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Japan Nuclear Plant Stops Radiation-Tainted Water From Leaking Into Ocean

Reuters | Chizu Nomiyama and Yoko Nishikawa | Posted 06.05.2011 | World

April 5, 2011 11:16:04 PM By Chizu Nomiyama and Yoko Nishikawa TOKYO, April 6 (Reuters) - Engineers have stopped highly radioactive water le...

What Began in Hiroshima Must End in Fukushima

Norman MacAfee | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Norman MacAfee

It was a bad idea all around for most of the human race. When Albert Einstein learned of the bombing of Hiroshima and the dawn of the Nuclear Age, he ...

Green News Report: April 5, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2011 | 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: Breaking:...

Are Anti-Nuke Liberals Science Deniers?

David Ropeik | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

True liberals, non-wobbly liberals, are supposed to oppose nuclear power. Period. True conservatives, for some reason, are supposed to deny climate change. Period.

Japan Nuclear Operator Shares Hit Record Low

AP | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Shares in the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked nuclear power plant plunged to their lowest ever Tuesday amid growing doubts about its abil...

Double Deja Vu

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

The problem with nuclear power is not simply one of safety. It is one more of economics. So long as we depend on OPEC oil supplies, OPEC can drop its prices and make plant investments uneconomic overnight.

The Future of Nuclear Energy in the U.S.

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 06.04.2011 | Technology
Rizwan Ladha

Former Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson argues that new designs for nuclear power plans should constantly be evaluated and old designs reevaluated.

GE CEO Defends Nuclear Industry Safety Record

Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt defended the nuclear industry's safety record on Monday during a trip to Toky...

Japan Nuclear Leak: Radioactive Water Continues Pouring Into The Sea

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Engineers pinned their hopes on chemicals, sawdust and shredded newspaper to stop highly radioactive water pouring into the ocean from Japan'...

The Big Lie of "Clean" Nuclear

Alec Baldwin | Posted 06.03.2011 | Green
Alec Baldwin

You can't get many Americans to view a wind farm as a sign of our investment in a clean, safe energy future, but they seem to roll over and let the nuke industry do as they please, even in the wake of Fukushima.

Japan's Government Needs to Move Quickly

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.03.2011 | Business
Daniel Wagner

No one can truly know the economic impact of Japan's earthquake because the world has never experienced such a severe natural disaster in an economy so critical to the global supply chain.

The Week In World Videos: See What You Missed

Posted 06.03.2011 | World

Increasingly deadly protests in Syria and Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis were two of the biggest events that defined the final days of March 2011. New...

2 Missing Workers At Japanese Nuclear Plant Found Dead

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

TOKYO — A massive tsunami that crippled a nuclear power plant also killed two workers there, the Japanese operator announced Sunday, confirming ...

April: Auspicious and Alarming Anniversaries

Matt Petersen | Posted 06.02.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

As April is upon us, we have a few important dates that really define the challenges we face as humanity and the future health of planet Earth.

Operator Of Japan Nuclear Plant Says Radioactive Water Is Leaking Into Sea

AP | EUGENE HOSHIKO and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan — Highly radioactive water spilled into the ocean off a tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant Saturday, as Japan's prime minister...

Japan Prime Minister Visits Nuclear Exclusion Zone

Reuters | Kiyoshi Takenaka and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

April 2, 2011 2:57:26 AM - By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, April 2 (Reuters) - Japan's prime minister made his first visit to the ...

Anything Can Happen At Any Time: Zen Lessons From Japan

James Baraz | Posted 06.01.2011 | Religion
James Baraz

A central tenet of existence is the truth of impermanence. Ultimately there is no stability in a constantly changing world. As one of my teachers puts it: "Anything can happen at any time."

Details On Japan's Nuclear Workers Emerge

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

The so-called "Fukushima 50" -- a group of about 300 technicians, soldiers and firemen who have been working in shifts of 50 at Japan's troubled plant...

Fukushima 2.0

Marvin Resnikoff | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Marvin Resnikoff

With the decision to entomb four Fukushima reactors in concrete, Tokyo Electric is moving the disaster into uncharted waters. The heat producing fuel rods cannot be turned off.

Radiation Leaks Into Groundwater Under Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

TOKYO, Japan -- Radiation exceeding government safety limits has seeped into groundwater under a tsunami-crippled Japanese nuclear plant, according to...

Time for Humility

Michael Brune | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

At the Sierra Club, we're used to challenging nuclear power in the abstract, technical terms used by policy wonks. Now the issue has regained a moral dimension that transcends wonky facts.

Thanks to Fukushima Light Shed on U.S. Nuclear Facility Located on a Volcano

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

The light shining on the safety of nuclear energy as a result of the Japanese nuclear crisis has been of such powerful wattage that it's even flushing safety issues with nuclear weapons labs and manufacturing facilities out of hiding.

Japan Government Reportedly To Take Partial Control Of Nuclear Plant Parent Company

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

March 31, 2011 10:40:09 PM TOKYO (Reuters) - TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) - Japan's government plans to take control of Tokyo Electric Power Co , t...

Green News Report: March 31, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.31.2011 | 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: Obama's '...

Energy One Year Later

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

It would be wrong to say that efforts to grow energy independence never work. However, policy is not working nearly fast enough.