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Top news: UN Secretary-General warns that relying on nuclear energy will demand improvements in international cooperation; lots of legal news, with environmental groups protesting against German nuke lawsuit and polar bears threatened in Alaska by oil company lawsuits.

#Nuclear: At a conference in Kiev, marking the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized in his speech that world must prepare for more nuclear accidents on the scale of Chernobyl and Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, saying that grim reality will demand sharp improvements in international cooperation. While Mr Ki-Moon attitude is hardly positive, maybe he needs to start thinking about an

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#Nuclear/Action: In response to the news that energy company RWE is suing the German government for bowing to public pressure and closing the company’s nuclear power plant, Greenpeace activists took part in an anti-nuclear sit in at RWE’s Annual General Meeting. RWE CEO was contested at the meeting, after his first five sentences a group of environmental activists stormed forward yelling: "Switch off switch off"

#Biodiversity: Greenpeace, together with other environmental groups, is trying to protect the wildlife habitat of polar bears in Alaska by protesting against the lawsuit filled by the Alaska oil and gas association and the state of Alaska, which are challenging the federal government designation of more than 120 million acres of critical habitat for polar bears in the Arctic. “If polar bears are going to live to see the next century, we have to rapidly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and preserve the Arctic, not turn it into a dirty industrial zone,” said Rebecca Noblin, the Center for Biological Diversity’s Alaska director. “To protect polar bears we must protect the places they live, both from dangerous climate change and from oil spills.”


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