US President Barack Obama warns that climate change is no longer a problem of the future, but rather a challenge for now and one that will define the next century. Describing the "urgent and growing" threat that was not being addressed quickly enough, Obama sketched the problems already facing people living in one of America's last wilderness frontiers. Obama also stressed that climate change "is happening here.
Around 150 more of the emails that former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton kept on a private server have been retroactively deemed classified, the State Department said. The agency Clinton previously headed was set to release later some 7,000 additional pages of the mails she surrendered to US officials earlier this year after coming under fire for operating the server. "I think it's somewhere around 150," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters, adding that the process of reevaluating the remaining unreleased emails was continuing.
By Kentaro Hamada and Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a Reuters analysis shows. The country has been inching back to nuclear energy, turning on its first reactor in mid-August after a two-year blackout, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and many in industry looking to cut fuel bills despite widespread public opposition to atomic power. The findings are based on reactor inspection data from industry watchdog the Nuclear Regulation Authority, court rulings and interviews with local authorities, utilities and energy experts.