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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...

The Other Side of Cancer

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

I am no longer sick. I am well. That isn't the case for some of my closest friends and family. Because I'm 'well,' and perhaps because I'm still desperate to make sense of my own senseless diagnosis, I assign myself responsibility to them.

Is This A New Way To Turn Earth's Radiation Into Electricity?

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science

Our planet is warm. Outer space is cold. Can we take that heat difference and turn it into electricity? Physicists at Harvard University may have...

Union Awaits Info On Leak At Nuke Dump Site

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A union representing some 200 workers at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said Tuesday its wants to be sure...

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...

Documents Show the Navy Knew Fukushima Dangerously Contaminated the USS Reagan

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

A stunning new report alleges the U.S. Navy knew that sailors from the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan took major radiation hits from the Fukushima atomic power plant after its meltdowns and explosions nearly three years ago.

The Danger of MIS-Reasoning About Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Fluoride causes cancer. Childhood vaccines cause autism. Climate change is a hoax. Where do all these patent mistruths come from?

Justice for the Atomic Veterans

Vincent Intondi | Posted 03.15.2014 | Black Voices
Vincent Intondi

In 1955 the U.S. detonated a nuclear weapon. Men nearby huddled in fear, praying for their lives. Some died instantly. Others lost their sight or had the skin ripped off their bodies. However, these were not enemies of the U.S. They were Americans.

6 Medical Tips On Choosing HPV Vaccination For Your Daughter Or Son (Or Not)

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

No one wants to talk about it, but HPV (human papilloma virus) is common, sexually-transmitted, and can cause suffering and reduced quality of life. This is serious stuff, and you should take a moment to think about it now.

Cell Phones And Cell Biology: Are We Selling Out?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

'Tis the season to, well, buy stuff. Increasingly, the stuff we buy is electronic. In fact, not only that, but increasingly the stuff we buy with is electronic, too. We are using gizmos to shop for gadgets, or possibly gadgets to shop for gizmos.

Breathing, Manual Therapy and Breast Cancer Recovery

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

It's breast cancer awareness month, and Dr. Alexes Hazen, a breast surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center, Tamar Amitay, of Thrive Physical Therapy,...

One-way Trip to Mars

Dean Regas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dean Regas

Mars One has an ambitious plan: get the first humans to Mars in 2023. Ten years from now, could we see human boot prints on Mars? Could we watch someone take one small step for a woman and one giant leap toward a television phenomenon not seen since the moon landing?

Former NRC Chair: Emergency Plans Won't Protect Residents from Radiation

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said yesterday that emergency plans for a catastrophic event at the Indian Point nuclear power plant are not designed to ensure that residents will escape unhealthy doses of radiation and it would be best if the plant closes down.

Sockeye Salmon Sushi: Japanese Prime Minister Issues International Plea for Help Containing Radiation Leaks

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

In a stunning reversal of disclosure, Japan asks for immediate international assistance to stop radiation leaks into the Pacific. "We are wide open...

Fracking Water: It's Just So Hard to Clean

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Fracking wastewater can contain massive amounts of brine (salts), toxic metals, and radioactivity. And so the gas companies have a problem: what to do with the stuff.

Fukushima Forever

Charles Perrow | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Charles Perrow

Recent disclosures of tons of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima reactors spilling into the ocean are just the latest evidence of the continuing incompetence of the Japanese utility, TEPCO.

Nuclear Energy Survives Only on the Basis of Faulty Risk Assessment

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The bottom line is that nuclear power has great potential in theory, but not in reality. Japan reminds us that while we generally now view nuclear energy as relatively safe, the occasional outlier kills the industry.

Sockeye Salmon Sushi: Use a Geiger Counter

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Does elevated, uncontrolled radiation gush--as from an artery--out of Japan's maimed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and into the Pacific Ocean?

At the Top of My Lungs: Radiation Burnout

Jennifer Glass | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

Burns heal and hair grows back, but my three little dots will always be with me, a daily reminder that I carry cancer inside me and its mark is indelible.

Fukushimazilla

Shan Wells | Posted 11.05.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells

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The Girl Who Transformed the Paper Crane Into the Symbol for Peace and Hope

Michael Rose | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Michael Rose

She knew the prognosis wasn't good and she didn't want to die. Her father told her a Japanese legend that said if you folded one thousand paper cranes you would be granted a wish. She began furiously folding cranes.

The Danger at Fukushima Grows Even Worse

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Just when it seemed things might be under control at Fukushima, we find they are worse than ever. Immeasurably worse. Massive quantities of ...

Rays of Light

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.27.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of July 21, 2013 "There it is!" I cried, over the sound of Kelly Clarkson's singing on the radio, pointing out my window at the white sign gle...

'Cancer Explodes Old Relationships And Seals Others'

Babette Hughes | Posted 09.11.2013 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

I was told in the support group that if cancer didn't kill you, it changed you forever. I didn't believe it. It was too mythic, too sentimental, a TV illness of the week. You've seen the movie. To my surprise I discover that the myth reflects truth.

Buying Pot For My 11-Year-Old

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

At a retreat for parents of children with brain tumor and neuroblastoma, a group of us discuss alternative treatments. One parent mentions vitamins, another brings up curcumin. I mention our foray into the pot club.