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Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Backing A Nuclear Renaissance

James Stafford | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
James Stafford

Let's for a second imagine a world without nuclear energy. That's a tough one but let's try. No nuclear bombs, of course, no Chernobyl and Fukushima, ...

On Nuclear Dangers, Hillary Should Beat Trump Hands Down

William Hartung | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

There are no "do-overs" when it comes to nuclear diplomacy. Loose nuclear threats can spark unpredictable reactions, including nuclear buildups on the part of states that feel threatened by them.

Rise in Armenians Arrested for Nuclear-Materials Smuggling Is Worrisome

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Arrests of Armenians who have crossed into neighboring Georgia to try to sell nuclear materials have increased the past two years, with the latest coming just two weeks ago.

A Little-Known Nuclear Race Taking Place in East Asia Is Dangerous and Pointless

Frank von Hippel | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Frank von Hippel

It has been amply demonstrated that the use of plutonium as a fuel in nuclear reactors makes no economic sense. It's time to end this costly and pointless industry.

Happy Birthday, Grand Canyon National Park

Margie Alt | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Margie Alt

On this day nearly 100 years ago, in 1919, the Grand Canyon National Park was born. To celebrate the park's birthday, we're calling on President Obama...

Flint Is Not The Only Water Crisis America Ignored

Christina Laughlin | Posted 02.23.2016 | Green
Christina Laughlin

There are 15,000 abandoned Uranium mines in 14 states in this country. In New Mexico and Arizona, during the 1940s, the government started mining for uranium on the Navajo reservation.

Why Niger's Presidential Election Matters

Phyllis Taoua | Posted 02.21.2016 | World
Phyllis Taoua

Nigerians want and need a government that effectively represents the majority's interests, but many citizens are understandably disaffected and impoverished.

Inside A Community’s Fierce Fight To Prevent A Nuclear Tragedy

The Center for Public Integrity | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.18.2015 | World

Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, INDIA -- Commercial operations for a multibillion-dollar, Russian-built nuclear reactor starting up nearby in December would or...

How India’s Nuclear Industry Created A River Of Death, According to Court Case Claims

The Center for Public Integrity | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.18.2015 | World

Jadugoda, Jharkhand, INDIA -- The Subarnarekha River roars out of the Chota Nagpur plateau in eastern India, emptying 245 miles downstream into the Ba...

For Progressives, the Choice Is Clear: Lindsey Graham. Wait, what?!

Brian Boyko | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Brian Boyko

It may seem like cognitive dissonance, but I like Graham. Graham respects the separation of powers and has logical, internally consistent (wrong) decisions that he sticks to out of principle.

Why It Matters That Colin Powell and Debbie Wasserman Schultz Support the Iran Agreement.

Joe Cirincione | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

A Republican former secretary of state and a Democratic "Jewish mother" may have just given us the strongest case yet for the nuclear agreement with Iran. The first is a pillar of the "realist" camp in the American national security establishment. The second is a rising star in the Democratic Party from a heavily Jewish district in South Florida. Together, they represent key constituencies whose support for the historic accord is critical to isolating right-wing opponents and preventing last-minute sabotage attempts. Together, they also lay out a compelling narrative of why the agreement is so important to American national security.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 08.10.2015 | World
Cheryl Carlesimo

We should remember it always, and clearly, and with detail. The loss of those 200,000 people vanishing in two lethal flashes of light with their billowing mushroom clouds hanging above is still hard to wrap your mind around. The fact that so many were civilians is horrific.

On Iran--It's Not Just the Nukes; It's the Sanctions, Stupid

Lynda Bekore | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Lynda Bekore

Bill Clinton made a simple policy slogan--"It's the economy, stupid"--legendary during his 1992 presidential campaign.

A Grand Finale

Michael Brune | Posted 06.25.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

Here's a Brune family road trip tip: Good things often wait at the end of dirt roads. In this case, after a bumpy 13-mile drive on national forest roads, we reached the highest point on Arizona's Kaibab Plateau, a spot called Marble Viewpoint.

Spin Fail as Clinton Foundation Keeps Books Firmly Shut

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.21.2016 | Media
Till Bruckner

Earlier this month, I was in Marrakech to cover the Clinton Global Initiative schmoozefest and make up my mind about whether the Clinton Foundation is as sinister as its critics make it out to be.

The New Devolution: Hillary's Troubled Launch and the Latest Drone Fiasco and Bush Antics

William Bradley | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Think of it not as a new deal but a new devolution, an ongoing decline of quality substance, concern, and even basic awareness in public life. With th...

Washington Hawks Advocate the Bombing of Iran -- Really?

David Oualaalou | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Given America's weak global leadership, I do not see how the United States can sustain a long and devastatingly bloody war against Iran; a war that would become global and could last 10 to 15 years.

Hillary Clinton's Connection To A Russian Uranium Deal Under Scrutiny

The New York Times | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

The headline in Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when the newspaper served as t...

How to Know if the Iran Deal Is a Good Deal

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

World leaders are close to an historic agreement that would roll back and contain Iran's nuclear program. In order for the deal to succeed, however, it must deliver on three core issues.

Time to Pull the Plug on a $30 Billion Nuclear Fuel Boondoggle

Elliott Negin | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

It sounded like a good idea back in 2000. Two decades after the Cold War ended, the United States and Russia each agreed to dispose of 34 metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium -- enough for about 20,000 warheads -- by combining most of it with uranium to create mixed-oxide fuel for commercial nuclear reactors.

Jason Cherkis

Alison Lundergan Grimes May Have Found Mitch McConnell's Weak Spot | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Alison Lundergan Grimes down in almost every poll in a tight race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, her success may h...

Yellowcake and Eat It Too: Why An Extension of Nuclear Talks with Iran Is Good for America

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

A diplomatic resolution will not only bring stability and security for us and our allies, but it could prove the beginning of broader efforts to curtail Iran's more destructive activities in the region.

Hiroshima Visit Brings Feelings of Guilt to American Born in Japan

James M. Clash | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

I felt slightly nauseated and, being the only American there, tremendously self-conscious. But the Japanese smiled, were incredibly polite as is their nature. I could detect no outward hostility. I smiled back, sheepishly, but I sure felt guilty inside.

Kate Sheppard

Company Settles For Record Sum To Clean Up 85-Year Toxic Legacy | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday a $5.15 billion settlement with a subsidiary of ...

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.