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Japan and Being There

Marco Werman | Posted 09.25.2011 | World
Marco Werman

In Japan, 3-11 and its ensuing nuclear crisis have prompted soul-searching, and that is itself a debate about Japanese national identity. That is a revolution, but it likely won't be televised. And yet its impact could be massive.

Waking Up to a Nuclear Nightmare

Erich Pica | Posted 09.24.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

The idea that nuclear energy could be a safe solution to the world's energy needs was never more than an empty dream. Clearly, nuclear is just another nightmare problem.

Lessons From Fukushima

Steve Kirsch | Posted 09.24.2011 | Green
Steve Kirsch

Here are some of the lessons I learned from the Fukushima nuclear accident: The world is in serious trouble with carbon emissions. We need to be depl...

'Green News Report' - July 21, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.20.2011 | 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: Deadly h...

'Green News Report' - July 19, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.18.2011 | 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: Another ...

The Party of Crazy

Carl Pope | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

What seems consistent about the Right's distortions of reality is that they are framed to lead the public to take risks that otherwise it would reject -- whether the risk is a global economic meltdown or a climactic one.

Japanese Officials: Fukushima Nuclear Reactors Have Reached Stability

AP | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

TOKYO — The crippled reactors at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear power plant have reached stability more than four months since the disaster and the...

Government Panel: U.S. Nuclear Plants Need Better Protections From Catastrophes

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Calling the Japan nuclear disaster "unacceptable," an expert task force convened by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded that...

Report From Tokyo: My Final Report

David Wagner | Posted 09.09.2011 | World
David Wagner

Change is coming in Japan and I have touched on this point in recent discussions. In addition to formal and respected groups like the AESJ, change will also come from the grassroots level and my guess is it will be the mothers of Japan who will lead the charge.

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Damaged Japanese Nuclear Plant

AP | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- An earthquake registering 5.6 shook the Pacific off Honshu, Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday. That is the area of northeast...

Fukushima Spews, Los Alamos Burns, Vermont Rages and We've Almost Lost Nebraska

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The stream of reactor disasters spewing from this dying industry is certain to escalate. The toll rises with each leak at Fukushima, every flame at Los Alamos, each legal brief at Vermont Yankee, every foot of Nebraska floodwater.

Report From Tokyo: Telling It Like It Is

David Wagner | Posted 09.02.2011 | World
David Wagner

In scathing terms, one of Japan's honest citizens lashed out the other day, claiming that rather than do what is in the best interest of the people, the government is simply making decisions to "prolong its own life."

Japan's Tsunami: The First 24 Hours

AP | ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 09.01.2011 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — When Unit 2 began to shake, Hiroyuki Kohno's first hunch was that something was wrong with the turbines. He paused for a mome...

Germany Sets the Bar for a Green Energy Future

Philip Radford | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Germany, Switzerland and Italy are all abandoning nuclear in favor of clean and safe renewable energy that don't threaten our homes and communities with meltdowns and radioactive fallout


The Guardian | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home

British government officials approached nuclear companies to draw up a co-ordinated public relations strategy to play down the Fukushima nuclear accid...

Report From Tokyo: Living With Radiation

David Wagner | Posted 08.29.2011 | World
David Wagner

In Tokyo, we continue to face not only the threat of a sudden spike in radiation due to the unstable nature of the Fukushima plant, but also the constant issue of food contamination.

Saved -- in Spite of Ourselves

Carl Pope | Posted 08.29.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Although the Missouri River floods threatening Nebraska's Ft. Calhoun and Cooper nuclear power plants will put tremendous stress on both the systems and their operators, the immediate risk of a meltdown like Fukushima is small.

Jamie Didn't Know: The Tragic Legacy of JPMorgan Chase's CEO

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We can already suspect that Dimon's legacy will be written with the words "Jamie didn't know." Given the level of corporate malfeasance in his organization during his tenure as CEO, it seems that he's been a remarkably unobservant executive.

Report From Tokyo: No News Is Good News?

David Wagner | Posted 08.23.2011 | World
David Wagner

It's no surprise that much information received about how the crisis at Fukushima unfolded has been kept away from traditional and social media as long as possible. In the end, however, the truth does come out.

Ask U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Standards Expert Anything

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green

AP reporter Jeff Donn and the AP investigative unit examined the state of nuclear regulatory standards in the United States, finding that, "Federal re...

Japan Plant Clean-Up Suspended Due To Rising Radiation Levels

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

TOKYO, Jun 18 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, said on Saturday it had suspended an operation to clean ...

Report From Tokyo: A 'Japan Spring'?

David Wagner | Posted 08.17.2011 | World
David Wagner

There may be a 'Japan Spring' emerging not only due to being told partial truths, but also because a comprehensive system for measuring radiation in food does not exist. How long will be before everyone has their own Geiger counter at the dinner table?

The Climate Post: Ethanol Tax Breaks Survive, but Vote May Have "Broken the Dam"

Mason Inman | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

While a bill to slash $6 billion in annual tax breaks for ethanol fuel failed to pass the U.S. Senate, it was still hailed by some lawmakers and analysts as a major break from the past.

Documentaries and the Truth We Can Still Tell (But for How Long?)

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.13.2011 | Media
Vivian Norris

Documentaries tell us who we are, what our world is about, and give us the truth. But more and more these filmmakers find themselves, especially in the US, attacked by layer upon layer of lawsuits funded by corporations with deep pockets.

An Appeal to Italians: 'Save Italy From Berlusconi's Nukes'

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Berlusconi's government has plans for four new reactors -- but the people have demanded a referendum on the issue. Italians have the opportunity to say "no!" to nuclear power in their country.