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'Green News Report' - August 21, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.21.2012 | 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 More About Fukushima Contamination and Casualties Is Known, Japan Proceeding Without Nuclear Reactors

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Samuel S. Epstein

Nuclear power does not, as some contend, have to be part of the electricity future. The extremely painful lesson of the Fukushima tragedy is that Japan can emerge from it, without continuing to subject its people to the terrible dangers of atomic power.

'Green News Report' - August 16, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.16.2012 | 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 stump...

Setting the Record Straight on Oil and Clean Energy

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Natalie Pace

All told, oil and nuclear power costs governments trillions more than is ever calculated into the political rhetoric. And while oil reserves are finite, the sun always shines, water always flows and the wind always blows.

Japan's Reassuring Nuclear History

Gregory Kulacki | Posted 10.06.2012 | Home
Gregory Kulacki

Increased Japanese transparency about its nuclear history and the public discussion it has triggered should not be a cause for alarm. They are welcome developments that are likely to solidify Japan's long-standing and well-considered opposition to developing nuclear weapons.

After Fukushima, Nuclear Power on Collision Course With Japanese Public

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Having weathered the worst of its summer heat and humidity with the majority of its nuclear power plants shut down bodes well for Japan's ability to phase out nuclear energy and shift to renewables. But it remains to be seen what the Japanese government will ultimately decide.

The World's Next Hot Solar Power Market May Be Japan

Clint Wilder | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Clint Wilder

Many buildings are going without air conditioning in the hot and humid summer, launching a new business attire called Cool Biz (no jackets and ties) in Japan's traditional buttoned-down business culture.

A Conversation With Julia Schwartz

John Seed | Posted 09.22.2012 | Arts
John Seed

Flexible, observant, and pleasingly eccentric in her brushwork, Julia Schwartz creates images that are just a little bit off balance; just as she intends them to be.

Japan Investigates Reports Of Radiation-Detector Tampering

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2012 | Home

TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) - Japan's health ministry said it would investigate reports that workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant were...

More Than 100,000 Protest Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home

By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, July 16 (Reuters) - More than 100,000 anti-nuclear protesters marched through central Tokyo on Monday to voi...

A Simple Question for Japan's Leaders

Weston M. Hill | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Weston M. Hill

A simple question follows: If the Japanese government can provide billions of dollars to bail out the shareholders and executives of TEPCO, why are Japan's leaders so unwilling to help the innocent victims of the failed Fukushima nuclear plant?

Is New Nuclear Energy Just Mission Impossible?

Terry Tamminen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Many proponents of nuclear power are the same "let the market work" advocates in economics and politics today. If the market were allowed to function in this case, would any new nuclear power plants be built in America -- or existing ones re-licensed -- if Price-Anderson were repealed?

Nuclear Disaster Was Man-Made Crisis

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2012 | Home

By Risa Maeda and Linda Sieg TOKYO, July 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Fukushima nuclear crisis was a preventable disaster resulting from "col...

Swedish Artist Creates Dishes From Radioactive Soil In Japan

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.26.2012 | Small Business

Inspired by the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, the reverberations of which are still being felt across the world, Swedish artist Hilda Hellst...

'Green News Report' - June 21, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.21.2012 | 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: Good news an...

'Green News Report' - June 19, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.19.2012 | 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: A nuclear r...

Hold That 'Hot' Fukushima Sushi

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The tragic residue of the earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands and cost trillions has crossed the Pacific.

Pregnant? You May Want to Skip the Tuna

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

If you're pregnant, this is a story you should follow.

Mercury Bigger Worry Than Radiation in Tuna

Michele Simon | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

Learning that bluefin tuna caught off California contain traces of radioactivity is disturbing regardless of health risks to diners. But the fact is, when it comes to tuna, we have more serious problems to worry about, like mercury and overfishing.

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Vivian Norris | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Last weekend, events took place which should make us think about the future of energy on this planet.

CO2 Emissions for 2011

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Sobering numbers from the International Energy Agency. IEA's estimates for global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2011 are in. Draw your own conclusions.

Does Radioactive Tuna Mean Fukushima Was Worse Than Expected?

Posted 05.31.2012 | Green

By Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer: Radioactive isotopes from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster turned up in bluefin tuna ...

Knocking on Heaven's Shore: Bluefin Tuna Carrying Safe Fukushima Nuclear Radiation

Carl Safina | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

We know the whole world is connected, but we didn't quite think about how some of the connectors travel awfully far awfully fast. Long before tsunami debris arrives on shore, some California sport fishermen are catching radiation packages.

Nuclear Rubberstamp Commission

Karl Grossman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green
Karl Grossman

The nuclear industry and promoters of nuclear power in government would have us believe that Fukushima means nothing. In reality, the consequences -- in Japan and all over the world -- are expected to be enormous.

Chernobyl 2012: People, Places, and Photos

Glen Browder | Posted 07.29.2012 | Home
Glen Browder

My purpose in writing this post was not to present another horrific portrait of devastation but to present, as best I could, a picture of day-to-day life in still-impacted communities.