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Workers Prepare To Clean Site Of 'Atomic Man' Accident

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 07.03.2014 | Science

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers are preparing to enter one of the most dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation — the site of a 1976 blast...

Godzilla and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

David Ropeik | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Are these technological solutions to some of the damage humans have done to ourselves and the natural world, or are they just versions of Castle Bravo and the Oxygen Destroyer, escalations of a self-destructive technological death spiral?

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.

University Of Michigan G-Men Nail This A Cappella Cover Of 'Radioactive'

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.24.2014 | College

Sometimes we get submissions sent in that blow us away, and this is one of those times. First, start off by taking a look and listen to this excell...

New Mexican Nuclear Facility Leak 'No Threat' to Human Health

John C.K. Daly | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
John C.K. Daly

The safe storage of nuclear waste has a long history, dating back to World War II. On February 14, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant facility near Carlsbad, New Mexico, admitted that it had its first radiation leak in 15 years.

Dreams on Fire: Imagine Dragons Ignites Audiences

Cicily Janus | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Cicily Janus

In 2012 a band by the name of Imagine Dragons dropped their stamp on the top-40 airwaves with their blockbuster tune, "It's Time." Inventive, quirky a...

Poisoning the Sacred Lands

Jay Tavare | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Jay Tavare

If every action has an equal reaction, then I wonder what poisoning our Mother Earth will bring us? The stark beauty of the high desert in Monument Valley, reminds us how fragile life is. Man can so easily disturb the balance of nature with fatal effects for all.

Imagine Dragons Break Billboard Record

Posted 02.20.2014 | Entertainment

When we talk about topping Billboard charts, names like Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, The Beatles and Madonna usually come to mind. Now, relative new...

Strip-Dancing Khaleesi Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 10.01.2013 | Weird News

Does anything scream post-apocalyptic swag like dusty contortions set to pop music? In this video, Ukranian dancer Yeva Shiyanova of Dance Studio ...

Time To Redraw The Periodic Table?

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science

The periodic table of the elements has grown ever since the first version was published by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869. And now scientists in Sweden sugg...

5 Things You Should Know About Fukushima's Radioactive Leak

Posted 08.23.2013 | Green

By Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer: Japan's nuclear regulator has raised the threat level of a radioactive leak at the crippled Fukushima Dai...

Fossils May Show Traces Of Ancient Supernova

natureheader | Posted 04.16.2013 | Science

By Alexandra Witze Sediment in a deep-sea core may hold radioactive iron spewed by a distant supernova 2.2 million years ago and preserved in the fos...

A Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission, Part 4: Living With the Aftermath

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Roger Witherspoon

"He kept saying 'Not my boots, too. My wife just bought them for me.' But they made him take them off anyway, and he was just there, naked. Then they made him scrub," recalled Maurice Enis, navigator of the USS Ronald Reagan, one of the Navy's newest aircraft carriers.

Arafat Inquiry Spotlights Radioactive Poison

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 09.04.2012 | Science

LONDON -- Polonium first hit the headlines when it was used to kill KGB agent-turned-Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006. This week...

The Climate Post: The Clean and Dirty of Obama's Energy Plan

Mason Inman | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

Following Obama's energy speech a week ago, which set out a goal to cut U.S. oil imports by one-third within a decade, the administration unveiled more projects to bolster energy production -- both clean and dirty.

In The Public Interest: An Unacceptable Risk, Two Decades of "Close Calls," Leaks and Other Problems at U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Johanna Neumann | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Johanna Neumann

The nuclear crisis in Japan is a terrifying reminder of all that can go wrong at a nuclear power plant. The United States must move away from this inherently dangerous technology and towards safer energy sources.

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.

1986: Remembering Another Nuclear Disaster and Troubles with Libya

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

As I watch with absolute horror and sadness what is happening in Japan, and imagine the ways that contamination will spread, and as we once again decide to go after Libya, I wonder, when will it end? When will we learn?

Japan Military Helicopters Dump Seawater On Nuclear Reactor

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ZAO, Japan -- Japanese military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto a stricken nuclear reactor Thursday, trying to avoid full meltdowns as plant...

So When Does the Sputnik Moment Begin?

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

Why do we continue to funnel money into programs like additional gas wells in the New York State watershed instead of embracing newer, cleaner programs like wind and solar?

ProPublica's Guide to Fracking

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
ProPublica

For those who want to dive deeper into the complex science and regulatory issues of fracking, we offer a quick breakdown of the key issues.

FedEx Finds Missing Radioactive Package

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx says they have found radioactive rods used for medical equipment that went missing during shipment between North Dakota a...

Rocky Flats Dam Removal Put On Hold

KDVR | Jon Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - The Environmental Assessment and Public Input process has ended and the plan to remove five dams at the site of the former weapons plant know...

8 Foods You Didn't Know Were Radioactive

Eating Our Words -- The Houston Press Food Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

[T]he average person's exposure to radioactive isotopes in the aftermath of the Three Mile Island disaster -- within a 10 mile radius from the site --...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

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