Issues / Environment
Robots were a major force in the automation drive that made Japan the most competitive nation in manufacturing in the 1980s. That glory seems to have faded in recent decades, and Japanese robotics are no exception.
A 30-year war for energy preeminence? You wouldn't wish it even on a desperate planet. But that's where we're headed and there's no turning back.
Japan is still digging its way out of the earthquake and tsunami that hit in March. Here's a way to help.
At nearly 200 meters high and 2.3 kilometers wide, the hydroelectric dam in Hubei, China, is creating a reservoir that will eventually stretch 600km (370 miles) to the west.
The Los Alamos Study Group, a nuclear watchdog, throws up a roadblock to halt a massively expensive new nuclear-weapons complex.
It seems to be deja vu with Tepco and Fukushima -- like Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day."
Not only has Tepco failed to turn the corner on wrestling Fukushima into submission, no insurance company will reimburse it for the costs.
Under Prime Minister Harper, Canada's Conservative Party is devoid of ideas to stimulate the economy.
You don't have to leave America to go to the Third World.
Both American and Japanese officials typically leave the government for cushy jobs in the nuclear-energy industry.