Business Weekly: A reserve of rare earth minerals keeps Taiwan’s hope of developing nuclear weapons alive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The trade war between the U.S. and China has unexpectedly highlighted the importance of rare earths, but many people are ignorant that Taiwan also has a reserve of rare earth m...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2019. There are 213 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On June 1, ...

Taipei's Tatun Volcanoes proven active: scientists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After carrying out a long-term study, a research team at Academia Sinica has determined that the Tatun volcano group (TVG) and Guishan Island are both active volcanoes and a vo...

International Energy Agency: nuclear needed for climate goal

BERLIN (AP) — The International Energy Agency says the premature closure of nuclear power plants and failure to build new ones could make it harder to meet global targets for cutting greenhouse gas em...

EPA approves decommissioning of Taiwan's No. 1 nuke reactor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After three years of review, Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Wednesday (May 15) announced that it has approved a 25-year decommissioning plan for ...

Three Mile Island plant, site of nuclear accident, to close

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst nuclear power accident, will begin a planned shutdown starting June 1 now that it is clear that it will not get a financial r...

Slovakia delays nuclear plant expansion under pressure from Austria

Slovakian officials have announced a delay of their plans to expand Mochovce nuclear power plant and accused Vienna of trying to meddle with Bratislava's "sovereignty" on Monday. The p...

Taiwan's president reaffirms anti-nuclear stance at march

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has reaffirmed her opposition to nuclear power before marching with anti-nuclear protesters. Tsai said at a news conference Sat...

At Taipei's no-nukes parade, Tsai skillfully avoids confronting party primary challenger Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a demonstration demanding nuclear-free policies for Taiwan that took place in Taipei on Saturday afternoon (April 27), both President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Prem...

NJ regulators approve $300M in nuclear plant subsidies

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators voted to approve $300 million in customer-funded subsidies for the state's nuclear industry despite finding the plants are financially viable. ...

Taiwan activists deliver anti-nuclear referendum petition

A local anti-nuclear coalition submitted a referendum petition Tuesday to the Central Election Commission (CEC) for initial screening. The petition initiated by the National Nuclear Abolition Actio...

First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep...

German lawmakers agree to mini-parliament with France

Following their French colleagues, Germany's Bundestag parliament voted on Wednesday to create a 100-seat assembly of French and German lawmakers. The 50 German and 50 French deputies are to meet...

Most Taiwan people want reduction in fossil fuel power: poll

Despite fears that Taiwan will face power shortages in three years due to the government's energy policy, a survey has found that over half of the people still want it to reduce the output of ther...

Democrats seek Green New Deal to address climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are calling for a Green New Deal intended to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of...