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Iran Deal Could Help Palestinian Cause

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict might get an unexpected shot in the arm as a result of the recently concluded Iran nuclear agreement. While the P5+1 talks in Vienna focused only on the issue of Iran's nuclear capability, many are looking for how this agreement will effect regional conflicts.

Iran Won the Vienna Accords by Agreeing to Stop What It Never Was Doing

William O. Beeman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Iran has won the diplomatic struggle over its nuclear program in Vienna. Its success was not due to United States negotiators' fecklessness as Republican critics and Prime Minister Netanyahu have been quick to assert.

Making a Kosher Deal With Iran

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 06.25.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

While this might seem overly intrusive, if we are to apply the needs of kosher food verification to Iran's nuclear ambitions, we need to use the strongest means of verification and inspection possible.

Interview With the Kid Who Built a Nuclear Reactor in His Garage

Denver Nicks | Posted 06.25.2015 | Science
Denver Nicks

I've known Taylor Wilson from a distance for several years, from a time many lifetimes ago when I was working as a journalist covering the nuclear power industry. He's not a kid anymore, but when he was 14 years old Wilson decided to build a nuclear reactor in his parents' home.

The Russian Nuclear Energy Proposal: An Offer You Can't Refuse

Behnam Taebi | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Behnam Taebi

Neither governments nor nuclear vendors worldwide have yet come up with an oversight, reporting, transparency, and citizen participation mechanism sufficient to make sure that the role that nuclear power could play in the global future energy mix does not lead to disastrous events.

Giant Gas Pipeline to Flank NY Nuclear Plant

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 06.25.2015 | New York
Ellen Cantarow

A very large gas pipeline will soon skirt the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC), an aging nuclear power plant that stands in the town of Cortlandt in Westchester County, New York, 30 miles north of Manhattan. Experts say a disaster as great as or greater than Fukushima could be triggered by a potential gas explosion at the nuclear complex.

Is Trouble Brewing for the 2015 NPT Review Conference?

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Jakob von Uexkull

While the five nuclear-armed states recognized by the NPT have focused primarily on non-proliferation, a series of new disarmament initiatives has reinvigorated the debate and mobilized non-nuclear weapon states and civil society groups to bring the longtime vision of a world free of nuclear weapons into reality.

Will White House Sell Palestine to Get Iran Deal?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

All sides deny that the two cases are linked, but there is worry that the fierce Israeli opposition to the U.S. and European framework agreement with Iran could force Washington to make an unethical trade-off.

Iran and Nuclear Technology: The Details Matter -- But Even More Important Is the Long View of History

Dan Turello | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Dan Turello

While pursuing a spirited debate about if and how to engage with Iran is important, even more significant to the long term health and vitality of the United States is to remember that first and foremost we must continue to support those habits of culture that have made the United States strong in the first place.

Fukushima: Opportunity of Global Proportions?

Jacob Devaney | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
Jacob Devaney

On March 11 let's take time to honor those who are suffering from the effects of the Fukushima disaster. Let us honor them by coming together as one people to address water issues globally.

Iran Sanctions: A Smokescreen for Regime Change

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Marshall

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his followers in Congress want you to think they're trying to save the world from the threat of Iran's nuclear program. But their alarmist rhetoric and hardline demands are just a cover for their familiar program of trying to "remake" the Middle East.

Possible Outcomes of Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

Raghida Dergham | Posted 04.14.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

What will happen following the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries, both in the event of success and in the event of failure? Failure will not lead to a war because Washington's strategy does not involve that.

Stanislav Petrov Saved Your Life and Mine

Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

We owe everything to his choice. But the real moral of The Man Who Saved the World is that no human being should be in his position in the first place. We can't continue to play with nuclear fire and expect not to get burned.

UFO Buzzed French Nuclear Power Plant Says Director

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 03.30.2015 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

Several unidentified flying objects have been spotted over nuclear power plants in France and Belgium over the last few months, and the story has been all over European news.

A Nuclear Power Plant Leaked Oil Into Lake Michigan For Up To 2 Months Straight

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green

A leak at a nuclear power plant went undetected for weeks, allowing up to 2,000 gallons of oil to flow into Lake Michigan. Staff at the Cook Nuclea...

Nuclear Teetering on the Economic Precipice

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Nuclear is one of the most potent tools we have in our battle to clean the air and arrest or ameliorate climate change over time. But many nuclear plants are in danger of being closed.

Review: Hyperobjects--Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World

Illya Szilak | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

What would it look like if we actually recognized the legitimate and inscrutable existence of things apart from ourselves? How would this alter how we interact with each other and with the planet?

Japanese Governor Says It's Too Soon To Restart Reactors

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese governor said Wednesday the country should not restart any nuclear plants until the cause of the Fukushima meltdown is fully...

International Day Against Nuclear Tests Should Push Us All to Demand Global Zero

Valerie Plame Wilson | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Valerie Plame Wilson

The truth is, as long as nuclear weapons exist, we are not safe. The human and environmental devastation caused by nuclear weapons -- whether by testing, mistake or malice -- is the very reason we need to eliminate them altogether.

The Atomic Bomb, Then And Now

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

During this time of commemoration of man's inhumanity, visited upon the people of Japan three generations ago, let us resolve that we shall demand leaders who will resist the impulse to solve political and security problems through weapons of mass destruction.

69 Years Later: Still Working to Prevent Another Hiroshima

Will Ossoff | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Will Ossoff

We must remember the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as the clearest illustration of the human costs of nuclear weapons.

Let Eastern Ukraine Go

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.

Senators Graham And Menendez's Iranian Black Comedy

Matthew Hoh | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The repetition of Washington's call to arms manifests as a form of black comedy: it is funny until you realize its horror.

U.S. Nuclear Plants Prep Long-Term Waste Storage

AP | By MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 07.26.2014 | Green

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nuclear power plants across the United States are building or expanding storage facilities to hold their spent fuel — radi...

Iran Says OPEC Needs to Make Room for Its Oil

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Iran is serious about achieving a position on the international stage that's reflective of its reserve potential, the country's oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh, told an international energy summit in Moscow.