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A Look Inside Japan's Nuclear Dependency Culture

The New York Times | MARTIN FACKLER and NORIMITSU ONISHI | Posted 07.30.2011 | World

KASHIMA, Japan -- When the Shimane nuclear plant was first proposed here more than 40 years ago, this rural port town put up such fierce resistance th...

Worldwide Flooding: When It Rains It Pours

Donna Henes | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

People have long believed that bad weather is some kind of vengeful divine retribution, punishment for our earthly misbehavior. Certainly in the face of extreme hardship, this is a tempting response, based, perhaps, on guilt.

Reading the Pictures: One Fukushima Meltdown, Three Crippled Cores, Miles of Land and Ocean Glowing, but Still Nothing to See

Michael Shaw | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-05-16-Screenshot20110516at11.01.27AM.jpgHmm, corporate media still not very interested in Fukushima in spite of three compromised reactor cores?

Reading the Pictures: Unit 4 in Danger of Collapse? (And Then, Don't Tell Me There's Nothing To See at Fukushima)

Michael Shaw | Posted 07.13.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-05-13-shaw.pngWhat we're sadly lacking from Fukushima is a bigger and much better picture of what is a still-boiling disaster.

Japanese Workers and Children Overexposed to Radiation

Alexia Parks | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home
Alexia Parks

While the world news media has shifted its attention elsewhere, tragedy continues to unfold at Tokyo Electric Power's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear...

Adapting to a New World of Invisible Toxins

William Spear | Posted 06.24.2011 | Healthy Living
William Spear

It's a whole new ballgame, folks. Nearly every community in the modern world is facing an invisible enemy. Constant exposures to toxic loads in our en...

Radiation And Health: The Aftershocks Of Japan's Nuclear Disaster

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

One may be exposed to elevated levels of radiation by breathing in radioactive particles, ingesting them, or coming into close bodily contact with a source of radiation. Different types of radiation will produce different health effects.

Japan Approves Nearly $50 Billion For Post-Earthquake Rebuilding

Reuters | Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada | Posted 06.21.2011 | World

April 22, 2011 4:37:58 AM By Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada TOKYO, April 22 (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet approved on Friday almost $50 billion of...

Duck and Cover

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

What if schoolchildren stood facing not the American flag every morning before class started but a photograph of a devastated Hiroshima? Do you think we'd start growing up as a country?

Japan's Radiation Contamination Protocols Align With Old Testament Laws

Roger Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Roger Isaacs

The confluence of events in Japan has created a horrific event of biblical proportions. As keepers of the highly radioactive Ark of the Covenant, Moses and Aaron would agree: screen, cleanse, isolate.

U.S. Nuclear Regulator Lets Industry Write Rules

ProPublica | John Sullivan | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green

ProPublica's John Sullivan reports:In the fall of 2001, inspectors with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were so concerned about possible corrosion a...

Japan Hit By Second Major Aftershock In A Day

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

April 12, 2011 5:18:41 AM TOKYO, April 12 (Reuters) - A second major aftershock measuring 6.3 rocked northeast Japan on Tuesday, swaying buildings ...

Inspiring TED Talk

Posted 06.10.2011 | Arts

After receiving a standing ovation for her poems 'If I Should Have a Daughter' and 'Hiroshima,' 22-year-old spoken word poet Sarah Kay went on to give...

Japan To Stop Pumping Radioactive Water Into Sea

Reuters | Shinichi Saoshiro and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 06.08.2011 | World

April 9, 2011 1:28:50 AM By Shinichi Saoshiro and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, April 9 (Reuters) - Japan expects to stop pumping radioactive water into ...

Body Of Missing American Teacher Found In Japan

Reuters | Yereth Rosen | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

April 6, 2011 7:28:32 PM By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 6 (Reuters) - The body of an Anchorage teacher who went missing in Japan follo...

Japan Nuclear Plant Stops Radiation-Tainted Water From Leaking Into Ocean

Reuters | Chizu Nomiyama and Yoko Nishikawa | Posted 06.05.2011 | World

April 5, 2011 11:16:04 PM By Chizu Nomiyama and Yoko Nishikawa TOKYO, April 6 (Reuters) - Engineers have stopped highly radioactive water leakin...

Are Anti-Nuke Liberals Science Deniers?

David Ropeik | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

True liberals, non-wobbly liberals, are supposed to oppose nuclear power. Period. True conservatives, for some reason, are supposed to deny climate change. Period.

Feds Sample Colo. Snowpack Following Japan Nuclear Disaster | Paul Day | Posted 06.04.2011 | Denver

DENVER (CBS4) -- Snow surveyors with the Natural Resource Conservation Service have always cared about the quantity of Colorado's white stuff, not the...

The FDA and Fukushima Fallout

Robert Alvarez | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
Robert Alvarez

The FDA has been asleep at the switch when it comes to protecting public health from medical radiation exposures.

Japan Prime Minister Visits Nuclear Exclusion Zone

Reuters | Kiyoshi Takenaka and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

April 2, 2011 2:57:26 AM - By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, April 2 (Reuters) - Japan's prime minister made his first visit to the coun...

Chris Kirkham

U.S. Rules On Radiation Pills Vary Widely From State To State | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Potassium iodide pills have played a central role in Japan's nuclear response. And they've contributed to widespread paranoia in the Unite...

Japan Told To Consider Widening Evacuation Zone Around Nuclear Plant

Reuters | Chizu Nomiyama and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

March 31, 2011 6:30:27 AM By Chizu Nomiyama and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, March 31 (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Japan on Thursday to expand the ev...

Fox News Ate My Nuclear Dolphins!

Mark Morford | Posted 05.30.2011 | Media
Mark Morford

Near as I can tell, we are all going to die a slow incomprehensible radioactive death relatively soon now. Or we're not.

Chris Kirkham

Japan Crisis Renews Call For Wider Distribution of Radiation Pills in U.S. | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Three weeks ago, it was a chemical compound familiar mostly to pharmacists and radiation experts. Now, in light of the ongoing nuclear cri...

INTERACTIVE: Radiation Levels In Japan And Elsewhere

The Huffington Post | Mike Sparks & Jake Bialer | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

Inspired by the radiation levels graphic at XKCD, the Huffington Post created our own interactive visualization comparing radiation levels. How muc...