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Tornado Destroys Dozens Of Buildings In North Carolina

AP | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green

ELLENBORO, N.C. -- Weather officials confirm there was a tornado in the storm system that swept through parts of western North Carolina this week, fli...

Siting Nukes in a Poor Black Town -- If A Black President Does It, Is It Still Environmental Racism?

Bruce Dixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Dixon

In the weeks since Obama announced $8.3 billion in loan guarantees to build new nuclear reactors in mostly black Burke County, GA, the inconvenient questions continue to pile up.

How Do You Say "Oh Crap!" in Chinese?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

If the American coal industry could sell outdated, pollution-spewing, coal-fired power plants to China, could the nuclear power industry do the same thing?