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'Green News Report' - March 13, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sen. Inhofe...

The Future of Nuclear Energy: Living with the Risk of Meltdowns

Peter C. Burns | Posted 05.12.2012 | Science
Peter C. Burns

Instead of assuming that we can prevent another meltdown, scientists need to lower the risk to humanity by understanding what happens when a reactor meltdown happens and how radioactive material is released.

Fear and Uncertainty for Fukushima

Jane_Cohen | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

Despite the government's assurance that all areas outside the mandatory 20-kilometer evacuation zone are safe, he found elevated levels of radiation in his own backyard -- and in his house.

LOOK: Before And After The Tsunami

Posted 03.11.2012 | World

On the first anniversary of the 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, 2011, the debris and destruction continue to l...

Why Did the 2011 Japan Tsunami Kill So Many People?

Bruce Parker | Posted 05.11.2012 | Science
Bruce Parker

With so little time to try to escape, tsunami preparedness becomes the most important thing in saving lives. Unfortunately, the response of many Japanese to that warning was inadequate due to their lack of tsunami preparedness training.

How To Survive A Nuclear Meltdown

Posted 03.11.2012 | World

You're riding your bike to a Cub Scout meeting. Or maybe Dad is cooking hot dogs out for a picnic. And then suddenly, BOOM, it's a nuclear nightma...

PHOTOS: Struggling to Save Fukushima's Animals

La Carmina | Posted 05.11.2012 | World
La Carmina

Days after the disaster, Fukushima's animals were starving. Rescue groups rushed to Tohoku to care for abandoned pets. A year later, challenges remain.

Lynne Peeples

Japan Tsunami Anniversary: Could Tiny Bits Of Plastic In The Ocean Threaten Our Health? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green

One year after a massive tsunami ravaged the east coast of Japan, much attention is focused on the bottles, refrigerators and other debris washed out ...

A Look Back: Radiation Concerns In The U.S. After Fukushima

Posted 03.11.2012 | Green

After the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan and caused the largest nuclear accident since Chernobyl, concerns about radia...

Japan's Toughness In The Face Of Disaster

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 05.11.2012 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

Seeing the Japanese care for each other and refuse to fall into despair always leaves me with hope for their culture and country.

Opportunities and Dangers, One Year After Japan's 3/11 Crisis

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 05.10.2012 | World
Joshua W. Walker

In spite of the 3/11 disaster, and amidst economic and political upheaval in many parts of the world, the fact is that Japan remains remarkably stable.

Harry Truman's Lies and Fukushima

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

No matter how many new reports there will be on this anniversary, the facts remain the same. Nuclear power is far dirtier and far deadlier than anything man has ever created.

'Green News Report' - March 8, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama fires...

Chris Kirkham

After Nuclear Disaster In Japan, U.S. Slow To Update Plant Safety At Home | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.08.2012 | Green

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last March, with the world captivated by the worst nuclear disaster in a generation, U.S. regu...

LOOK: Japan Tsunami Destruction, Before And After

Posted 03.08.2012 | World

Ravaged by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, Japan struggles a year later to repair the damage left in the wake of natural dis...

Japan's Ex-Leader: 'We Were Totally Unprepared' For Fukushima

Posted 05.08.2012 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Japan was woefully unprepared for last year's nuclear disaster, the country's former prime minister said, and suggested that the crippl...

The Fukushima Accident's Legacy One Year Later

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

There's a world of difference between safety, acceptable risk, and too much risk. Nuclear power plants lie somewhere between the second and the third. Anyone who tells you they're unqualifyingly safe is blowing smoke. Hopefully it won't be radioactive.

Tsunami, Destruction And Creation

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 05.05.2012 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

An overwhelmingly coastal population living in an earthquake-prone region also understands that regardless of the plans one makes, circumstances can intervene and sweep them away.

'Green News Report' - February 28, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fox 'News' ...

'Devil's Chain Reaction'

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2012 | World

By Shinichi Saoshiro FUKUSHIMA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Japan's prime minister ordered workers to remain at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima ...

Containing Fukushima: Saving Japan From Itself (Part II)

K.T. Hiraoka | Posted 04.27.2012 | World
K.T. Hiraoka

What is most needed for Japan to get out of its current intellectual slump and to restore vitality are government and corporate sectors that espouse transparency and accountability consistently and over time.

Containing Fukushima: Saving Japan From Itself (Part I)

K.T. Hiraoka | Posted 04.26.2012 | World
K.T. Hiraoka

The disaster at Fukushima last year exposed how entrenched interests among key decision-makers have contaminated Japanese society, endangering the long-term prosperity of Japan.

'Green News Report' - February 23, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: GOP preside...

Nuclear Renaissance? NRC Licenses First Nuclear Reactor In 30 Years

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Here we are almost a year away from the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima that happened as a result of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on March 11th o...

French Nuclear Anxieties Soar After Fukushima

John C.K. Daly | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
John C.K. Daly

France's 59 nuclear reactors generate 78.8 percent of France's electricity, the highest percentage in the world.