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Japan's Controversial Nuclear Plant Obtains Final Permit Needed To Restart

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A nuclear plant in southern Japan on Wednesday obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to becom...

Nuclear Safety and the Iran Framework Debate

Philip Seib | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Philip Seib

Given the intense focus on Iran's intentions, it is logical that arms control issues dominate discussions about nuclear power in the Middle East. But receiving far too little attention are questions about nuclear safety. The lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima must be kept in mind regardless of how new nuclear capabilities are employed.

Will Europe's Solar Eclipse Fritz Out Germany's Power Grid?

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Natalie Pace

While Europeans are preparing to solar gaze during the March 20, 2015 eclipse, the power pundits are heating up the debate on whether the solar eclipse will fritz out Germany's power grid.

In Japan, A Library Works To Restore What Was Lost In The Tsunami

HuffPost Japan | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

The city of Rikuzentaka in eastern Japan was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that ripped through the area on March 11, 2011. Among the victim...

4 Years After Japan's Devastating Tsunami, Life Is Returning To The Sea

HuffPost Japan | Tomoko Nagano | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

After a powerful earthquake and tsunami struck Eastern Japan four years ago, the ocean near Minamisanrikucho, a town on Honshu Island, completely lost...

'Green News Report' - March 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another two oil train explosions; In Florida, the first r...

Fukushima: Opportunity of Global Proportions?

Jacob Devaney | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
Jacob Devaney

On March 11 let's take time to honor those who are suffering from the effects of the Fukushima disaster. Let us honor them by coming together as one people to address water issues globally.

Japanese Photographers React To The Tragic Aftermath Of Japan's 'Triple Disaster'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts

On March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m., two tectonic plates at the bottom of the Japanese Trench slipped. The bump was like nothing the area had felt before....

Fukushima Worker Dies After Falling Into Water Storage Tank

AP | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — A worker at Japan's wrecked nuclear power plant died after falling into a water storage tank, the latest in a growing number of acciden...

Cloud Eye Control Half Life

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

Cloud Eye Control is a multimedia performance group based in Los Angeles that uses animation, music and live performers to create hybrid theatrical works.

Fukushima Rice Passes Radiation Tests For First Time Since Disaster

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Fukushima rice passed Japan's radiation checks for the first time since the 2011 nuclear disaster that prompted internation...

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Hits Theaters 30 Years After the Disaster

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.31.2015 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Neither Union Carbide nor its successor, Dow, has apologized to the people of Bhopal, India, where what is still known as the world's worst industrial disaster took place 30 years ago this week.

Japan To Restart Nuclear Power Plant

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A governor gave final approval Friday for a nuclear power plant to restart in southern Japan, the first to resume operations under new ...

Japanese Governor Says It's Too Soon To Restart Reactors

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese governor said Wednesday the country should not restart any nuclear plants until the cause of the Fukushima meltdown is fully...

Social Media: Epic Power, Beauty and Terror

Max Benavidez | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology
Max Benavidez

Do you remember the shock wave in January 2009 that shook the media world when a tweet broke the hard news story that a plane had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River? That's social media in action.

Artists To Serve 'Radioactive Soup' To Express Solidarity With Fukushima

artnet | artnet News | Posted 09.29.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on artnet News. By Henri Neuendorf Ei and Tomoo Arakawa will serve soup with vegetables from Fukushima at Frieze L...

Fukushima's Unsung Heroes and Implications of the New Seminal Report by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences for the Future of (Japan's) Nuclear Power Industry

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 11.12.2014 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

Without respecting and understanding the vital role of human factors in technological systems and proactively addressing/cultivating/facilitating their performance during unexpected events, nuclear safety will only be a distant mirage and recovery will be an unattainable dream.

Japan Court Rules Fukushima Nuclear Operator Responsible For Woman's Suicide

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | World

* Japan district court rules Tepco responsible for woman's suicide * Tepco ordered to pay 49 mln yen ($472,000) compensation ...

No Fukushima Radiation Found Off The West Coast

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore., July 29 (Reuters) - Tests of water off the U.S. West Coast have found no signs of radiation from ...

Global Nuclear Power Supply At Lowest Level Since 1980s

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green

By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, July 29 (Reuters) - Atomic power's share of global electricity supply is at the lowest level since the 1980s...

Tide Is Turning for Ocean Conservation

Ghislaine Maxwell | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Ghislaine Maxwell

Fish don't vote -- is that perhaps why the ocean and its problems are a low priority for governments and few politicians see a need to have a public opinion on ocean-related issues?

Floating Nuclear

Peter Neill | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Just because the proposal is located in the ocean, presumably out of sight, it must not be out of mind. The reviews and guarantees must be more strict, not less. There is much at stake, not just the health and safety of human life, but the health and safety of a natural system on which the whole earth depends.

REPORT: Fukushima Workers Fled Plant After Accident

The New York Times | MARTIN FACKLER | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green

At the most dire moment of the Fukushima nuclear crisis three years ago, hundreds of panicked employees abandoned the damaged plant despite being orde...

Manga Comic Sets Off Debate About Radiation

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 07.19.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A journalist finds his nose doesn't stop bleeding after visiting the meltdown-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. He also learns others s...

The Animals Of Chernobyl Have Reclaimed Their Homeland, At A Price

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.08.2014 | Green

In 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant led to the single worst nuclear accident in history. For nearly three decades, humans have ...