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Will We See Nuclear Progress in Japan?

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lee Schneider

Will the future of power generation be nuclear? I hope not. Will the future of science involve truly respecting the Earth? I hope so.

Controversial Nuclear Waste Site Still Alive Under GOP Plan

McClatchy | Rob Hotakainen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yucca Mountain is still breathing. It's been 24 long years since Congress first designated the desert locale in southern Nevada as the best place to ...

Americans Are Not Angry, But Worried

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

Is it accurate, or arrogant, to say that people who are afraid can't think straight? Is it condescending, or correct, to say that people who are ...

Green News Report: July 6, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A solar boos...

Nuclear Power? 8 Questions Need to Be Answered

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

With the arguments against fossil fuels continuing to pile up it's no wonder people have latched onto nuclear power as an attractive solution.

Oil Spills and Nuclear Waste Dumps: Giving States Choice

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

Giving states veto power over offshore drilling within 75 miles of shore doesn't make it any less likely that oil rigs might collapse, so why does it seem to make the risk of offshore different?

Obama's Bipartisan Olive Branch: Nuclear Energy

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamara N. Holder

Obama is in a position to save jobs, save lives, save America and save his job. He can achieve all of these goals with nuclear energy.

Common Sense and Hope for the Future: A Boy, A Mountain, and the Spirit of Thomas Paine

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nina Sankovitch

Now it is up to Congress to act on pending clean energy legislation and for us to push them to do it. Two recent books illustrate, in very different ways, why.

Obama's New Nuclear War

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

Despite Congressional and White House support for these latest proposed loan guarantees, the grassroots fight over both old and new nukes continues to grow fiercer by the day.

Why Obama Should Rethink the Closure of Yucca Mountain

Wil Hylton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wil Hylton

It has been especially sad to watch Obama simply buckle to political pressure from Majority Leader Reid over the Yucca Mountain issue without offering any other solution to the nuclear waste crisis.

Not in My Backyard: Fear of the Guantánamo Legion of Doom

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Yup, that's right, the self-same prison system that has held Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Son of Sam is apparently no match for a bunch of unarmed, sensory-deprived foreigners.

Obama Seeks End To Yucca Nuclear Waste Dump

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama administration said Thursday it wanted to officially terminate the Yucca Mountain nuclear storage waste site and instead spend $197 million ...

McCain Drops Yucca Mt. Nuclear Waste Storage Plan

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nothing makes the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, madder than folks pushing for the storage of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Mr. Re...

Ten Things to Consider Before we Start Building Nuclear Plants in Illinois Again

Jimmy Seidita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jimmy Seidita

The 1987 moratorium on new nuclear plants in Illinois signaled that going nuclear was a huge mistake. It's made a mess of our electric system, our regulatory system, and worst of all, the state's economy.

Obama's Stimulus Money Must Not Be Wasted on Nuke Reactors

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Cut off from Wall Street, hordes of nuke lobbyists will descend like radioactive locusts on this gargantuan stimulus package. They must be stopped.

Radioactive Pigs

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

More evidence of the hard-wired sloppiness that has plagued Yucca from the start popped up a week after DOE filed for its NRC permit. So how does this play out politically?

McCain, Obama & the Trojan Horse of Nuclear Energy

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Crandell

Under the guise of concern over climate change, some ask us to re-consider our aversion to new nuclear power, ignoring the same old problems that have stopped any plants from being commissioned since 1979.

Yucca Casts Short Shadow On Nevada Presidential Politics

Amanda Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Becker

The candidates talk about the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear storage facility, but people in Nevada are concerned about the economy. In fact, it's McCain's flip-flopping on Yucca that may cost him votes.

Clinton UNLV Roundtable Reveals Strategy Shift

Las Vegas Gleaner | Hugh Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Breaking sharply from her Nevada campaign strategy in an apparent effort to appeal to a broader segment of the electorate, Sen. Hillary Clinton held a...

Pink Slip Alert: Have You Lost Your Job Today?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Th-th-th-that's All Folks: Warner Bros announced that because of the WGA Strike, up to 1,000 employees would be getting WARN mailings, which are essen...