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Interview with Akira Tokuhiro, Nuclear Engineer: Fukushima and the Mass Media

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

"Only the mass media can put the kind of pressure on TEPCO and the Japanese government to bring about major change. This will cost at least 10 billio...

Iran vs. Saudi Arabia in Bahrain?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

Saudi Arabia, with a cash chest that would make King Midas envious and with the backing of the U.S, is a formidable rival to Iran in Bahrain.

Could "Virtual Deterrence" Actually Increase the Chances of Nuclear War?

Russ Wellen | Posted 07.08.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

In its inability to signal a true commitment to nuclear disarmament, virtual deterrence is hardly ideal. But it sounds like a step in the right direction, right? Wrong.

Deadly Silence on Fukushima

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.08.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

I received the following email a few days ago from a Russian nuclear physicist friend who is an expert on the kinds of gases being released at Fukushi...

High Radiation Levels Found At U.S. Nuke Plant

AP | By MEGHAN BARR | Posted 06.27.2011 | Green

CLEVELAND -- High radiation levels recorded at a nuclear reactor in northeast Ohio have prompted a special inspection by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory C...

Russia Calls For Stricter Nuclear Safety Rules

AP | By MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 06.26.2011 | Green

KIEV, Ukraine -- Russia's president argued Tuesday that tough international guidelines could help prevent accidents like the massive Chernobyl meltdow...

'All of the Above' Is No Energy Policy: Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

The Obama Administration has done some historic therapy on America's oil addiction, including new vehicle efficiency standards, but the president's blueprint doesn't lay out the path to full sobriety.

U.S. Nuke Reactor Shuts Down Unexpectedly

AP | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green

ATLANTA -- A nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia has been taken out of service until authorities determine why it unexpectedly shut dow...

Green News Report: April 21, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.21.2011 | 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: It's hard...

Green News Report: April 19, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.19.2011 | 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: Big victo...

The Mathematics of Military Balance

Fred Teng | Posted 06.19.2011 | World
Fred Teng

Many experts have always claimed that China has the largest army in the world. But while in China, there is only one solider to protect every 585 citizens, in the United States, there is one solider for every 198 citizens.

Asia Nuclear Reactors Face Tsunami Risk

AP | By ROBIN McDOWELL and MARGIE MASON | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The skeleton of what will soon be one of the world's biggest nuclear plants is slowly taking shape along China's southeastern co...

New Nuclear Project Distracts From Existing Safety (Read: Seismic) Issues

Russ Wellen | Posted 06.18.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

In a cruel joke at a time of supposed disarmament, the CMRR promises to be the most expensive construction project in the history of Los Alamos.

Green News Report: April 14, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.14.2011 | 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: Californi...

Green News Report: April 12, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.12.2011 | 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: One month...

The 'Surprises' of the Japanese Crisis and the Investment Lessons to Learn

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Surprise consequences to the earthquake in Japan have revealed significant weaknesses in both the worlds of politics and business and from an investment point of view, there are lessons we can learn.

Another Bite Out of Life

Brian Czech | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Brian Czech

The malfunctioning at Fukushima is but one of the bites out of life stemming from the human failure to recognize, much less plan for, the high price and growing risks of economic growth.

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....

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.

Nuclear Anxiety: Rebecca Campbell's 'Boom' Paintings

Posted 06.03.2011 | Arts

Rebecca Campbell's mushroom clouds were painted several months before the recent nuclear scare in Japan, when viewing them would have been a less imme...

Time for Humility

Michael Brune | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

At the Sierra Club, we're used to challenging nuclear power in the abstract, technical terms used by policy wonks. Now the issue has regained a moral dimension that transcends wonky facts.

Thanks to Fukushima Light Shed on U.S. Nuclear Facility Located on a Volcano

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

The light shining on the safety of nuclear energy as a result of the Japanese nuclear crisis has been of such powerful wattage that it's even flushing safety issues with nuclear weapons labs and manufacturing facilities out of hiding.

Obama Aims for Elusive Goal of Energy Independence

Mason Inman | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

While Obama's energy blueprint calls for putting many well-established technologies into place, research continues on several cutting-edge energy-related technologies.

Green News Report: March 31, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.31.2011 | 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: Obama's '...