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Nuclear Crisis

David Wood

North Korea Nuclear Weapons Open New Era Of Global Instability | David Wood | Posted 04.04.2013 | World

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Nobody knew with certainty how North Korea would react when President Obama recently ordered nuclear-capable B-52 bom...

23 Nuclear Plants Could Be Susceptible To Tsunamis, Study Finds

Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

From LiveScience Staff: In March 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami set off a partial meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant on Japan's co...

Iran Warns West Against Pressure Strategy

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Thursday his country is seeking "cooperation" from world powers in next week's nuclear talks in Bag...

Japanese PM Pledges 'Rebirth' Around Fukushima

AP | By MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's prime minister pledged Wednesday in his traditional new year's press conference to bring "rebirth" to the area around the crippled Fu...

Ben Muessig

Japan's Earless Bunny Sparks Worries About Radiation, Mutation | Ben Muessig | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

It's no Godzilla, but an earless rabbit allegedly born near Japan's severely-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has become the latest poster chi...

Back In Recession, Japan Keeps Interest Rates Near Zero

AP | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Japan's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at virtually zero Friday to shore up a quake-battered economy. The Bank of Japan's...

Chernobyl And Fukushima: The Toll Of Nuclear Disasters

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

-- With the passage of time, Chernobyl has become well-explored territory. Guides take you through the nearest town, Pripyat, and they know exactly w...

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.

In The Public Interest:Tragedy in Japan a Terrifying Reminder of the Risks of Nuclear Power

Johanna Neumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Johanna Neumann

As we decide our energy future, we must decide if we are willing to have a situation like Fukushima happen here in the United States. And if the answer to that question is no, our country has no choice but to reject nuclear power.

Weekly Mulch: Saying no to the nuclear option

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Faced with the nuclear crisis in Japan, governments around the world are confronting the vulnerabilities of ...

Shadow Elite: "Safe" Nuclear Power? No Such Thing

Lloyd J. Dumas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lloyd J. Dumas

Natural disasters, such as the gigantic earthquake off the coast of Japan, remind us of the fragility of even our most impressive technologies and the utter interconnectedness of our modern societies.