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Report From Tokyo: Who to Believe?

David Wagner | Posted 07.27.2011 | Home
David Wagner

Despite Japanese government assurances that contaminated water would disperse in the ocean, the truth is that there is a significant, ongoing discharge from the damaged plant and it is having a damaging effect on marine life.

Ensuring Nuclear Safety

Gregory Jaczko | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
Gregory Jaczko

Ensuring nuclear safety is always challenging. We cannot guarantee the prevention of every possible accident and we seem to only make news when there are issues. But that is precisely our job -- to find problems and ensure they are resolved.

Operator Of Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant Confirms Meltdowns At 2 More Reactors Early In Crisis

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2011 | Home

May 24, 2011 1:25:55 AM TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co , the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disabled by t...

Report From Tokyo: Left Holding the Bag

David Wagner | Posted 07.22.2011 | Home
David Wagner

Each week that passes here brings new revelations about the unstable nature of the nuclear facility at Fukushima as a result of the earthquake and tsu...

Why They Don't -- and Can't -- Get It Right

Carl Pope | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Before long, nuclear will no longer be a low-cost option for even Asia's most rapidly growing electricity markets. The U.S. is obviously not going to build many new nuclear plants but time is running out to jump on the clean-energy bandwagon.

Interview with Akira Tokuhiro, Nuclear Engineer: Fukushima and the Mass Media

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.17.2011 | Home
Vivian Norris

"Only the mass media can put the kind of pressure on TEPCO and the Japanese government to bring about major change. This will cost at least 10 billio...

Reading the Pictures: One Fukushima Meltdown, Three Crippled Cores, Miles of Land and Ocean Glowing, but Still Nothing to See

Michael Shaw | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-05-16-Screenshot20110516at11.01.27AM.jpgHmm, corporate media still not very interested in Fukushima in spite of three compromised reactor cores?

Tom Zeller Jr.

Nuclear Regulator: U.S. Plants Poorly Equipped For Natural Disasters

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

Critics of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission received fresh ammunition on Thursday when the agency revealed that many of the nation's aging nuclear po...

Reading the Pictures: Unit 4 in Danger of Collapse? (And Then, Don't Tell Me There's Nothing To See at Fukushima)

Michael Shaw | Posted 07.13.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-05-13-shaw.pngWhat we're sadly lacking from Fukushima is a bigger and much better picture of what is a still-boiling disaster.

Banking on the Next Fukushima

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

No one would build a reactor in a high-risk earthquake zone on a coast now. Not after Fukushima. Would they? Two of the world's biggest banks, HSBC and BNP Paribas, are doing just that. If completed according to plan, it will be the world's biggest nuclear power facility.

Deadly Silence on Fukushima

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.08.2011 | Home
Vivian Norris

I received the following email a few days ago from a Russian nuclear physicist friend who is an expert on the kinds of gases being released at Fukushi...

Environmental Toxins: What Your Doctor's Not Telling You

Sarah Lovinger | Posted 07.07.2011 | Home
Sarah Lovinger

The link between a bad habit like smoking and health is linear, and a very easy one for doctors and other medical professionals to discuss with their patients who smoke. The individual risk of exposure to environmental toxins is much harder to pinpoint.

Japanese Workers and Children Overexposed to Radiation

Alexia Parks | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home
Alexia Parks

While the world news media has shifted its attention elsewhere, tragedy continues to unfold at Tokyo Electric Power's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear...

Dinner Plate Displays Food's Radiation Level

Posted 07.03.2011 | Home

German artist Nils Ferber pokes some fun at the recent Fukushima radiation scare by creating dinner plates that can detect radiation levels and displa...

25 YEARS LATER

Posted 06.26.2011 | Home

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine marked the 25th anniversary on Tuesday of the world's worst nuclear accident at its Chernobyl power plant as ...

Japan Approves Nearly $50 Billion For Post-Earthquake Rebuilding

Reuters | Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home

April 22, 2011 4:37:58 AM By Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada TOKYO, April 22 (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet approved on Friday almost $50 billion of...

Act Local, Act Global, But Act

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Kathleen Rogers

What's it going to take for us to awaken from our complacency? Now is precisely the time to leverage our economic and technological connections to save our natural resources and jumpstart the green economy.

Green News Report: April 21, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.21.2011 | 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: It's hard t...

Green News Report: April 19, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.19.2011 | 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: Big victory...

Nuclear Industry's Trillion-Dollar Question

Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

PARIS (Muriel Boselli and Geert De Clercq) - In the inbox of Petr Zavodsky, director of nuclear power plant construction at Czech power group CEZ are ...

Fukushima Daiichi Is a 'Ticking Time Bomb'

Democracy Now! | Posted 06.14.2011 | Home
Democracy Now!

The Japanese government is trying to calm fears about radiation levels and food safety in the region around the Daiichi nuclear power facility, even as it has raised the severity rating of the crisis to the highest possible level.

Green News Report: April 14, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.14.2011 | 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: California ...

Green News Report: April 12, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.12.2011 | 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: One month a...

Japan Hit By Second Major Aftershock In A Day

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2011 | Home

April 12, 2011 5:18:41 AM TOKYO, April 12 (Reuters) - A second major aftershock measuring 6.3 rocked northeast Japan on Tuesday, swaying buildings ...

Leadership in the Face of Disaster

The European Magazine | Posted 06.11.2011 | Home
The European Magazine

We need to take a strategic and sustainable decision on how we want to deal with technological risks.