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These six utopian cities of the future will help you re-imagine life on Earth

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.21.2016 | Green
The Conversation Global

Alan Marshall, Author provided Alan Marshall, Mahidol University Utopia, a book by English statesman, lawyer and clergyman Thomas More (1487-1535), ...

Command and Control: A Terrifying New Documentary About Broken Arrow Nuclear Accidents

Nell Minow | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Nell Minow

You know what's scary? A teenager dropped a wrench onto an aging but still very potent nuclear missile. Even scarier is that the wrench hit so hard it...

Three Minutes to Nuclear Midnight

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home
Jonathan Marshall

The consequences of an accidental nuclear war would be staggering. Thousands of U.S. and Russian warheads, some of them orders of magnitude larger than the one that wiped out Hiroshima, are primed for launch on warning.

Degradation of Indian Point Reactor Triggers NRC Investigation

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The unprecedented degradation of critical baffle bolts in the Indian Point 2 reactor has triggered an extensive investigation by federal officials see...

23 Years of Radioactive Rainfall at New York Nuclear Plant

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

For the past 23 years, Entergy engineers have tried unsuccessfully to ignore, live with, and then stop a radioactive rain from the Indian Point 2 reactor cavity from falling onto workers inside the massive containment building.

Critical Nuclear Reactor Bolts Fail at Indian Point 2

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

A special inspection of the Indian Point 2 nuclear reactor found that more than a quarter of the stainless steel bolts needed to channel cooling water through active nuclear fuel rods were broken, distorted or "missing," a finding that calls into question the effectiveness of the long term management of this and other ageing power plants.

When Will Our Nuclear Luck Run Out?

Geoff Wilson | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Geoff Wilson

"Whoops" is not a word that you want to hear around the most destructive weapons on earth. Unfortunately it happens more often than you would like to think.

"Green News Report" - May 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Explosion, fire and oil spill at nuclear plant just outside New York City...

Fukushima's Unsung Heroes and Implications of the New Seminal Report by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences for the Future of (Japan's) Nuclear Power Industry

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 11.12.2014 | Home
Najmedin Meshkati

Without respecting and understanding the vital role of human factors in technological systems and proactively addressing/cultivating/facilitating their performance during unexpected events, nuclear safety will only be a distant mirage and recovery will be an unattainable dream.

Small Modular Reactors

Helen Caldicott | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Helen Caldicott

Now that the "nuclear renaissance" is dead following the Fukushima catastrophe, the nuclear corporations will not accept defeat. Their new strategy is to develop small modular reactors (SMRs), allegedly free of the dangers inherent in large reactors. But their claims are fallacious.

Nuclear Titanic

Joe Cirincione | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Perhaps we need 50 or even 100 nuclear weapons. To be safe, perhaps we keep an active stockpile of 450 nuclear weapons, as nuclear experts recommended in a 2012 study. We have 5,000 today.

Atomic Energy -- Unnecessary, Uneconomic, Uninsurable, Unevacuable and Unsafe

Ralph Nader | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

It is telling that Wall Street, which rarely considers the consequences of gambling on a risk, will not finance the construction of a nuclear plant without a full loan guarantee from the U.S. government.

Is Nuclear Power Compatible With Democracy?

Madhusree Mukerjee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Madhusree Mukerjee

Companies that clearly don't trust their own claims of safety have long been asking ordinary people to stake their lives on the same -- and they are no longer willing to comply.

The Deadly Folly of Nuclear Power Overhead

Karl Grossman | Posted 06.12.2012 | Science
Karl Grossman

These missions don't present threats to life on Earth -- unlike the use of nuclear power overhead. Also, the production of nuclear fuel on Earth for use in space -- or in the atmosphere for drones -- constitutes danger, too.

Environmental Toxins: What Your Doctor's Not Telling You

Sarah Lovinger | Posted 07.07.2011 | Home
Sarah Lovinger

The link between a bad habit like smoking and health is linear, and a very easy one for doctors and other medical professionals to discuss with their patients who smoke. The individual risk of exposure to environmental toxins is much harder to pinpoint.

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.

How To Survive In An Age Of Crisis

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

In the current critical moment, the Japanese calamity has shown all the world the harsh downside risks of just a few of the societal compromises we've made. In response to this wake-up call, a shift could happen.

Nuclear Emergency in Japan

Karl Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karl Grossman

After the earthquake, Japan is now trying to avoid a meltdown accident at its Fukushima nuclear power plant -- a disaster which could have catastrophic impacts on Japan and much of the world.

Building a Nuclear Weapons-Free World

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lawrence Wittner

Apocalypse Never , by Tad Daley, is a new book that deserves wide circulation, for it is a spirited, ringing call for nuclear weapons abolition.