Officials in Japan said the radioactivity in water at a crippled nuclear plant is testing 10 million times higher than normal.
Japan's government has revealed a series of missteps by the operator of a radiation-leaking nuclear plant, including sending workers in without protective footwear in its faltering efforts to control a monumental crisis.
People in 134 countries and territories including the UK are switching off their lights for an hour to support action to create a sustainable future for the planet.
Competing visions for the use of nuclear power in Scotland will be a "major" issue of the Holyrood election, SNP leader Alex Salmond says.
US naval barges loaded with fresh water are speeding towards Japan's overheated nuclear plant to help workers scrambling to stem a worrying rise in radioactivity and remove dangerously contaminated water from the facility.
China said it has faith in the safety of its nuclear power technology and will not scrap plans to expand its domestic industry because of Japan's crisis.
A possible breach at Japan's troubled nuclear plant has escalated the crisis anew, two full weeks after an earthquake and tsunami first compromised the facility.
Africa's rhinos are facing their worst poaching crisis in decades with organised crime syndicates killing more than 800 in the past three years alone, conservationists said.
The US federal government promoted some uses of coal ash, including in wall boards or as filler in road embankments, without properly testing the environmental risks, according to a report from the Environmental Protection...
A nationwide hunt has been launched for a "fab four" quartet of oil beetles, which are at risk of vanishing from the UK countryside.
Beaches and swimming spots in England and Wales have been rated and their details put on the internet, the Environment Agency has said.
The Badger Trust said it will be taking legal advice as the Welsh Assembly rolls out plans for a cull programme.
A strong earthquake has struck north-eastern Burma, shaking buildings as far away as Bangkok.
The Government turned down the same type of nuclear reactor engineers are struggling to bring under control at Japan's Fukushima plant, Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has said.
Keepers at a marine wildlife park have been using ultrasound - and chain mail gloves - to find out whether one of their venomous fish is pregnant.
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