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Being Governed by Man-made Risk

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.17.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

The world is being consumed by unforeseen man-made events that have taken the pundits and prognosticators by complete surprise. Whether it is the outc...

7 Photos Of Abandoned Fukushima That Will Give You Chills

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.15.2016 | Travel

Just over five years ago on a Friday in March, the residents of Fukushima, Japan were urged to flee immediately when an earthquake and subsequent tsun...

Grandson Of Officer On Atomic Bomb Missions Tells Survivors’ Stories

HuffPost Japan | Sara Elkamel | Posted 06.01.2016 | World

Ari Beser’s life has always been defined by his grandfather’s participation in World War II. He is the grandson of Jacob Beser, the only U.S. serv...

Chernobyl's 30th Anniversary (and Fukushima's 5th): A Tale of Preventable Nuclear Accidents and the Vital Role of Safety Culture

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 04.22.2016 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

The world commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant catastrophic accident in Ukraine on April 26, 2016.

Indian Point: More Nuts than Bolts

Manna Jo Greene | Posted 04.11.2016 | Green
Manna Jo Greene

The aging, leaking Indian Point Energy Center has been operating with an expired license since 2013. Since that time it has been lurching from crisi...

Fallout From Fukushima: A 100,000-Year Hangover

This Planet | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
This Planet

It's the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster; the damaged power plant is still leaking 150 tons of water into the ocean every single day, and radiation continues to wash up on the far shores of the Pacific Ocean.

GroundTruth Films: Fukushima Diary

Beth Murphy | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Beth Murphy

Signs covering Fukushima Station are a distraction from the fact that 100,000 people are still displaced in the Prefecture. Burn clothes: Wear 'em, t...

'Ice Wall' Is Japan's Last-Ditch Effort To Contain Fukushima Radiation

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.01.2016 | Green

• The nearly mile-long structure consists of underground pipes designed to form a frozen barrier around the crippled reactors.• The $312 million s...

The 'Peaceful' Atom (Take Shelter!)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

On March 11, 2011, following a massive earthquake and a devastating tsunami, the cores of three of the reactors at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant melted down with horrific results. Radioactive cesium, with a half-life of 30 years, contaminated almost 12,000 square miles of the country.

Answering Earthquake and Tsunami, U.S. to Japan Five Years Ago: 'Tell Us What You Need'

Scott Van Buskirk | Posted 03.15.2016 | World
Scott Van Buskirk

Five years ago this month, a megathrust earthquake shook the northeast coast of Japan and triggered a tsunami that swallowed whole communities. The de...

Robots Are Dying To Save Fukushima So People Don’t Have To

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 03.14.2016 | World

Five years after the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, radiation levels remain so high that some cleanup robots that took years to build ...

The Technological World and the Risk of Nuclear Power

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.14.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

This past week, the New York Times' Jonathan Soble reminded us that the cleanup of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster that took place five years ago will still take decades to complete. It was a stark reminder of the limits and dangers of modern technology.

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/11/16: Special Election-free Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 03.11.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

We're an oasis in the political desert this week, so escape the election madness by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random bu...

Japan Five Years On: Fukushima Born Again As Nation Rediscovers Its Potential

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Joshua W. Walker

Five years on, rays of hope are beginning to penetrate the gloom cast over Naraha, an idyllic coastal town in Fukushima, Japan.

Five Years After Fukushima, U.S. Nuclear Safety Upgrades Lagging

Elliott Negin | Posted 03.10.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

This week is the 5th anniversary of one of the worst disasters in the history of nuclear power. Unfortunately the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has not done enough to ensure that kind of an accident can't happen here.

'Green News Report' - March 8, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.08.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Democratic candidates debate in Flint, and call for Michigan's governor t...

Japanese Seafood Is Mostly Free From Fukushima Radiation

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.01.2016 | Science

Nearly five years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, most seafood caught off the coast of Japan is safe to eat, according to a new study. T...

The NYC Security Risk That Candidates Aren't Discussing

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2016 | New York
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

We should do everything in our power to transition the bright minds at IPEC into the clean renewable energy sector in New York, which is growing daily. Let's keep them employed -- and then some. But most importantly, let's keep this country safe.

The Day After the "Implementation Day" of the Nuclear Deal With Iran: Prospects for Scientific Cooperation, Safety and Sustainability in the Persian Gulf

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 12.08.2015 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

Wednesday December 2, 2015 marked a major milestone in the history of peaceful resolution of disputes among nations in the world, when the last step t...

Devastated Town Rebuilds for Energy Self-Sufficiency

XPRIZE | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

No Japanese city was more brutally ripped apart by the deadly 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami than Higashimatsushima. More than 1,000 residents died, and 11,000 structures were destroyed. How do you bounce back from that?

These Photos Show What's Left Behind After A Nuclear Disaster

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 10.08.2015 | World

Over 160,000 people were evacuated from their homes in 2011 when a tsunami triggered a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. What...

The Hajj (Mina) Stampede Tragedy in Saudi Arabia, and How to Respond

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

Saudi Arabia needs a total paradigm change and analysis of the entirety of its Hajj operations and oversight, including all engineered and administrative control mechanisms.

Robots to the Rescue: Five Lessons From Hurricane Katrina (and 22 Subsequent Emergency Robot Deployments)

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 09.15.2015 | Technology
Aaron Dubrow

Robin Murphy is the master of disaster robots. After 9/11, she deployed small mobile robots to investigate the rubble. In the wake of Katrina, she sent small, unmanned aerial vehicles to explore buildings on the Gulf Coast - the first time UAVs had been used for emergency structural inspections.

Radiation in the Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 09.01.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The warming of the ocean surely has an impact on changing growth patterns of marine plants and animals, just as the changing pH or acidity of the ocean has been shown to modify habitat and migrations. But what else?

Japan Restarts Nuclear Reactor For First Time Since Fukushima

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.12.2015 | World

TOKYO/SATSUMASENDAI — Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor for the first time under new safety standards put in place since the Fukushima disaster ...