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Interactive Maps: Worldwide Nuclear Power

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

The disparity between planned power plants and plants under construction raises the question of how many of these proposed plants will actually be built.

The International Community Must Intervene -- in Japan

Jacques Attali | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Jacques Attali

Like the American financial institutions that spawned the subprime mortgage crisis, Japan's nuclear crisis is largely the result of forsaking prudence for profits.

Fox News Ate My Nuclear Dolphins!

Mark Morford | Posted 05.30.2011 | Media
Mark Morford

Near as I can tell, we are all going to die a slow incomprehensible radioactive death relatively soon now. Or we're not.

Three Week's After Japan's Disaster, What Are The Real Risks In The U.S.?

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Three weeks after the onset of the nuclear power plant disaster in Fukushima, Japan, many residents of the U.S. are fearful about the possible health effects of radiation traveling across the Pacific.

Green News Report: March 29, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.29.2011 | 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: Fallout fro...

In The Public Interest: An Unacceptable Risk, Two Decades of "Close Calls," Leaks and Other Problems at U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Johanna Neumann | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Johanna Neumann

The nuclear crisis in Japan is a terrifying reminder of all that can go wrong at a nuclear power plant. The United States must move away from this inherently dangerous technology and towards safer energy sources.

Gambling in Japan

John Feffer | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
John Feffer

On the outside, Japan appears to be a clean, well-ordered, risk-averse place. But beneath this façade of conformity lies a more interesting reality. The Japanese have become almost inured to calamity.

Where are Planet Earth and Humanity Today?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.27.2011 | World
Patrick Takahashi

In the beginning, there was the Big Bang... 13.75 billion years ago. Humans first developed as long as 100,000 years ago. In a 24-hour clock, this i...

The Dangers of Nuclear 'Ice-Nine'

Donald Kaul | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Donald Kaul

Apparently, Japanese reactors were designed to survive either a tsunami or an earthquake, but not both. This is the problem when designing fail-safe systems -- they fail in the most unexpected ways.

Obama Should Call for an Independent Investigation of Nuclear Safety Here at Home

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The government bears the ultimate responsibility for making sure energy operations meet maximum safety standards and have adequate oversight.

A Win-Win for Clean Energy

Uwe T. Schmidt | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Uwe T. Schmidt

For our nation to fully develop renewable energy, it is clear that neither the private sector nor government can do it alone. It requires a partnership.

Are Fish From Japan Safe To Eat?

Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the wake of the Japanese tsunami, the Japanese government has emphasized that consumption of food and water would not cause an immediate health ris...

Japan's Quake By The Numbers

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two weeks after a devastating earthquake and tsunami plunged Japan into its worst crisis since World War II, local refugee families are starting to se...

Hiroshima to Fukushima: The Illusion of Control

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

Hiroshima and Fukushima are of course very different, but the tragedies are fundamentally connected. Both involve our collective deception that we can always control the nuclear machines we invented. We cannot.

The Radioactive Racism Behind Nuclear Energy

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

If we survey the landscape of nuclear development across the planet, we see that the destructive impacts of the technology are often paired with the dehumanizing impacts of environmental racism.

Deconstructing America's Nuclear Cult

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Burnett

In light of the horrific Fukushima Daiichi events, it's time for Americans to be deprogrammed. It's time for us to kick our atomic-energy addiction and close all of our nuclear plants.

Obama Administration Announces Massive Coal-Mining Expansion

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Despite his administration's rhetorical embrace of clean energy, when push comes to shove, Obama is effectively using modest wind and solar investments as cover for a broader embrace of dirty fuels.

The Energy Crisis Mindset

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Japan's Fukushima disaster, stoking fears we've tried to bury since James Bridges's 1971 epic "The China Syndrome," is a sobering reminder of the frag...

How the Peaceful Atom Became a Serial Killer

Chip Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chip Ward

The likelihood that any specific nuclear power plant reactor will melt down may be slim indeed, but to act as though nuclear risks are limited to the operation of power plants is misleading in the extreme.

Green News Report: March 24, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Update on J...

Japan, Libya and BP Blowout Make the Case for Energy Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Postcards from the ragged edge of our global energy system highlight the costs we pay, the risks we bear and the toll we submit to every day for the power and fuel we use. The choice before us could not be more clear.

Poor Risk Communication in Japan Makes Things Worse

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Ropeik

Risk management in a crisis has to include not just the threat itself but also how people perceive and respond to the threat. Risk communication is a vital tool; for managing that part of the overall risk.

Remembering Isao

Janet Langhart Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Janet Langhart Cohen

Despite all that's happened, I believe in the enduring spirit of the Japanese people, those who live in the Land of the Rising Sun. "It has happened, it will pass, they will soldier on."

News From the Future

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

While many causes have no doubt contributed to the unrest roiling the Middle East, including technology and envy of Western freedoms, a key factor, John Denniston convincingly shows, is soaring food prices.

Fukushima: Where Do Aliens Store Their Spent Fuel Rods?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Russ Wellen

Increasingly, spent fuel rods -- with the half lives of their radioactive elements running into the tens of thousands of years -- are finally taking a star turn in the leading role of nuclear risk.