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Japan Aftershock Kills At Least 2

AP | By JAY ALABASTER and TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 06.07.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- A strong aftershock ripped through northeastern Japan, killing two people, knocking out power to vast areas Friday and piling misery ...

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.

Green News Report: April 7, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.07.2011 | 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: More U.S....

Reading the Pictures: Fukushima Ha Ha

Michael Shaw | Posted 06.07.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-04-07-fukushima.jpgIf "Hey Ma, we found the crack!" is supposed to make me feel better, it just makes me more shaky and convinced how way in over our heads we are.

Workers At Japan Nuclear Plant Focus On Preventing More Hydrogen Explosions

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

TOKYO -- After notching a rare victory by stopping highly radioactive water from flowing into the Pacific, workers at Japan's flooded nuclear power co...

Only A Recession Can Deliver Obama's Energy Targets

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Rubin

So far, recessions have been the only surefire way America has cut back on its fuel consumption and the need for oil imports.

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 le...

What Began in Hiroshima Must End in Fukushima

Norman MacAfee | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Norman MacAfee

It was a bad idea all around for most of the human race. When Albert Einstein learned of the bombing of Hiroshima and the dawn of the Nuclear Age, he ...

Green News Report: April 5, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2011 | 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: Breaking:...

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.

Japan Nuclear Operator Shares Hit Record Low

AP | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Shares in the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked nuclear power plant plunged to their lowest ever Tuesday amid growing doubts about its abil...

Double Deja Vu

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

The problem with nuclear power is not simply one of safety. It is one more of economics. So long as we depend on OPEC oil supplies, OPEC can drop its prices and make plant investments uneconomic overnight.

The Future of Nuclear Energy in the U.S.

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 06.04.2011 | Technology
Rizwan Ladha

Former Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson argues that new designs for nuclear power plans should constantly be evaluated and old designs reevaluated.

GE CEO Defends Nuclear Industry Safety Record

Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt defended the nuclear industry's safety record on Monday during a trip to Toky...

Japan Nuclear Leak: Radioactive Water Continues Pouring Into The Sea

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Engineers pinned their hopes on chemicals, sawdust and shredded newspaper to stop highly radioactive water pouring into the ocean from Japan'...

The Big Lie of "Clean" Nuclear

Alec Baldwin | Posted 06.03.2011 | Green
Alec Baldwin

You can't get many Americans to view a wind farm as a sign of our investment in a clean, safe energy future, but they seem to roll over and let the nuke industry do as they please, even in the wake of Fukushima.

Japan's Government Needs to Move Quickly

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.03.2011 | Business
Daniel Wagner

No one can truly know the economic impact of Japan's earthquake because the world has never experienced such a severe natural disaster in an economy so critical to the global supply chain.

The Week In World Videos: See What You Missed

Posted 06.03.2011 | World

Increasingly deadly protests in Syria and Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis were two of the biggest events that defined the final days of March 2011. New...

2 Missing Workers At Japanese Nuclear Plant Found Dead

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

TOKYO — A massive tsunami that crippled a nuclear power plant also killed two workers there, the Japanese operator announced Sunday, confirming ...

April: Auspicious and Alarming Anniversaries

Matt Petersen | Posted 06.02.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

As April is upon us, we have a few important dates that really define the challenges we face as humanity and the future health of planet Earth.

Operator Of Japan Nuclear Plant Says Radioactive Water Is Leaking Into Sea

AP | EUGENE HOSHIKO and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan — Highly radioactive water spilled into the ocean off a tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant Saturday, as Japan's prime minister...

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 ...

Anything Can Happen At Any Time: Zen Lessons From Japan

James Baraz | Posted 06.01.2011 | Religion
James Baraz

A central tenet of existence is the truth of impermanence. Ultimately there is no stability in a constantly changing world. As one of my teachers puts it: "Anything can happen at any time."

Details On Japan's Nuclear Workers Emerge

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

The so-called "Fukushima 50" -- a group of about 300 technicians, soldiers and firemen who have been working in shifts of 50 at Japan's troubled plant...

Fukushima 2.0

Marvin Resnikoff | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Marvin Resnikoff

With the decision to entomb four Fukushima reactors in concrete, Tokyo Electric is moving the disaster into uncharted waters. The heat producing fuel rods cannot be turned off.