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Part of the human chain protest in France. Image via planetark.orgHuman Chain Protests Nuclear

The French government is debating extending the life of their oldest nuclear reactor by another decade. In response, thousands of protestors formed a human chain outside the plant on Sunday. Reuters 

A Safe Solar Haven

Japanese company Daiwa House has released the EDV-01, a self-sustaining, solar-power shelter meant to house emergency workers dealing with natural disasters. The shelter can be established on any terrain and is self-sustaining for up to a month. GOOD

Sportsmen Do Science 

Frustrated with the lack of answers local and state officials have given, the Sportsmen Alliance for Marcellus Conservation is doing their own monitoring of water quality in Pennsylvania natural gas drilling areas. Cumberland Times-News

Ditching the Wheels

Many European cities are revising their urban areas to accommodate pedestrians, bike riders, and public transportation, making car travel troublesome and costly. NY Times