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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.

Radiation Found In Milk From California

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.31.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — So now Japan's radioactive fallout is showing up in milk on the U.S. West Coast. Not to worry, though. It turns out that traces of...

Japan Told To Consider Widening Evacuation Zone Around Nuclear Plant

Reuters | Chizu Nomiyama and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

March 31, 2011 6:30:27 AM By Chizu Nomiyama and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, March 31 (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Japan on Thursday to expand th...

Don't Jump to Conclusions About Nuclear Reactors: Look at the Facts and Say No

Erich Pica | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

Nuclear proponents' claims that the industry is clean and safe miss the mark. It takes tons of fossil fuels to mine and transport uranium, leading to about 250,000 tons of CO2 each year.

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.

Setbacks Mount In Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Setbacks mounted Wednesday in the crisis over Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear facility, with nearby seawater testing at its highest radiation...

President Of Company Behind Japan Nuclear Plant Hospitalized

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

TOKYO -- The president of the beleaguered Tokyo utility company that owns the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant leaking radiation in the northeast h...

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 f...

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.