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January 22, 2013
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  News Roundup 
  • Opinion: Inaugural address means more focus on climate change
    In his inaugural address Monday, President Barack Obama laid out a series of goals for his second term, one of which was addressing climate change, writes columnist Gerald Seib. Four years ago, climate change had only a brief mention in Obama's first inaugural address. "That, surely, is a sign of changing times," Seib writes. The Wall Street Journal (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Southern Nuclear updates Plant Vogtle evacuation-plan analysis
    Southern Nuclear has filed an updated emergency evacuation plan for people living within 10 miles of its Plant Vogtle in Georgia. Changes in population and evacuation timetables were among the reasons for the updated analysis. Evacuations could be finished in 90 to 205 minutes, but such efforts would depend on time of day, weather and other conditions, according to the plan. The Augusta Chronicle (Ga.) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nev. report: Yucca Mountain project is nearly ended
    A report filed by the Nevada Commission on Nuclear Waste noted progress in the state's efforts against the storage of radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain. The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking to abandon its license application for the project. Las Vegas Sun (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Management & Leadership 
  • How to lead without making decisions
    It's often best for bosses to avoid making some decisions, says Kon Leong, co-founder and CEO of ZL Technologies. Answer your workers' questions with questions, and encourage them to find the answers for themselves. "It can be very frustrating to my employees, but I'm trying to get others to scale up and learn," Leong explains. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • If your workers won't change, maybe you should
    Bosses whose workers resist change have only themselves to blame, writes Disneyland entertainment manager Duane Dike. To inspire employees to embrace new ways of working, bosses need to take a more human and transformational approach to leadership, Dike explains. "[I]n many cases, the real resistance comes from bosses who refuse to change the way they lead," he writes. Management-Issues (U.K.) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International 
  • U.K. considers sale of stake in Urenco
    The U.K. government is considering selling its 33% stake in uranium enrichment firm Urenco, said a spokesman for the country's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Toshiba and Areva have expressed interest in acquiring the shares, according to industry sources. Reuters (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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