Liberal groups such as Greenpeace and Ralph Nader's Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG) have trained their crosshairs on a new target in Calvert County, Md. At issue is whether Unistar Nuclear, a joint venture of Constellation Energy Group and the French-owned company Areva, should build an additional nuclear reactor on the site of two existing reactors at the Calvert Cliffs plant in Lusby. Thus far, their efforts seem to have encountered little acceptance, though activists are hoping their rumblings will generate a national public backlash against the clean and safe source of energy that is nuclear power.
Some believe the greatest emerging threat to the human race can be found in the Middle East, where terrorists seek weapons of mass destruction. Others point to melting glaciers, adamant they have discovered proof of environmental doom.
SEOUL — The two Koreas agreed yesterday to postpone until Oct. 2-4 the summit they planned to hold this month because of the flooding that has killed hundreds of people and made more than 300,000 homeless in the North.
XINTAI, China (AP) — Rescuers raced yesterday to pump water out of two coal mines flooded by a rain-swollen river in eastern China, where 181 miners were missing and feared dead.
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CHICAGO -- Archaeologists using radar imagery have shown that an ancient Cambodian settlement cen-tered on the celebrated temple of Angkor Wat was far more extensive than previously thought.
VIENNA, Austria (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog agency and the U.S. government both reported progress yesterday in the international effort to eliminate North Korea's nuclear program.