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Fukushima Operator Aggravates Crisis With 'Unreliable' Data

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | World

By Yuka Obayashi and Kentaro Hamada TOKYO, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) , the operator of the stricken Fukushima...

LOOK: Is This Japan's Surreal Future?

Posted 09.04.2013 | Arts

Photographers Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression trekked to the contaminated prefectures of Japan, snapping photos of the barren areas left uninhabi...

Hawaii Scientists Seek To Calm U.S. Fears About Fukushima Radiation

jklk | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

The following article is provided by Civil Beat. By Sophie Cocke University of Hawaii scientists are seeking to lessen anxieties about the poten...

What Americans Can Learn from the Japanese

Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC

I recently took a trip to Japan, and got a first hand look at this centuries-old culture. Although only there for a week, it was enough time to leave a hugely positive impression and inspired thinking about what we as Americans can learn from the Japanese.

Japan Vows Quick Action, Public Funds To Solve Leaks

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

By Sumio Ito and Mari Saito TOKYO, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Japan vowed quick, decisive action, including the use of public funds, to tackle...

New Discovery About Fukushima's Radioactive Plume

Posted 10.26.2013 | Green

By Jeremy Hsu, LiveScience Contributor: A radioactive plume of water in the Pacific Ocean from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, which was crippled ...

DARPA Challenge to Give Robot Brains: IBM, SoftLayer, and Open Source Robotics Foundation

James Grundvig | Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

The U.S. has the hardware. But what about the software? Legacy? Developed before the mobile app era? And what about the brains to make robots do the things that would be required of first responders, do the dirty work of containment and cleanup, while not tire or sacrifice human lives in the process?

'Green News Report' - August 27, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

As Crisis Worsens, Fukushima Operator Launches Call For Help

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

By Antoni Slodkowski HIRONO, Japan, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co , the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant,...

5 Things You Should Know About Fukushima's Radioactive Leak

Posted 08.23.2013 | Green

By Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer: Japan's nuclear regulator has raised the threat level of a radioactive leak at the crippled Fukushima Dai...

'Green News Report' -- August 22, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

'Green News Report' is heard on many fine radio stations around the country. For additional info on stories we covered today, plus today's 'Green News Extra', please click right here...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Escalates To Worst Level In 2 Years

Reuters | Kiyoshi Takenaka and James Topham | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

TOKYO, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Japan's nuclear crisis escalated to its worst level in two years on Wednesday, with its nuclear watchdog saying it feared ...

The Deadliest Part Of Japan's Nuclear Cleanup

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

By Aaron Sheldrick and Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is prepari...

The Danger at Fukushima Grows Even Worse

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Just when it seemed things might be under control at Fukushima, we find they are worse than ever. Immeasurably worse. Massive quantities of ...

'Green News Report' - August 6, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Official: Fukushima Leak Is An 'Emergency'

Posted 08.05.2013 | World

An official at Japan's nuclear watchdog told Reuters on Monday radioactive water seeping from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant into the sea consti...

'Green News Report' - July 23, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

2,000 Fukushima Workers At Risk Of Thyroid Cancer

Agence France Presse | Hiroshi Hiyama | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

Around 2,000 people who have worked at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant face a heightened risk of thyroid cancer, its operator said Friday.Toky...

Chernobyl at Sea? Russia Building Floating Nuclear Power Plants

John C.K. Daly | Posted 09.14.2013 | World
John C.K. Daly

Never mind oil spills -- the Russian Federation is preparing an energy initiative that, if it has problems, will inject nuclear material into the maritime environment.

Japan Threatens to Restart Nuclear Power Plants

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Tina Gerhardt

The nuclear power plants are subject to safety tests and have to upgrade plants to ensure that they address the risks of earthquakes and tsunamis. Not all are convinced the measures are enough or the oversight is applied thoroughly.

Situation In Fukishima Takes Turn For The Worst

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2013 | World

By Kentaro Hamada and Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO, July 9 (Reuters) - Japan may restart several reactors shut down by the Fukushima nuclea...

Sunnyside of the Doc: Cultural Exception Also Applies to Documentary

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.30.2013 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

What differentiates the annual French documentary festival Sunnyside of the Doc from other festivals and markets, is its international reach.

Nuclear Power Is So 20th Century

Terry Tamminen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

With the decision by Southern California Edison to decommission its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), we may now see enough data points to reasonably conclude that the nuclear power era is coming to a close.

Will "Pandora's Promise" Start A New Environmental Movement FOR Nuclear Power?

David Ropeik | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

The last line in Pandora's Promise, Robert Stone's new documentary about the environmental advantages of nuclear power, comes from Michael Shellenberg...

San Onfre Is Dead and So Is Nuclear Power!

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

From his California beach house at San Clemente, Richard Nixon once watched three reactors rise at nearby San Onofre. As of June 7, 2013, all three a...