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U.S. Loves Engineers, Treats Them Badly

Llewellyn King | Posted 08.20.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

We do not treat engineers very nicely -- at least not those who are federal employees or contractors. The very politicians who lead in exhorting our young to become engineers are those who treat engineers as disposable workers

Mali-Niger-Uranium: A Chinese Puzzle

Barry Lando | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Barry Lando

Niger has huge deposits of uranium, and the largest uranium miner is Areva, a sprawling French energy conglomerate, in which the French government has a major interest. To what degree was France's dramatic intervention driven by France's own economic interests?

The French Presidential Election: the Roles of Fascism and Fukushima

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Vivian Norris

In general, the French President does not appear to be respected as a statesman. The French do not recognize Sarkozy's way of doing things as being familiar, as representing who they are, whether it be on the left or the right.

Fukushima's Nuclear Nightmare Is Far From Over (or the Disturbingly Deadly Act of Placing Profits Before People)

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.17.2012 | Business
Vivian Norris

Why does Fukushima still matter? Because no matter what TEPCO or the authorities have claimed, the reactors and the fuel pools are unstable.

Siemens' Significant Decision -- Abandoning Nuclear Power

Karl Grossman | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Karl Grossman

The just-announced decision by Siemens to withdraw entirely from nuclear power is a significant declaration by a corporation about nuclear power and the world's potential energy future.

Japan Nuclear Crisis May Spur Use Of Safer Reactors

Daily Finance | DAWN KAWAMOTO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As people in the earthquake-tsunami disaster zone north of Tokyo either flee or hunker down in response to the fear of radiation being released from t...

Japan Flexes Its Muscle

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rizwan Ladha

Japan is making a statement -- conditioning the further development of India's nuclear power industry on certain demonstrable nonproliferation commitments.

Why Madagascar Matters

Susan Zakin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Zakin

Madagascar's story is a chess game between the French and the Americans, who have been vying for influence for the past decade. Per usual, the real losers are the people, who have been plunged into unimaginable suffering.

Vermont Votes No Nukes

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

No American state has successfully forced shut a nuclear plant. Vermont is trying to become the first.

Big Nuke's Desperate Ohio Reactor Hoax

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Job-starved southern Ohioans are being promised a shiny new nuclear plant. But the announcement has come with a cruel reminder, and the scent of a desperate hoax.

This Election, It's "Déjà Vu All Over Again"

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

No one expects Americans to riot or protest the war like my generation did. But we cannot let what the Bush Administration started continue into the next presidential administration.