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Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

As Fears Of Fukushima's Radiation Linger, Children Flee Homes

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) — The 12-year-old girl didn't want to leave her younger brother, and her grandparents didn't want her to go away. But a family...

Fukushima: What Have We Learned?

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green
Bob Burnett

On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced a 9.0 earthquake. The six nuclear plants at Fukushima Daiichi survived the quake but were swamped by a 45-foot wave that overwhelmed the 19-foot seawalls. In the ensuing three years, we learned four grim truths.

Three Years After Fukushima, Ex-Nuclear Chief Lobbies For Phase-Out

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 03.13.2014 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — As radiation spewed from Japan's nuclear disaster three years ago, the top U.S. atomic energy regulator issued a 50-mile evacuation war...

Three Years After Fukushima, Japanese Still Do Not Want Nuclear Power

The Huffington Post | Lauren Betesh | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

Three years after a crippling earthquake and devastating tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, a concern...

3 Years After Fukushima, Life Returns In The Sea

Tomoko Nagano | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Tomoko Nagano

Nature is desperately trying to survive and return to its original state. The animals disappeared when they lost their ecosystem, but now, after three years of struggling to rebuild it, they are starting to recover their way of life.

Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster Warns It Could Happen Here

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.28.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Fukushima is far more than a disaster diary. It also provides a clear-eyed look at the Japanese regulatory regime that helped make the disaster all but inevitable, and makes a strong case that U.S. oversight is plagued by the same complacent attitude and undue industry influence.

Japan's Return to Nuclear Power

Amy Chavez | Posted 03.03.2014 | Green
Amy Chavez

Yoichi Masuzoe, victor in February's Tokyo gubernatorial election, is expected to help bring nuclear power back to Japan. Despite two anti-nuke contenders in the race, the controversial Masuzoe won the election by a landslide.

New Highly Radioactive Leak At Fukushima Plant

Reuters | Mari Saito | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green

* Worst radioactive water leak at Fukushima since last August * Utility says water unlikely to have reached ocean * Tepco strongly criticised fo...

Fukushima's Contaminated Water Poses Difficulties In Cleanup

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 02.02.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A government panel is proposing additional measures to lessen the contaminated water crisis at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant. T...

Fukushima Cleanup: What Is At Stake?

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Workers started the difficult task Monday of removing nuclear fuel rods from a heavily damaged reactor building at the Fukushima Dai-Ic...

'Any Tank Could Leak Sooner Or Later'

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

TOKYO -- TOKYO (AP) — When tons of radioactive water leaked from a storage tank at Fukushima's crippled nuclear power plant and other containers hur...

Japan Panel Proposes TEPCO's Removal From Fukushima Responsibility

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2013 | World

By Takaya Yamaguchi and Kentaro Hamada TOKYO, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co should be stripped of the responsibility for...

'The World Community Must Take Charge At Fukushima'

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A MoveOn.org petition penned by anti-nuclear activist Harvey Wasserman is asking the United Nations to intervene at the crippled Fukushi...

'Fukuppy' Mascot Is Such A Fail

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.25.2013 | Business

What's in a name? A lot, apparently. Fukushima Industries Corp. bears no relation to Fukushima Prefecture, the location of an ongoing nuclear cata...

Japan Braces For Typhoon Wipha

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - A once-in-a-decade typhoon threatened Japan on Tuesday, disrupting travel...

IAEA: Japan Should Work Harder To Address Fukushima Disaster

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 12.10.2013 | World

TOKYO — TOKYO (AP) — The head of the U.N. nuclear agency urged Japan on Thursday to work harder to address international concerns about leaks ...

Nick Visser

Fukushima Teaches Only Safe Nuclear Power Is None At All: Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Visser | Posted 10.10.2013 | Green

NEW YORK -- What lessons should Americans learn from the continuing disaster surrounding the crippled Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan? A panel of ...

Radiation Levels Near Fukushima Hit 2 Year High

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2013 | World

TOKYO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Radiation levels in seawater just outside one of the damaged Fukushima reactors spiked this week to the highest level in t...

Radioactive Water Splashes 6 Workers In Nuke Plant Mishap

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.09.2013 | World

TOKYO -- TOKYO (AP) — Six workers at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant have been accidentally doused with highly radioactive water, the plant ope...

Crippled Nuclear Plant Reports Another Failure

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2013 | World

TOKYO, Oct 7 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Monday that pumps used to inject water to cool da...

Cause Of New Fukushima Leak Revealed

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

TOKYO -- TOKYO (AP) — Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 ...

Fukushima Reports Another Leak

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.03.2013 | World

TOKYO -- TOKYO (AP) — Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the meltdown-plagued Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at le...

Chain To Grow Food Near Crippled Power Plant

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business

TOKYO, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A Japanese fast-food chain has announced plans to grow rice and vegetables on a farm 100 km (60 miles) from the crippled Fu...

ANOTHER Leak At Crippled Fukushima Plant

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2013 | World

TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Tuesday that four tonnes of rainwater cont...