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What Have They Done to the Rain?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It is raining outside right now. And coming down with the rain are measurable -- if trace -- quantities of radioisotopes from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors.

Neighbors Begin To Test Japanese Food Imports For Radiation

Slashfood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Last Friday's earthquake woes continue for Japan. The radiation threat from a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, where fires have already exposed radia...

Japan Plant Heroes Risk Their Lives To Stop Nuclear Meltdown

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

While thousands of people have been evacuated due to high risks of radiation near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a small group of 180 workers ar...

California Ready for Disaster!

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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O'Hare Radiation Detectors Go Off After Flight From Japan Lands In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Radiation detectors were activated at O'Hare Airport Wednesday after several planes from Tokyo landed in Chicago. In the last 24 hours, five or six...

WATCH: Travelers Stuck At Narita Airport To Get Out Of Japan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Fear of radiation is causing thousands of tourists to leave Japan following last week's earthquake and tsunami. On Thursday,Reuters reported passeng...

Are You Glued To The News From Japan?

Deborah King | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah King

If you've been traumatized, either in person or by watching it on TV, what can you do to release the effects from your system?

Radiation and Miso's Hopeful Healing Powers

Meg Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meg Wolff

Miso has been considered a powerful substance for centuries in Japan. I've been remembering the astounding findings about the ability of miso to offset the impact of radiation exposure.

Weekly Pulse: Japan's Nuclear Crisis Deepens

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A second reactor unit at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan may have ruptured, authorities...

Meltdown: Unsafe at Any Screed

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Randall Amster

The incisive logic of Ralph Nader's Unsafe at Any Speed applies equally to nuclear power -- and furthermore, to the workings of the military-industrial complex with which it is intimately intertwined.

Mormon Church Moving Missionaries Away From Japanese Nuclear Plant

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon church officials say as many as 200 missionaries working in the Sendai and Tokyo regions of Japan are being moved farther aw...

Matt Sledge

Potassium Iodide Demand Soars On 'Panic' Over Japan Radiation

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

From Los Angeles to British Columbia, West Coast residents are snapping up potassium iodide pills as protection against the radiation they fear could ...

How to Protect Yourself From Radiation

Hyla Cass, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hyla Cass, M.D.

The nuclear catastrophe raging through Japan's nuclear power complex is generating an intense fear of radioactive fallout potentially reaching North America.

Swept Away: Watching Japan

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Horowitz

Nothing bright and witty today. Nothing sharp and clever. Nothing with a sarcastic edge, or a skeptical bite. No political points whatsoever. Just sadness -- deep, deep sadness.

An Extraordinary Machine

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Philip Neches

An ordinary machine stops generating heat when it is shut off. Leave it alone, and it will cool down. A reactor, on the other hand, keeps making heat. Lots of heat. Enough heat to melt itself.

Radiation Found On Lester Holt, NBC Crew In Japan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC News' Lester Holt—who is in Japan covering the earthquake and nuclear crisis there—revealed on Wednesday's "Today" show that minor traces of r...

A Nuclear Accident Prescription: Why Japan Has Distributed Potassium Iodide Doses

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The tragic events connected with Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami have been compounded by the threat of nuclear contamination.

Doomsday Scenario at Fukushima

Marvin Resnikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marvin Resnikoff

The slow motion events occurring at Japan's (or GE's) Fukushima reactor cannot be sugar-coated. It is a doomsday scenario unfolding. Nuclear reactors are not the same as coal/oil/gas electricity plants -- they cannot be turned off.

Is Your Cell Phone's Radiation Level Safe?

aolnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

More than 200 million people in the U.S. talk on cell phones a total of at least 12 hours a month -- some double or triple that amount. Almost ever...

TSA Will Publish Radiation Test Results To Gauge Health Risks Of Airport Scanners

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Transportation Security Administration said on Friday it will start publishing radiation test results from airport passenger and luggage scree...

What We Can Do Now For Japan

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

I urge the donating public to take it slowly and deliberately. Better to carefully sort through relief agencies' descriptions of what they plan to do over the next month to two years in Japan to help it recover.

Reading the Pictures: The Japan Image That Could Depict a Generation Held Ransom

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shaw

2011-03-13-bagnews.jpgWho can't relate to that sweet face and its innocent confusion? There's more to it, though.

How Bad Is The Nuclear Accident In Japan?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK (Scott DiSavino) – The Japanese nuclear safety agency rated the damage at a nuclear power plant at Fukushima at a four on a scale of one to...

In the Chemo Room: 17 Minutes to Appeal $176,365 Bill

Robert Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

I go back to the chemo room later today, but this morning I sat in on a medical panel that heard my appeal of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield's denial of $176,365 of radiation "benefits" I received last summer.

The Big Question: Are Cell Phones Dangerous?

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

New studies show that just 50 minutes of cell phone radiation excites the brain. This finding strengthens the need for a research program and for putting warning labels on cell phones.