freedom of the seas, and American advocacy for universal liberal democratic values are just a few. There is no prospect that the two governments will come to an […]