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Moms Clean Air Force -- Fighting for the Environment

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With the news out of Japan about the potential effect of radiation on the population, Americans are starting to ask themselves some tough questions, about weather, about energy, about our natural resources and how to protect them.

The Chain Reaction of a Disaster

Santhosh Mathew, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Santhosh Mathew, PhD

It is true that there are challenges involving the isolation and disposal of radioactive waste. But it's not the occasion to engage in conversations about abandoning nuclear energy altogether.

Workers Injured At Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | SHINO YUASA and TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Nearly two weeks of rolling blackouts, distribution problems and contamination fears prompted by a leaking, tsunami-damaged nuclear plan...

Pact With the Devil -- Thoughts on Our Nuclear Future

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ervin Laszlo

Is it reasonable to stake our future on a devilishly uncontrollable, potentially lethal technology? If we did not have other options, perhaps it would be. Could it be that "our nuclear future" is an oxymoron?

WATCH: Nancy Grace Fights With Weatherman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nancy Grace got into an argument with a weatherman about the potential effects of radiation from Japan on the United States. Grace's spat with mete...

Obsessed With Disaster? 4 Simple Steps For Being Part Of The Solution

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hale Dwoskin

There are some simple steps you can take to become less obsessed with disaster, and yet still be compassionately involved with your fellow man. Doing these things will engage your mind, heart and being in positive, life-affirming ways.

Aftershocks: Reasoning Along The Fault Lines

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Whether the worry is radiation poisoning or heart disease, we tend to focus more on prevention after than before an emergency. Our thinking is so consistently responsive to the crisis that is, rather than ahead of the crisis that might be.

Friday Talking Points [159] -- From Japan to the Shores of Tripoli

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

To the American mainstream media: Please, please, for the love of intelligent conversation about real data, please report the numbers.

Radioactive Plume? The Coast Is Clear

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Jon LaPook

The situation in Japan is dangerous and fluid, but after consulting with experts on radiation and nuclear accidents, here's why I'm not worried about my family flying to California.

A U.S. Health Meltdown Over Japan's Nuclear Crisis

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Far too many people are worrying themselves sick over the remote possibility that they and their families might be exposed to massive amounts of radiation from Japan.

What Have They Done to the Rain?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It is raining outside right now. And coming down with the rain are measurable -- if trace -- quantities of radioisotopes from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors.

Neighbors Begin To Test Japanese Food Imports For Radiation

Slashfood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last Friday's earthquake woes continue for Japan. The radiation threat from a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, where fires have already exposed radia...

Japan Plant Heroes Risk Their Lives To Stop Nuclear Meltdown

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

While thousands of people have been evacuated due to high risks of radiation near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a small group of 180 workers ar...

California Ready for Disaster!

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


O'Hare Radiation Detectors Go Off After Flight From Japan Lands In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Radiation detectors were activated at O'Hare Airport Wednesday after several planes from Tokyo landed in Chicago. In the last 24 hours, five or six...

WATCH: Travelers Stuck At Narita Airport To Get Out Of Japan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Fear of radiation is causing thousands of tourists to leave Japan following last week's earthquake and tsunami. On Thursday,Reuters reported passeng...

Are You Glued To The News From Japan?

Deborah King | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah King

If you've been traumatized, either in person or by watching it on TV, what can you do to release the effects from your system?

Radiation and Miso's Hopeful Healing Powers

Meg Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meg Wolff

Miso has been considered a powerful substance for centuries in Japan. I've been remembering the astounding findings about the ability of miso to offset the impact of radiation exposure.

Weekly Pulse: Japan's Nuclear Crisis Deepens

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A second reactor unit at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan may have ruptured, authorities...

Meltdown: Unsafe at Any Screed

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Randall Amster

The incisive logic of Ralph Nader's Unsafe at Any Speed applies equally to nuclear power -- and furthermore, to the workings of the military-industrial complex with which it is intimately intertwined.

Mormon Church Moving Missionaries Away From Japanese Nuclear Plant

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon church officials say as many as 200 missionaries working in the Sendai and Tokyo regions of Japan are being moved farther aw...

Matt Sledge

Potassium Iodide Demand Soars On 'Panic' Over Japan Radiation | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

From Los Angeles to British Columbia, West Coast residents are snapping up potassium iodide pills as protection against the radiation they fear could ...

How to Protect Yourself From Radiation

Hyla Cass, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hyla Cass, M.D.

The nuclear catastrophe raging through Japan's nuclear power complex is generating an intense fear of radioactive fallout potentially reaching North America.

Swept Away: Watching Japan

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Horowitz

Nothing bright and witty today. Nothing sharp and clever. Nothing with a sarcastic edge, or a skeptical bite. No political points whatsoever. Just sadness -- deep, deep sadness.

An Extraordinary Machine

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Philip Neches

An ordinary machine stops generating heat when it is shut off. Leave it alone, and it will cool down. A reactor, on the other hand, keeps making heat. Lots of heat. Enough heat to melt itself.