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Let Eastern Ukraine Go

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 07.29.2014 | 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 07.18.2014 | 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.

Godzilla Is Back -- and He's Got Something to Say

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment
Joe Cirincione

Thank you, Mr. Edwards, for sending Godzilla to correct the balance. His monster accurately conveys the view held by many security experts today: Whatever value nuclear weapon may have had during the Cold War, they are now a major liability, not a security asset.

Energy On-Demand: The Challenges for Sustainable Energy

Jason Haraldsen | Posted 07.12.2014 | Green
Jason Haraldsen

Since our energy demands are ever increasing, it is unlikely that current alternative energy sources are going to take over as a majority, and that is the problem. That is the energy crisis.

Republic Nuclear Dump Fire Threatens Investors, Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Since 2010, a landfill fire has been moving toward 8,700 tons of unlined illegally dumped radioactive waste in Bridgeton, Missouri. The site is in the middle of working-class neighborhoods, right next to the Saint Louis airport, and near a hospital, schools and a great number of businesses.

How Congressional Inaction Could Kill a Peaceful Iran Deal

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
Jamal Abdi

Unless Congress gives the president the authority to lift sanctions, the president will be limited to extending temporary waivers for the sanctions for successive four-to-six month periods ad infinitum.

Behind the Veil: The Truth About Trade in 'Environmental Goods'

Ilana Solomon | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

What we need for the health of the planet is not an expansion of the WTO or our current model of free trade. Instead, we need fair and responsible trade to sustainably manage natural resources and confront the climate crisis.

UN Issues Update On Iran Nuclear Agreement

Reuters | Fredrik Dahl | Posted 04.17.2014 | World

* More funds for Iran unblocked as it curbs nuclear activity * But plant needed to implement nuclear deal faces put off * Interim pact meant to ...

Fired Nuclear Commander Will Retire At Lower Rank After Alcohol-Filled Russia Trip

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two-star Air Force general fired last fall as commander of the nuclear missile corps because of alcohol-fueled misbehavior wil...

Did Robert Gates Manufacture the Iran Crisis?

William O. Beeman | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Aside from the intriguing clues to Robert Gates' probable role in constructing a false picture of the Iranian nuclear danger, Porter's book is essential reading for all Americans wary of manufactured paths to war that have become a major theme in U.S. foreign relations after World War II.

Air Testing Finds No Contamination Near Nuke Dump

AP | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New air testing in the nation's only underground nuclear repository showed no detectable radioactive contamination from a leak...

How to Talk and Listen to Iran

William O. Beeman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

Current negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program in Geneva have raised hopes that there may be rapprochement between Iran and the West.

13 Exposed To Radiation At Nuclear Waste Dump

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Employees who were working at the nation's underground nuclear waste dump when it started leaking didn't show signs of exte...

Fukushima: Why It Matters and Why We Don't Need to Panic

Jacob Devaney | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Panic is rarely ever a good idea because it closes down the brain with fear, can cripple creative responses, and generally causes people to not think ...

Why Détente With Iran Is a Historic Game Changer

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

We are at a potential cusp, a transformational moment in the Gulf and the Middle East where détente with Iran could radically change the geopolitics and economics of the region. The opportunity should not be missed.

Carbon-Free Energy Is Possible -- Without Nukes

Eleanor LeCain | Posted 02.21.2014 | Green
Eleanor LeCain

We can have the energy we need without emitting carbon or using nuclear energy. That's the takeaway from my recent interview with Dr. Arjun Makhijani on Progressive Radio Network.

Hardliners and Comprehensive Nuclear Deal

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Anyone who has studied Iran's nuclear policies closely for the last decade would be cognizant of the fact that the first deal has never culminated into a comprehensive and enduring agreement addressing the concerns behind Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Jordanians demanding transparent discussions on nuclear plans

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Heated discussions today in Jordan are not about political reform or media policy, but about an issue that is even more relevant to every citizen: the...

Israel's anger with US likely to be taken out on Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

On the surface, it is hard to see any direct link between the recently concluded deal by Iran and the P5+1 group and the Palestinian-Israeli peace tal...

The Iran Accord -- Profoundly, and Primarily, Symbolic

William O. Beeman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

The profound symbolism of the moment more than outweighs the lighter substantive elements of the temporary agreement. The United States and its partners appeared tough and got very little. Iran appeared tough and gave up very little. Both sides saved face.

Understanding the Iranian Perspective in Nuclear Negotiations

William O. Beeman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
William O. Beeman

Briefly stated in Iran's position everything is based on the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to which Iran is a signatory and from which Iran derives its "inalienable right" to peaceful nuclear development.

Fukushima, Humanity's Defining Moment

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jacob Devaney

Capitalism, with all its merit, lacks the ethical integrity required to responsibly handle technologies as potentially deadly as nuclear power. When you understand the facts, you will agree. Unfortunately, the facts have been buried by the very powerful financial interests.

Experts Call For More Nuclear To Slow Climate Change

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 11.04.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- PITTSBURGH (AP) — Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warm...