Government pushes for US-Australia nuke deal. Evidence has emerged of a push within the Federal Government for a nuclear energy cooperation plan with the United States. — ABC News

Nuclear plant may be shut a year or more. A Japanese nuclear power plant — the world’s biggest — may be shut down for more than a year while a safety study is made after an earthquake caused radiation leaks and showed that the plant was built above an active fault. — Sydney Morning Herald

Meat is murder. A kilogram of beef is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution than driving for three hours while leaving all the lights on back home. — New Scientist

Asian parasite killing Western bees. A parasite common in Asian bees has spread to Europe and the Americas and is behind the mass disappearance of honeybees in many countries, says a Spanish scientist who has been studying the phenomenon for years. — Reuters

Bill would encourage firms to help environment. The Social Development and Human Security Ministry is drafting a bill to support its plan to encourage private companies to get more involved in activities which help society and the environment. — Bangkok Post

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